1. Welcome to Tacoma World!

    You are currently viewing as a guest! To get full-access, you need to register for a FREE account.

    As a registered member, you’ll be able to:
    • Participate in all Tacoma discussion topics
    • Communicate privately with other Tacoma owners from around the world
    • Post your own photos in our Members Gallery
    • Access all special features of the site

Toytec Rear AAL

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by MyToyTaco, Nov 7, 2008.

?

Which rear shocks?

  1. Billstein 5100

    123 vote(s)
    67.6%
  2. Billstein 5125

    23 vote(s)
    12.6%
  3. OME N182

    19 vote(s)
    10.4%
  4. Factory w/ Extenders

    7 vote(s)
    3.8%
  5. Other (explain)

    10 vote(s)
    5.5%
  1. Nov 7, 2008 at 2:23 PM
    #1
    MyToyTaco

    MyToyTaco [OP] ╒╪╕

    Joined:
    Sep 23, 2008
    Member:
    #9417
    Messages:
    4,340
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Nick
    Port Hueneme
    Vehicle:
    08 Taco
    For those of you who have the rear AAL from Toytec (or similar), i'm wondering which shocks you are running for the rear.

    How do you like them? Any problems? Up/Down travel?


    psh
     
  2. Nov 7, 2008 at 2:35 PM
    #2
    dtrujillo63

    dtrujillo63 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 28, 2008
    Member:
    #8827
    Messages:
    854
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Denny
    Los Angeles
    Vehicle:
    08 Tacoma DC 4x4 Sport
    Im running 5100s in the rear and have zero problems. They feel great!
     
  3. Nov 7, 2008 at 2:51 PM
    #3
    Toy4Life

    Toy4Life 668: The Neighbor of the Beast

    Joined:
    Aug 29, 2007
    Member:
    #2566
    Messages:
    4,973
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Chad
    Slippery Rock, PA
    Vehicle:
    96 Subaru Outback 2.2 5mt
    92 4Runner SR5 3.0v6 4x4(sold) 02 Tacoma SR5 TRD Offroad 4x4 (sold)
    Procomp ES1000's. I've had no problems with them. I got them because they were cheap.
     
  4. Nov 7, 2008 at 2:52 PM
    #4
    MyToyTaco

    MyToyTaco [OP] ╒╪╕

    Joined:
    Sep 23, 2008
    Member:
    #9417
    Messages:
    4,340
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Nick
    Port Hueneme
    Vehicle:
    08 Taco

    This is the reason i posted a poll. I was interested i getting the ProComp's because of price. I've heard from a few people that these shocks are crap, but the guys at toytech recommended this over the billy's and OME shocks..
     
  5. Nov 7, 2008 at 2:59 PM
    #5
    Toy4Life

    Toy4Life 668: The Neighbor of the Beast

    Joined:
    Aug 29, 2007
    Member:
    #2566
    Messages:
    4,973
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Chad
    Slippery Rock, PA
    Vehicle:
    96 Subaru Outback 2.2 5mt
    92 4Runner SR5 3.0v6 4x4(sold) 02 Tacoma SR5 TRD Offroad 4x4 (sold)
    I've had them for a year now with no problems. I've wheeled them and daily driven them. I don't tow any thing and rarely haul any weight. This is my 1st truck, 1st lift, etc, so I don't have anything to compare them to. I've also heard some members say they don't like them, but I don't remember any real reasons why.
     
  6. Nov 7, 2008 at 3:03 PM
    #6
    MyToyTaco

    MyToyTaco [OP] ╒╪╕

    Joined:
    Sep 23, 2008
    Member:
    #9417
    Messages:
    4,340
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Nick
    Port Hueneme
    Vehicle:
    08 Taco
    Good info... thanks
     
  7. Nov 7, 2008 at 3:34 PM
    #7
    jhodge83

    jhodge83 Any dog under 50# is a cat and cats are useless... Staff Member

    Joined:
    Apr 27, 2007
    Member:
    #1432
    Messages:
    27,135
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Jamie
    Moncks Corner, SC
    Vehicle:
    09 Timberland Mica DC 4WD Sport
    wat?
    i'm running an AAL w/ stocks and no extensions and i havent had any probs yet....but after i get the tsb done i'll get the tsb-AAL from toytec and upgrade the rears to 5100's
     
  8. Nov 7, 2008 at 3:59 PM
    #8
    chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Staff Member

    Joined:
    May 8, 2008
    Member:
    #6497
    Messages:
    104,107
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    FlimFlubberJAM
    Tenoe, AZ
    Vehicle:
    2013 Rubicon Unlimited,
    4.10 gears, sliders, and lots of buttons.
    5100's with an AAL and TSB springs and 5100's. Love it! :D
     
  9. Nov 7, 2008 at 4:12 PM
    #9
    jhodge83

    jhodge83 Any dog under 50# is a cat and cats are useless... Staff Member

    Joined:
    Apr 27, 2007
    Member:
    #1432
    Messages:
    27,135
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Jamie
    Moncks Corner, SC
    Vehicle:
    09 Timberland Mica DC 4WD Sport
    wat?
    DAMN....4 5100's.....that thing has to ride like a dream!!! lol
     
  10. Nov 7, 2008 at 4:16 PM
    #10
    MyToyTaco

    MyToyTaco [OP] ╒╪╕

    Joined:
    Sep 23, 2008
    Member:
    #9417
    Messages:
    4,340
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Nick
    Port Hueneme
    Vehicle:
    08 Taco
    Here's my problem. Right now i have the stock shocks w/ the rear AAL. When offroading, or even hitting speed bumps there is a loud "THUNK". I'm pretty sure what's happening is the shock is too short which is causing the shock to pull down on the top mount when the wheels drop. I can actually feel the rear of the truck being "pulled down"....am i on track here?
     
  11. Nov 7, 2008 at 4:27 PM
    #11
    chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Staff Member

    Joined:
    May 8, 2008
    Member:
    #6497
    Messages:
    104,107
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    FlimFlubberJAM
    Tenoe, AZ
    Vehicle:
    2013 Rubicon Unlimited,
    4.10 gears, sliders, and lots of buttons.
    LMAO!! Its been a LONG week. :eek:
     
  12. Nov 7, 2008 at 4:48 PM
    #12
    jhodge83

    jhodge83 Any dog under 50# is a cat and cats are useless... Staff Member

    Joined:
    Apr 27, 2007
    Member:
    #1432
    Messages:
    27,135
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Jamie
    Moncks Corner, SC
    Vehicle:
    09 Timberland Mica DC 4WD Sport
    wat?
    i had that happen on my 07 when i had the tsb springs and 2" blocks. for a quick fix, i installed some 3" extenders and never had another issue on or offroad. not the best thing to do though. i'd go w/ some 5100's in the rear and u should be fine
     
  13. Nov 7, 2008 at 4:51 PM
    #13
    MyToyTaco

    MyToyTaco [OP] ╒╪╕

    Joined:
    Sep 23, 2008
    Member:
    #9417
    Messages:
    4,340
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Nick
    Port Hueneme
    Vehicle:
    08 Taco
    Did you compare the stockie and 5100 in size? I looked at one from my buddies shop and the 5100 was actually a tad shorter than the stock shock. Maybe this was for a different application?
     
  14. Nov 7, 2008 at 4:52 PM
    #14
    jhodge83

    jhodge83 Any dog under 50# is a cat and cats are useless... Staff Member

    Joined:
    Apr 27, 2007
    Member:
    #1432
    Messages:
    27,135
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Jamie
    Moncks Corner, SC
    Vehicle:
    09 Timberland Mica DC 4WD Sport
    wat?
    the 5100's are supposed to be made to work w/ trucks lifted 0-2". thats more than the stocks are meant to work with
     
  15. Nov 7, 2008 at 6:15 PM
    #15
    chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Staff Member

    Joined:
    May 8, 2008
    Member:
    #6497
    Messages:
    104,107
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    FlimFlubberJAM
    Tenoe, AZ
    Vehicle:
    2013 Rubicon Unlimited,
    4.10 gears, sliders, and lots of buttons.
    X2
     
  16. Nov 7, 2008 at 7:37 PM
    #16
    MyToyTaco

    MyToyTaco [OP] ╒╪╕

    Joined:
    Sep 23, 2008
    Member:
    #9417
    Messages:
    4,340
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Nick
    Port Hueneme
    Vehicle:
    08 Taco
    so if the 5100 is physically shorter than the stock shock, how is it supposed to make up for the 0-2 inches of lift? I'm not trying to challenge your intelligence, only to understand how the 5100 will solve my problem.. :confused:
     
  17. Nov 7, 2008 at 9:09 PM
    #17
    jhodge83

    jhodge83 Any dog under 50# is a cat and cats are useless... Staff Member

    Joined:
    Apr 27, 2007
    Member:
    #1432
    Messages:
    27,135
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Jamie
    Moncks Corner, SC
    Vehicle:
    09 Timberland Mica DC 4WD Sport
    wat?
    i would say that the shock ur friend had wasnt specifically for a taco. bilstein specifically says that the 5100's for a taco is for 0-2" of lift.
     
  18. Nov 8, 2008 at 11:05 AM
    #18
    chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Staff Member

    Joined:
    May 8, 2008
    Member:
    #6497
    Messages:
    104,107
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    FlimFlubberJAM
    Tenoe, AZ
    Vehicle:
    2013 Rubicon Unlimited,
    4.10 gears, sliders, and lots of buttons.
    The 5100's for the rear of the Tacoma are pretty close to the same size. However, they a microcelularurathane damper in the top of the shock that prevents topping out problems. (I got this info right from Bilstien). Once the damper starts to compress the damper allows the shock to extend about 1" further than stock when articulating in an off camber section of trail, which translates to a 2" more extension at the wheel, or close to it. Unloaded, the shocks will look the same length, but the 5100's will actually extend 1" more. I hope this makes sence.
     
  19. Nov 8, 2008 at 11:45 AM
    #19
    beastlytaco

    beastlytaco This is TW. One never knows what is a joke anymore

    Joined:
    Jun 30, 2008
    Member:
    #7660
    Messages:
    4,068
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Ian
    Vehicle:
    08 tacoma standard cab
    15% tinted back window, 25% on sides. Jardine catback exhaust system. horn modification, AFE pro dry S filter and secondary filter removed. All weather toyota tacoma mats.
    question: do you have to have the AAL in the back to run Billy 5100s. im thinking of just running all four for my shocks.
     
  20. Nov 8, 2008 at 12:22 PM
    #20
    Neubs

    Neubs Sold my Tacoma. Goodbye TW.

    Joined:
    Sep 13, 2008
    Member:
    #9194
    Messages:
    1,024
    Gender:
    Male
    Maryland
    Vehicle:
    06 TRD Offroad DC 4X4
    ToyTec 5100 Bilstein Adjustable Coilovers w/ Eibach Springs | OME Darkar Leaf Springs | 5150 10" Bilstein Rear Shocks| Light Racing UCAs | All Pro U-Bolt Flip Kit | Timbren Rear Bumps | Extended Stainless Steel Rear Brake Lines | ARB CKMA12 On-Board Air Compressor | Method 16" Race Wheels | Goodyear 285/70/16 MTR | 48" Hi-Lift Jack | ToyTec Diff Drop | Warn Hitch Shackle | TRD Cold Air Intake | PIAA Intense White Bulbs | PIAA Silicone Wipers | Toyota Bed Mat |Sockmonkey Graphics | 20% Tint | Sport Hood | Scan Gauge II & Blend Mount | Shrockworks Sliders | ARB Bumper | Warn M8000 Winch | Viking Synthetic Winch line | 12-Volt Guy In-Dash Winch Controller | Viking Delrin Rollers | Daystar Winch Isolator| ARB/IPF 900XS Lights | Weather Tech Liners | Rock Lights | Diff Breather Mod | Extra Bed D-Rings | Misc. LED bulbs throughout

    No, you can run them with the stock springs. I ran 5100s for a while with only the TSB done. Hope this helps. :)
     
To Top