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Bilsteins Snapped

Discussion in 'Off-Roading & Trails' started by 06Bluez, Dec 23, 2008.

  1. Dec 23, 2008 at 6:22 PM
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    06Bluez

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    I did a little mudding today with my quad. Decided to get the Tacoma dirty as well. Had a blast going through foot deep or so mud and water with Taco. I decide to finish up and drive back to my camp and on the way back I hit a pot hole full of water witch apparently was to deep. I launched the Tacoma up in the air and snapped the drivers side shock and bent the stock A-arms. I hope that is my only problem. The truck is at the dealer now. Im scared :eek:

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  2. Dec 23, 2008 at 6:24 PM
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    PatHLC128

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    OUCH, thats crazy, hope nothing else is fucked up
     
  3. Dec 23, 2008 at 6:32 PM
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    dually

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    oh damn... Thats NO good
     
  4. Dec 23, 2008 at 6:33 PM
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  5. Dec 23, 2008 at 6:34 PM
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    holy crap -- I hope the damage isn't too bad -- and don't let them remove your lugnuts... lol
     
  6. Dec 23, 2008 at 6:35 PM
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    06Bluez

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    Yeah no joke. I have had some bad luck lately.
     
  7. Dec 23, 2008 at 6:37 PM
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    glad youre ok and that the damage seems minimal...

    but this is why i have SAWs and not adj bilsteins or toytec adj coilovers...theyre a lot bigger at the mount points
     
  8. Dec 23, 2008 at 6:40 PM
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    SAW's? You guys think the 5100's would hold up stronger than the stock shocks? Trying to figure out what i should replace them with. Don't want to spend over 1k for new Shocks and A-arms.
     
  9. Dec 23, 2008 at 6:40 PM
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    good point -- maybe a good time to upgrade to some nice C/Os

    EDIT: oops -- too late... lol
     
  10. Dec 23, 2008 at 6:42 PM
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    SAWs are Sway-A-Way Racerunner Adjustable coilovers...

    theyre going to hold up better than the 5100s, but im not sure how much (if any) stronger the 5100s are than stock bilsteins
     
  11. Dec 23, 2008 at 6:43 PM
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    not sure if the 5100s will hold up better or not...

    For 1k, there isn't much out there in the form of a C/O and UCA combo -- cheapest C/O I've seen is the Toytec, but it's the 5100s.
     
  12. Dec 23, 2008 at 6:44 PM
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    Not the first time I have seen the OEM shocks break. The 5100's will be plenty strong. Just about any shock will be stronger than the OEM Bilstiens.
     
  13. Dec 23, 2008 at 6:45 PM
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  14. Dec 23, 2008 at 6:47 PM
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    And my Camburgs are built by SAW.
     
  15. Dec 23, 2008 at 6:48 PM
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  16. Dec 23, 2008 at 7:01 PM
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    Yes, but the OEM shocks (the part that broke above) are hollow, where as the OME, Bilstien 5100's, etc, are solid.
     
  17. Dec 23, 2008 at 7:02 PM
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    thats good to know...tho i think i knew OME's stuff was...notice i didnt include it in my comparison
     
  18. Dec 23, 2008 at 7:04 PM
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    Yeah. To what degree of strenghth over OEM, Im not sure, but I have jumped my truck and all is still well. :)
     
  19. Dec 23, 2008 at 7:05 PM
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    even tho those shafts are solid compared to the hollow oem ones...i'd still prefer to have them as wide as they can be...just because...im all about overbuilt
     
  20. Dec 23, 2008 at 7:09 PM
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    "overbuilt" or will they just break someplace else? :D
     
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