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help with rear shocks!

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas' started by fouillard13, Apr 9, 2013.

  1. Apr 9, 2013 at 11:47 AM
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    fouillard13

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    I have dakar leaf packs on my 98 tacoma and need rear shocks. I keep hearing people say the 5100s will work. I need to know if they will. if not I need to know of a shock that is bolt on ready for 2.25 lift in rear

    Thanks

    part number for the 5100s i want to order

    be5-d560-t0
     
  2. Apr 9, 2013 at 6:56 PM
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    anyone ?????
     
  3. Apr 9, 2013 at 6:59 PM
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    go on the vendors section and find downsouth motorsports and give em a call tomorrow.

    they should tell you what ya need
     
  4. Apr 9, 2013 at 7:04 PM
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    i called. didnt really help at all. all i wanna know is where can i click and buy lol
     
  5. Apr 9, 2013 at 7:06 PM
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    there are longer 5100's for lifted applications, as well as 5125's in whatever length you need
     
  6. Apr 9, 2013 at 7:10 PM
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    do some leg work, flex your truck and measure the collapsed and extended lenght and buy a shock that matches. 5100s is a style of shock not a size. that shock comes in 100 different sizes lol. dont be lazy :D
     
  7. Apr 9, 2013 at 7:12 PM
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    i dont have my dakars installed yet. i know alot of people on this site have dakars on there 1st gen. I got to order shocks so i can spend a day in the shop and install my lift all at once.
     
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    where you order the leafs from?
     
  11. Apr 9, 2013 at 7:44 PM
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    what length do i need for bilstein? i can order direct and just get that tacoma bushings put it
     
  12. Apr 9, 2013 at 7:45 PM
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    place in Canada called national 4wd in Calgary Alberta. They have them in stock and ready to go
     
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    make sure they are for first gens. the shocks have the eyes on both ends and 2nd gens have stems on one side
     
  16. Apr 9, 2013 at 8:11 PM
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  17. Apr 9, 2013 at 8:14 PM
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    call them and tell them what kinda truck its for to make sure
     
  18. Apr 9, 2013 at 8:18 PM
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    ya i spoke with him today he knew fuck all. I think ill just install Dakar and measure the length of what i need and get the bushings and good to go? i am new to the shock buying thing
     
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    find the member 4WD he will probably be able to help you
     
  20. Apr 9, 2013 at 9:21 PM
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    i spoke to a few members, i am going tocall a few places tomorrow and find out about the bilstein 5125. a few memebers ordered that in an extended length
     
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