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Rear 5100 problem

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by lve2xlr8_mph, Oct 25, 2010.

  1. Oct 25, 2010 at 8:01 AM
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    lve2xlr8_mph

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    :help:So i installed my bilstein 5100 kit about 3 months ago. I set the front struts to 2.5, and put an AAL 3in on the rear. My problem is that the rear shocks bottom out when i hit big bumps, like if i go over a speed bump i have to go slow so they dont hit. Ive orther post about this but i havent seen any solutions. Can some please explain, right now i kinda dissapointed.:pout:

    Thanks
     
  2. Oct 25, 2010 at 8:07 AM
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    1st, Rear Billies only accomodate for up to 2" of lift. 2nd, how do you know you aren't hitting the bump stumps?
     
  3. Oct 25, 2010 at 8:11 AM
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    thats a long way to travel to get to the bump stumps, the shocks seem like they would bottom out before they got to that.
     
  4. Oct 25, 2010 at 8:15 AM
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    You need to confirm it's the shocks and not just the bump stops.
     
  5. Oct 25, 2010 at 8:16 AM
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    ok will do, thanks:D
     
  6. Oct 25, 2010 at 8:26 AM
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    I just ordered mine two weeks ago and was told the 5100 in the rear is for lifted applications. for non-lifted use a 5125. Sounds like the shock may be too long. even if it is the bump stops you shouldn't be bottoming over a speed bump.
     
  7. Oct 25, 2010 at 1:58 PM
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    no all this was my fault, i did some more research and i forgot that the rear shocks are two sizes, and when i put them on i didnt pay it any attention, so i got to switch sides. Ive read that the driver side is shorter than the pass. So hope this will help someone else, ones stupid mistake will make a quick answer for someone else.
     
  8. Oct 26, 2010 at 4:40 AM
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    They should be the same length, they are just valved different.
     
  9. Oct 26, 2010 at 5:20 AM
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    I thought 5125s were extended lengths for higher lifts and 5100s were up to 2" lift. Seems like they may be topping out, not bottoming.
     
  10. Oct 26, 2010 at 5:25 AM
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    5125 are a custom length 5100 shock. You order the size you need (stroke length)
     
  11. Oct 28, 2010 at 8:03 PM
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    Well did my research and switch sides, and yes the driver side is shorter that was what my problem was, rides perfect now. Rides alot smoother than stock. Well hope this helps any one else that doesnt pay attention. Thanks for the help guys.
     
  12. Oct 28, 2010 at 8:07 PM
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    Yes the first gen shock lengths are different.
    If you do bottom still put a little grease on top of the bump stops and if you bottom check the axel for a grease mark.
     
  13. Oct 29, 2010 at 12:55 AM
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    are the billie 5100s drivers side and passenger side #'s marked on the shock? maybe that is why one of my shocks is leaking...?? possibly? had it for about half a year now... hmmm the guys who installed it i think jus slapped it on. damn
     
  14. Oct 29, 2010 at 1:59 AM
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    which #'s are supposed to be on which sides?
     
  15. Oct 29, 2010 at 2:03 AM
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    Keep it simple, Drivers side rear (shorter shock)

    Passenger side rear (longer shock)
     
  16. Oct 29, 2010 at 2:51 AM
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    BE5-D558-TO = front adjustables (same part both sides)
    BE5-D559-TO = rear driver
    BE5-D560-TO = rear passenger

    found this in another thread
     
  17. Oct 29, 2010 at 4:45 AM
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    Yea thats its, sry i didnt answer you fast enough. Yea my problem was i had them switched, so one of my shocks were bottoming out when i went over big bumps. All good now thou.
     
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