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Rear shock recommendation

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by whitetaco01, Aug 3, 2010.

  1. Aug 3, 2010 at 10:42 AM
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    whitetaco01

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    I'm getting ICON coilovers in the front on my 2001 Toyota Tacoma Prerunner. I was going to but the bilstein 5100s in the rear but cannot find them in stock anywhere. I would like some suggestions for an alternative with in the same general price range. Anyone have experience with the PRoComp Rears? Or if anyone has any for sale in SOCAL.
     
  2. Aug 3, 2010 at 10:59 AM
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    Are you doing an AAL in the rear? If not, you can run some Bilstein 5125s like we have on the back of our shop Tacoma, with KINGS up front.
     
  3. Aug 3, 2010 at 11:07 AM
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    No I'm sticking with the stock leafs right now. Are the bilstein 5125s in stock for the rear? Whats the difference between the 5100s and 5125s? Thanks for the help
     
  4. Aug 3, 2010 at 11:09 AM
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    Fox 2.0 resi's...8-8.5" travel...atleast that's what I think i'm going to do now that I have the TSB and wheelers AAL
     
  5. Aug 3, 2010 at 11:13 AM
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    The 5125s are custom/universal 5100s, have a little bit more valving than the 5100s, and we have found the 8" & 8.5" travel lengths work better for "stock" rear suspension. The 5100s are a bit long if you're not going to lift the rear, and RCD/Bilstein even states that you may need to modify the rear bump stops to run them.

    Draw backs, if you do end up lifting the rear, they will be short....

    And yes we have them in stock. Let us know....

    Thanks,
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  6. Aug 3, 2010 at 11:25 AM
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    What about for the 2nd Gen? I essentially have a 5 leaf pack (tsb 4 + Wheelers AAL 1 = 5 frankenpack :) ) What length would be best for that to get a little extra travel out of my setup? I have the 5100 on the back now and they're bottoming out often.
     
  7. Aug 3, 2010 at 11:33 AM
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    All right thanks a lot. I am probably going with the 5125s in the rear without a rear lift. I think I will probably install those myself. As far as the KING Coilovers in the front, how much do you guys charge for an install on those. I live around the san diego area so you guys are not far from me . Thanks for the help
     
  8. Aug 3, 2010 at 11:35 AM
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    Frankenpack....ha, I like that. For the 2nd Gen, you will need to run a stem conversion, and we have found the 9"(9.24") travel fits the bill just right for TSB + AAL. Bilstein part# BE5-A463-H5.
     
  9. Aug 3, 2010 at 11:38 AM
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    We don't install, but those are literally 4 bolts per side & done. 3 on the top, and the big lower bolt, pull out the stock shock/spring assembly, and replace them with your new coil-overs. You will need to have your truck re-aligned afterward.
     
  10. Aug 3, 2010 at 11:42 AM
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    Not that I don't like the billy's, I'm trying to go with all Fox. I have the 2.5 remote resi's in the front now and want to match them for the back with fox remote resi's. Cliff talked me into it lol. Any reccomendations?
     
  11. Aug 3, 2010 at 11:47 AM
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    Ooops...I didn't pay close enough attention to your previous post. So as Cliff will probably tell you, we found that the 10" Fox, Stem op, remote reservoir shocks are a great fit!
     
  12. Aug 3, 2010 at 12:09 PM
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    Is that that the right? I haven't seen his new setup and talked to him since he put them back on.

    I hear it's now called the Oakly special...
     
  13. Aug 3, 2010 at 12:31 PM
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    What's the ride height measurement on your rears?
     
  14. Aug 3, 2010 at 12:47 PM
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    38 and 3/4 Inches from ground to top of fender arch...
     
  15. Aug 3, 2010 at 12:50 PM
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    I meant the measurement of your shocks, from the center of the lower bolt, to the bottom of the upper mount, where the stem goes through. Make sure your're parked on level ground.
     
  17. Aug 3, 2010 at 1:04 PM
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    Lol I'll have to look, but I have the 5100 in the back if that makes a difference.
     
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