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Rear Shock Bushing Replacement

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by pray4surf, Nov 7, 2018.

  1. Nov 7, 2018 at 10:31 AM
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    pray4surf

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    I'm running a pair of Bilstein 5125's on the rear of my 98 taco - I've got no complaints - but the rubber(?) bushings are shot and I need to replace them (top and bottom / both shocks).

    Does anyone have part number / vendors for these items?

    Specifically, the stickers on the shocks read (drivers side) F4-BE5-6525-H5

    I'm hoping to source the bushings prior to removing the shocks.
     
  2. Nov 7, 2018 at 10:58 AM
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  3. Nov 7, 2018 at 11:33 AM
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    If you get the poly bushings make sure they have the 3/4" holes. The last set of Bilstein 5125 shocks I bought came with 5/8" bushings and didn't fit the rear of my Tacoma so I had to replace the bushings.
     
  4. Nov 7, 2018 at 12:00 PM
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    Already been in touch with Wheeler's and no dice if you have a part number I'd appreciate it.
    I'm aware of the 3/4" ID - Does that apply to both ends (top/bottom)?...
    I'm looking at 2 diff Energy Suspension items which might fit the bill
    98108 or 98109
    I'm pulling the shocks Saturday... I'm hoping 4wheelparts near me will have what i need
     
  5. Nov 7, 2018 at 2:05 PM
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    part number I bought was 98108 and they come 2 to a pack. top and bottom are the same
     
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  7. Jul 25, 2020 at 7:56 AM
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    I know this is an old thread but i had this problem today and i contacted bilstein. Heres the email i got back

    Hi Chad,



    The 5125 shocks are universal and are not a direct bold on shock. In many cases some modifications may need to be made to the shock itself or the mounts on the truck.



    Have you tried to spread the shock tabs on the axle a bit to get the shock into the mount? Also you can grind the side of the bushing sleeve down a bit if needed as well.



    Thanks.



    Mit freundlichen Grüßen / Best regards



    John Trexler

    So if you are like me and got pissed because they didnt go on easy, take a breath and get out the grinder. So i used the bolt for the shock mount to press in the silver sleeve then trimmed the bushing back to the sleeve with my utility knife (classic 199 ) . Then i got the grinder out and took about an 1/8 an inch off each side. Fit like a glove!

    Im hope this info helps somebody out one day
     
  8. Jul 25, 2020 at 9:34 AM
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    Do you know if these will fit the Bilstein 5100’s?
     
  9. Jul 25, 2020 at 9:36 AM
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  10. Jul 25, 2020 at 9:37 AM
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    Awesome. Thank you for the fast reply!
     
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  11. Jul 25, 2020 at 12:56 PM
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  12. Jul 25, 2020 at 4:16 PM
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    i need front shock bushings not rears. havent found an exact replacement for the front. they are vulcanized in and arent meant to be replaced
     
  13. Jul 25, 2020 at 5:08 PM
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    Well I’m glad you said that because I thought maybe they would fit the front. I’d like to have a set if I need to replace the ones on my 5100s located on the front.
    If you find some please let me know.
     
  14. Jul 25, 2020 at 5:12 PM
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    probably just gona ditch the 5100s. they suck anyways
     

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