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Discussion in 'Suspension' started by Bearskill, Dec 8, 2008.

  1. Dec 8, 2008 at 10:29 AM
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    Bearskill

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    I just got my Icons and TC UCAs for my 06, don't have them on yet, but will soon. As for the back end. Should I spend the cash to get the Icon DR series RR shocks, or will some Bilstien 5150 piggy backs work just fine for me? It's a diffrance of about $300 is why I ask. Thats my light bar right there.:D
     
  2. Dec 8, 2008 at 10:37 AM
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    5125's will do the trick nicely to save even more money!!!
     
  3. Dec 8, 2008 at 1:08 PM
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    I thought the 5125s were just for the front...? Whats the diffrance from the 5150s?:confused:
     
  4. Dec 8, 2008 at 1:17 PM
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    just emailed my contact at Bilstein, we'll see what he says.
     
  5. Dec 8, 2008 at 1:29 PM
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    You can get 5125's for the rear, 5125=no resi, 5150=w/resi
    5125's are very good shocks, got'em on the rear of my Tacoma
     
  6. Dec 8, 2008 at 5:53 PM
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    5150's have resivoir's???

    Guess all the pics i've seen were not 5150's.

    Edit: ok did some searching, and seems that I been asuming that the 5100 rears were the 5150's.

    Good deal on the 5150's: http://www.4wheelparts.com/Lift-Kit...eries.aspx?t_c=1&t_s=90&t_pt=100662&t_pl=5985

    But how would a person know which to choose from as far travel length...
     
  7. Dec 10, 2008 at 12:22 PM
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    Ya, I guess they just came out with the 5150 cross flow piggy backs. I found them at Downsouthmotors.com. With a 2'' AAL i need around 10'' of travel. Thats what Icon and one of the guys at Wheelersoffroad.com told me when i got my front set up.
     
  8. Dec 10, 2008 at 2:37 PM
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    Cool, Thanks for the info...
     
  9. Dec 11, 2008 at 2:16 AM
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    Thinking about this.(thanks for the link Rox) Looking at pt# Bilbfs-A196-What's the difference between the -Ho & H1??:) Think i found it.The Ho's valving is 170/60,the H1 is 255/70. OK, that helps.lol. Now my ?? is what do those #'s mean??
     
  10. Dec 11, 2008 at 9:31 AM
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    +1 , LOL...

    I am definately getting these. Way cheaper than most remote resevoir, no need to mount the res. But yeah, whats the diff as far as specs. I will be running the Wheelers 3 leaf pack adding 1.5" to the rear. Was going with full leaf pack but heard they limit load capacity. So the 3 Leaf should give me best of both worlds if paired with a good set of Billy 5150's right?

    thanks.
     
  11. Dec 11, 2008 at 1:34 PM
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    I'll be getting the 3 pack also & removing the overload leaf.:D I sent Downsouth a pm about the valving.I'll get back to you.:)
     
  12. Dec 11, 2008 at 3:50 PM
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    Ok thanks...
     
  13. Dec 13, 2008 at 5:33 AM
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