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Rear Shocks

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by NumNutz, Feb 1, 2010.

  1. Feb 1, 2010 at 5:14 PM
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    NumNutz

    NumNutz [OP] One of the original 7928

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    What are the major differences between Bilstein 5100's and 5150s.

    5100s
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    5150s
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    Everyone gets the 5100s and I want to do it different. I love the look of the 5150s and at only $10-$20 dollars extra I think it's worth it.

    The AAL I have is the ToyTec TSB 1.5".

    I would like to know if they would fit and what I gain?
    Would I lose ride comfort?

    Thanks.
     
  2. Feb 1, 2010 at 5:17 PM
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    Lentsnh

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    They will fit and you just get more up/down travel with the 5150s
     
  3. Feb 1, 2010 at 5:24 PM
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    NumNutz

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    Thanks. What about ride comfort?
     
  4. Feb 1, 2010 at 5:27 PM
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    Would I need to buy a shock boot or do you not use one with these?
     
  5. Feb 1, 2010 at 5:47 PM
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    They run in the configuration that is in the picture right?
     
  6. Feb 1, 2010 at 6:02 PM
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    Icon 2.5" coil over total chaos uca all pro 3 inch leaf pack bilstein 5100 rear shocks all pro front bumper smitty bilt xrc 8 winch
    I was looking at these (the 5150) too but what size do i get? I know i need the 255/70 valving if that helps and im looking at downsouthmotorsports.com.
     
  7. Feb 1, 2010 at 6:06 PM
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    chris4x4

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    The 5150's are the same dampening, as the 5100's, just you can order different heights. The 5100's are for up to 2" lift. Most 5150's have a different top shock mount too.
     
  8. Feb 1, 2010 at 6:07 PM
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    I imagine about the same. Just more on the "alot of rebound" end.
    Im not sure if you need a boot on these. I know a few people that dont
    Yes the resivoir always goes on top.
     
  9. Feb 1, 2010 at 6:22 PM
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    Can I take speed bumps at 50 mphs?:D
     
  10. Feb 1, 2010 at 6:25 PM
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    I thought the foxes from downsouth mount resi down.
     
  11. Feb 1, 2010 at 6:28 PM
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    blackhawke88

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    Im pretty sure shocks alway run resi up...
     
  12. Feb 1, 2010 at 8:00 PM
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    I think some of the fox run upside down because they are poorly designed piggyback's and the resi's hit the frame causing them not to fit the right way. But the downsouth ones are remote resi's so they just mount onto your frame the same way icon's do. And I don't know of any problems from running the fox's upside down besides being more exposed to rocks and other damage (plus you cant see them, losing the awesome looks of a resi).
     
  13. Feb 1, 2010 at 8:02 PM
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    Nope. Gravity and pressure control how much shock oil goes into the shock body for rebound and compression. If the resi was on the bottom: 1st) It would get ruined by the rocks and debris the shock will encounter 2nd) You would need some sort of vacuum to keep the extra fluid in the shock body...


    :):cool:;)
     
  14. Feb 1, 2010 at 8:08 PM
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    The 10" length in 5150 or 9.24 in the 5125's would probably be ideal for you, but to be sure you would want to measure the shock lengths at full compression and unbolt your current shocks and measure the shock length at full droop. These numbers vary depending upon what you have in the rear, but by doing this you can insure that you use the full amount of travel available. Also keep in mind that the 5125's and the 5150's both require an adapter that adds about 1.25" onto the shock length.
     
  15. Feb 2, 2010 at 11:23 AM
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    Not saying your wrong but I've seen them upside down before.

    http://www.tundratalk.net/forums/tu...ar-shocks-reservoirs-mounted-upside-down.html
     
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    and I agree that that way is better:)
     
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