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Bilstein 5125 Shocks (33-230337)

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by sblspawn, Sep 28, 2018.

  1. Sep 28, 2018 at 4:26 PM
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    sblspawn

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    Has anyone here any experience with these shocks? Bilstein 5125
    They are for 2"- 3.5" lift.
     
  2. Sep 28, 2018 at 8:25 PM
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    I put them on my truck about 2500 miles ago. They work well for a mild lift. I compared them against the standard 5100 Bilstein for the 0-1" lifts and they are only slightly harder to compress. That said, I'm going to remove them and go with the B110 instead so I can take full advantage of the travel that my Dakar springs are capable of.
     
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    I have them with CS096R leafs. Im no suspension expert, but in my opinion they’re working well, no issues.
     
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  4. Sep 29, 2018 at 9:36 AM
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    But the 5210 specs say to be used on 2" to 3.5". So, if the Dakars are 2.75 why you can't use the 5210?
     
  5. Sep 29, 2018 at 9:38 AM
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    Nice! How much lift do you have?
     
  6. Sep 29, 2018 at 10:48 AM
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    rated lift amounts mean nothing.

    Your limiting factor with any shock mounted on the stock mounts is going to be what the measurement is when you are at full bump what your shocks compressed to. You dont want your shock to be at full compression before you are at full bump!
     
  7. Sep 29, 2018 at 3:41 PM
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    Exactly.

    I had three different Bilstein shocks in my garage and I ended up going with the 33-230337 because it was the best match for my measurements at the time.
     
  8. Dec 20, 2020 at 3:17 AM
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    What was your rear leaf pack.
    I currently have a pair of OME Dakar EL095R, ubolt flip with wheelers superbumps, and Bilstien 33-230337 sitting here waiting on me to install them.
    I'm just hopping I shouldn't have gone with B110s.
     
  9. Dec 20, 2020 at 7:17 AM
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    33-230337
    compressed 15.01"
    extended 24.38"

    B110
    compressed 16.34"
    extended 27.28"

    You will get more down travel with the B110's than the others. But you will have to have extended bump stops since the up travel is less and you'll have to have longer brake lines to accommodate for the extended down travel. From the info I found the valving is the same (255/70), so the ride would not be affected between the two shocks. It really comes down to your use and goals with wheel travel.

    I went for the B110's with my dakar med leafs. They ride well and have quite a but of down travel as well. For the bump stops I used GM bump stops as they are longer and progressive, plus much cheaper than all those fancy ones that are $150+. I'm sure they work great, but that's a lot of money for bump stops.
     
  10. Dec 20, 2020 at 9:40 AM
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    I had the same Dakar EL095R springs and the 33-230337 worked well for my use. At the time I didn't want to bother with extended brake lines and new bump stops so the shocks acted as my limit straps. If you plan on changing your brake lines then I would recommend the B110 over the 33-230337.

    Everything that TacoFergie said above is correct :thumbsup:
     
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