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Need New Rear Shocks....14"-25"????????

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by wolfgang123, Jul 10, 2010.

  1. Jul 10, 2010 at 10:38 PM
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    i need some new rear shocks that collapse to 14ish" and extend to 25ish" i cant seem to find any. i was going to go with 5125 but they collapse to 15ish" and i dont really want to loose any uptravel...any help guys??
     
  2. Jul 10, 2010 at 10:43 PM
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    Bilstein 7100 10" short body shock... 255/70 valving... 14" collapsed, 24" extended...

    Part number AK7110SB

    Hit up Sonny at Downsouth Motorsports for pricing...

    Also order the bushings from the 5125s and use them in place of the heim mounts that come with the shocks...
     
  4. Jul 10, 2010 at 10:55 PM
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    someone get this shock genius a beer as a thanks for the info that spews from him.
     
  5. Jul 10, 2010 at 10:56 PM
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    dont thank me yet...

    7100s are not as cheap as 5125s... hahahahah

    but, i am running 7100s on my truck and they have been great so far... they don't heat up since they have reservoirs...

    :D
     
  6. Jul 10, 2010 at 11:23 PM
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    thanks mike but at $180 a shock HOLY SHIT!!!! i dont have a truck like yours...although i wish i did
     
  7. Jul 10, 2010 at 11:28 PM
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    told you... hahahah

    ok, here is one solution...

    Bilstein 5125... 9" travel... 15" collapsed, 24" extended....

    limit your up travel 1" with an added bump...

    BE5-A463-H5
     
  8. Jul 10, 2010 at 11:54 PM
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    or BE5-A464-H6

    i cant decide on vavling?
     
  9. Jul 11, 2010 at 12:04 AM
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    255/70 is pretty standard... 170/60 will be a bit soft and is more for dual shock set up...
     
  10. Jul 11, 2010 at 12:09 AM
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    Mike, been seeing and hearing about a lot of failures of 51xx billies at the seal with hard use. The failures have occurred on relatively (a couple of wheelin seasons) new setups. Saw two BE5-6249 H5s today (on the same truck) that were leaking. Fitment doesn't appear to be the issue.

    Any ideas about what is happening? Are these model shocks just too "light duty" for 3500-4000 lbs rigs that spend a lot of time on the trail?
     
  11. Jul 11, 2010 at 12:16 AM
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    Im running the 7100 with resi 10" short bodies, valving is 170/60 Its pretty Soft and to me It feels perfect for how light the rear is. But if you do a cage and have more weight I'd go with 255/70
     
  13. Jul 11, 2010 at 8:27 AM
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    ya know, a couple of us were jumping our trucks with 5125s and never had leaks...

    it could be a bad batch of seals?
     
  14. Jul 11, 2010 at 8:40 AM
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    I run 7100 10" shoortbody w/ Resi's and love them as well.

    They generally can be found used for about 200.00 and are easy/cheap to rebuild. Thats what I did.
     
  15. Jul 11, 2010 at 12:54 PM
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    mkay so i was thinking the 10.17 5125 and 2 inch shackles?? yes??
     
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    I'm running the 9.24s with Downey leafs and 2"shackles,I want more up travel.but I needed to extend my bumps so I didn't bottom out the shock
     
  17. Jul 11, 2010 at 4:08 PM
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    ok i will wait till i finish building my shackles before i buy shocks and i will take some more measurement then...thanks fellas!
     
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    Thanks for the feedback. Not trying to ruffle feathers, just curious if others had seen this. I doubt that the Tacoma that had these has been used for anything except our tight, twisty, muddy, slow speed northwest trails.
     
  19. Jul 11, 2010 at 9:11 PM
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    OR, maybe some mud got into the seals, dried up, and is now lodged in there?
     
  20. Jul 11, 2010 at 9:27 PM
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    yea i would go with mud being the problem.. ive had that problem quite a few times..
     
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