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Getting 5100s installed in the front tomorrow

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by PA452, Feb 17, 2011.

  1. Feb 17, 2011 at 7:38 PM
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    PA452

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    ...on my non-TRD. Original shocks are at 58,000 miles, and I'm getting a lot of bump steer and generally poor handling and a terrible feeling in the steering.

    Think I'll notice a difference tomorrow night?
     
  2. Feb 17, 2011 at 7:39 PM
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    Oh yea which setting?
     
  3. Feb 17, 2011 at 7:40 PM
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  4. Feb 17, 2011 at 7:42 PM
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    i wanna upgrade to some bilsteins too, do you guys recommend the 5100s or the 5150s, im probably gonna get blasted for not searching this:anonymous:
     
  5. Feb 17, 2011 at 7:53 PM
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    5150 are for lifted applications usually over 4". 5100s are great for stock and most lifted applications
     
  6. Feb 17, 2011 at 7:59 PM
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    ohh okay well my truck is stock so my only choice would be the 5100s right? i offroad alot and im just trying to upgrade to something that allows me to cruise in the desert without spending too much money and yet be better than stock
     
  7. Feb 17, 2011 at 8:07 PM
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    5100s would be the way to go
     
  8. Feb 17, 2011 at 8:08 PM
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    ^^yea 5100s for sure
     
  9. Feb 17, 2011 at 8:08 PM
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    the offroad ones or OEM replacements? i know they are both replacements but somewhere on their site i read they have an offroad version and a leveling shock? but both 5100s?:confused:
     
  10. Feb 17, 2011 at 8:12 PM
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  11. Feb 17, 2011 at 8:20 PM
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  12. Feb 17, 2011 at 8:22 PM
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    not to steal the thread but what would my little truck need after my 2.5" lift? I mean size of 5100s
     
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    I got front & rear 5100's in a box in my garage...delivered earlier this week. I just need the time to do the install. I may have to pay someone to get it done and an alignment.

    Looking forward to having this upgrade completed.

    Then I can move on to other mods.

    Although I bought a new Harley this past Saturday...and it needs mods as well.

    It never ends my friends...it never ends. :cheers:
     
  14. Feb 17, 2011 at 8:25 PM
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    I have no idea what you are asking here.....
     
  15. Feb 17, 2011 at 8:26 PM
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    Yeah, I would install them myself, but I'm back to school full time and don't have a good location to do the work here. I figure I need an alignment after the fronts are installed anyway, so I'm going to have the fronts installed at least. I might hold off on the rears and install those myself later, it depends on how much more they want to throw them on.
     
  16. Feb 17, 2011 at 8:29 PM
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    I think he's confusing with 5150s


    5100 are adjustable ( 0-.85-.175-2.5)
    just find the blisteins that go with ur 5lug truck
     
  17. Feb 17, 2011 at 8:29 PM
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    They don't make 5100's for 5-lugs.
     
  18. Feb 17, 2011 at 8:35 PM
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    I guess that answers my question. I need new shocks and keep hearing these shocks (blistein 5100) are the best. I ask what kind because someone mentioned they are adjustable or come in different sizes and I wanted to know what would be the ones for me. If that makes sense at all...
     
  19. Feb 17, 2011 at 8:37 PM
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    yeap same here, i need a shock upgrade and didnt know what to go with but i think 5100s are probably my best bet
     
  20. Feb 17, 2011 at 8:42 PM
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    that it ismine are waiting for eibachs
     
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