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Difference between rear stock trd bilstein hd shocks vs rear bilstein 5100

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by TacomaGRG, Nov 26, 2010.

  1. Nov 26, 2010 at 3:53 PM
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    TacomaGRG

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    I know the 5100s will give me a smoother ride but are there any other differences? Are they as duarable as the HDs?
     
  2. Nov 27, 2010 at 12:41 PM
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    well werth the money.5100s are 10 times the stock trd ones are.imo.
     
  3. Nov 27, 2010 at 12:42 PM
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    Are the 5100s longer, to give greater droop travel?
     
  4. Nov 27, 2010 at 5:12 PM
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    The difference is that I actually enjoy going over speed bumps now because the feeling of the plush travel is so absolutely buttery smooth :cool:

    The 5100's are about twice as beefy as the TRD stock Bilsteins.
     
  5. Nov 27, 2010 at 5:25 PM
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    5100s give more travel and there valving gives a much better ride. And yes, there way beefier than stock TRD Billys
     
  6. Nov 30, 2010 at 9:03 AM
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    Thanks for the info guys
     
  7. Dec 5, 2010 at 8:48 AM
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    OK, so I hate to sound uneducated about my shocks but.... what is on my 2010 DC Sport? I know they are Bilsteins but are they HD? some Toyota special order? 5100s?

    If I have HD shocks and the 5100s give a bit softer, smoother ride then I'll get 5100s. or something else based on input from TW.

    Thanks
    Hutch
     
  8. Dec 5, 2010 at 1:56 PM
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    The stock Billys are blue/yellow.The 5100's are silver.
     
  9. Jun 24, 2011 at 2:20 PM
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    I HAVE 5100S IN THE FRONT BUT CONTEMPLATING PUTTING THEM ON THE BACK WHEN I MOUNT MY NEW WHEELS WHEN THEY COME IN. i TOO WONDER IF IT IS WORTH IT. i HAVE A CANOPY ON THE BACK OF MY SPORT DC. SO THE RIDE WILL BE SMOOTHER.

    EXPLAIN SMOOTHER. IS THIS SOFTER OR STIFFER? I HONESTLY FIND MY TRUCK A LITTLE SOFT.

    I JUST WANT TO JUSTIFY ME GOING TO BUY THESE. PLS TALK ME INTO IT OR OUT OF IT WITH SOME BETTER INFO.
     
  10. Jun 24, 2011 at 2:23 PM
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    I'D LIKE TO HELP YOU OUT BUT I DON'T KNOW FOR SURE WHAT THE DIFFERENCES ARE. I'M SURE THE 5100 SHOCKS ARE VALVED A LITTLE STIFFER.
     
  11. Nov 21, 2014 at 12:11 PM
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    Hi I have a 2013 Tacoma TRD quad cab just installed a 2.5 leveling kit up front took it for a ride never lost the factory ride but then I stood back from my truck guess what she droops in the back so I decided to put a 1.5 lift block on the rear now I lost my factory ride so my question is if I purchase a set of bilestein 5100s for rear and cancel out the blocks would these shocks give me the same lift as the blocks and of course a smoother ride all info much appreciated regards Wayne
     
  12. Nov 21, 2014 at 2:04 PM
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    5100s or any shock in the back does not give you any lift. You would need an AAL or new leaf pack. How did you lose factory ride in back but not in front?
     
  13. Nov 22, 2014 at 7:06 AM
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    I fine it hits a little harder on the rear with the 1.5 blocks installled
     
  14. Nov 22, 2014 at 8:44 AM
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    Another option is Ride Rite Air Bags to level the back, add to the weak rear leaf action, and I would go with the 5100s in back... I did on my 2005 DC when I added Ride Rites to stop the bottoming out ('Harsh Ride'). The 5100s were great.
     
  15. Nov 26, 2014 at 4:17 AM
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    I would simply like a better ride.
    Don't plan to lift or anything.

    So, when my stock shocks need replacing, I can go with these 5100s I see everyone ALL-over TW raving about without doing any other lifting, etc?

    Take old one off, put new one on, with minimal hassle.
     
  16. Nov 26, 2014 at 4:56 AM
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    I put 5100s on my truck about 6 months ago all the way around , Set the front at 1.25 and I am very pleased with them , five times better ride and handling around turns . Are they as good as fox shocks or higher end shocks / No but they make a huge difference . The rebound on a stock shock or rancho shocks are about 15 seconds , The rebound on 5100s are about 3 seconds so when you go over bumps the shock of the bump and rebound back to normal position is very smooth and quick .
     
  17. Nov 26, 2014 at 5:15 AM
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    ooppps Sorry , when I was speaking of rebound time I was referring doing the rebound test when shocks were off the vehicle and pushing down by hand . Carry on
     
  18. Dec 12, 2014 at 5:14 PM
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    All you did was change shocks? Did you keep everything else the same? Ie springs and leafs? If so are your leaf springs flat?
     
  19. Dec 12, 2014 at 5:23 PM
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