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So Bilstein discontinued the 5150's, what now?

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by SmogSUX, Nov 30, 2012.

  1. Nov 30, 2012 at 3:15 PM
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    SmogSUX

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    After asking around I came up with the sad news that Bilstein doesn't make the 5150's anymore. I was going to get the 10" ones to go on the rear of my 96 Regular cab that has Wheeler's 1.5" leaf springs, Toytech 1" lift shackles. I'm ordering some 5100's for the front and Toytech springs soon, so I'll also be adding a 1.5" AAL to keep everything leveled out as well as deal with hauling my motorcycle to the track.

    Anyways I had my hear set on the 5150's since they were about $250 for a pair, so any ideas on what I should go with that will be under $300?
     
  2. Nov 30, 2012 at 9:30 PM
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    Guy at my shop said he could get them no prob.
     
  3. Nov 30, 2012 at 10:10 PM
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    5125 comes in different lengths they just don't have a resi......they also make a resi one, think its the 5165??
     
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    Ya 5165 have alot bigger Resi then the 5150 though, and I think the 5165s average 300-400 a set

    I could be wrong
     
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  6. Nov 30, 2012 at 11:02 PM
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    5150 got discontinued because they had little issue and now the 5160 came out to basically better and improved 5150. But they still have 5150 forsale but there harder to get
     
  7. Nov 30, 2012 at 11:04 PM
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  8. Dec 2, 2012 at 6:25 PM
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    Any recommendations for under $300/pair? I need something that will have enough travel for my lift once I get the AALs
     
  9. Dec 2, 2012 at 6:29 PM
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    If you do a lot of searching you can always find a bitching set of used foxs or kings and saws arnt bad
     
  10. Dec 2, 2012 at 6:31 PM
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    the 5125 should be fine, just call DSM to get the right length

    as long as you're not gonna do supah gnar high-speed stuff, you shouldnt need a resi
     
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