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Bilstein 5100 with OME leaf spring?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by vanzigler, Sep 6, 2011.

  1. Sep 6, 2011 at 11:36 AM
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    Hey guys how's it going? I have a 2005 Tacoma, V6, 4.0L, double cab(4 doors), manual transmission, and TRD Sport Edition. Will the Bilstein 5100 shocks work well with the OME leaf springs for the rear? What do I need to look for? Thanks
     
  2. Sep 6, 2011 at 2:06 PM
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    Yep. Alot of people here have 5100s front and back.
     
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    are you talking about the Dakar leaf pack?

    5100's are too short for lifts over 1.5-2" in the rear, from then on you need to look at 5150's
     
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    Or OME shocks
     
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    Not true..................well kinda not true.......Standard length 5100 rears will be good for AAL or small blocks........DSM has the extended 5100s for 2" to 4" of lift for when you get a leaf pack. I have these now waiting to be put on.

    edit...........did these exist in 11'? random thread revival...........didnt see original date.
     
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    Well I am wanting to put OME leaf packs in the rear (2.5" lift) and I already have the standard 5100s in the rear. Just curious If I am going to need new 5100s in the rear.
     
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    " Hey guys how's it going? I have a 2005 Tacoma, V6, 4.0L, double cab(4 doors), manual transmission, and TRD Sport Edition. Will the Bilstein 5100 shocks work well with the OME leaf springs for the rear? What do I need to look for? Thanks"

    I am looking to do the same thing. Bilsteins w/OME replacement leaf's in the back.
     
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    There are many people here using the 5100s in the rear with the Dakar (OME) Leaf pack. I think(but dont quote me) that people even run the regular 5100s(designed for 0-2" of lift).............the problem with that is if you go off roading and fully extend your suspesion you will run out of travel and possibly damage your shock. They now have longer 5100s designed specifically for people running more than 2" of lift............up to 4" inches of lift before you would need even longer shocks. But our trucks only can safely do approx 3" in the front without a DB lift so most arent lifting their rears more than 4" unless you want HotWheels rake.

    If you have standard length 5100 rears and are adding the OME DAKAR leafpack I would suggest getting the longer ones for the minimal investment to be safe.
     
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    this, or just get the OME N182's that are designed to be used with the dakars, roughly the same price as 5100's i think
     
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    Good point if you are after just the rears............Not sure about price for the rears alone but I know that my 4 5100s weres 300 shipped from DSM as ppposed to 430 I think for 4 OME shocks. Not a huge difference. I personally wanted to save the cash and people have said good things about the 5100/OME combo lift. We will see:)
     
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    I had 5100's on my '05 (but also had Ride Rite air bag springs added). There was a couple weeks before the Ride Rites came in that I had just the 5100's... they were great!
     
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    i love my 5100/886 combo up front! and they OME rears are only 180 for the pair on Wheelers, so not bad at all
     
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    This information is a bit misleading.

    The extended length 5100 (RCD/Bilstiens) are designed for the RDC lift kit which incorporates the use of 4" rear blocks, so personally I wouldn't recommend these for people in the 2-3" lift range (rear) due to their overall/collapsed length; the shock bodies on these are really long.

    Long story short and as mentioned on every retailers website, be cautious of the collapse length to ensure you hit the bump stops first. In the case of the OME packs, having not seen this setup at full compression I would speculate you may not hit the bumps prier to completely collapsing the shocks.

    Something to ask yourself: I know the OME packs are thicker than the stock packs which pushes you closer to the bumps similar to that of 4" blocks, but how close really as those 4" blocks are coupled with the stock leafs as well.

    Bottom line, search for someone who actually did the work and measured to ensure proper functionality because taking ones advise may lead to a costly mistake.
     
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