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Which shocks on rear of lifted Taco?

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas' started by joshua27, Feb 24, 2013.

  1. Feb 24, 2013 at 7:35 AM
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    joshua27

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    I recently installed a 2.5" front / 1.5" rear leveling kit on my 01 Taco. I'm very happy with the lift but I need new shocks. I had to sit on my tailgate to get the old shocks back on.

    So what shocks do you guys recommend and why? Also if you can include a part number because shocks come in so many different lengths it gets confusing.
     
  2. Feb 24, 2013 at 7:38 AM
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    Ghost848

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    I wanna say bilstien 5100?
     
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  3. Mar 8, 2013 at 4:49 PM
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    Bilstein 5100 set @ 0, OME 881,Wheelers 5-leaf, OME NitroCharger Sport shocks, 4-RUNNER LIMITED WHEELS, Duratracs, 265/75/16
    I have some Bilstien 5125 if you need them, they have around 25k miles on them.I replaced them with OME shocks when I replaced my rear leafs.
    FREE if you need them.
     
  4. Mar 8, 2013 at 4:52 PM
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    I appreciate the offer but I already bought some rough country's. I figure they will hold me over until I do a full OME suspension myself. Thanks again tho.
     
  5. Mar 8, 2013 at 6:05 PM
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    HUNT

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    No problem.

    Let me know if you need any help when you get your new OME lift.
     
  6. Mar 8, 2013 at 8:05 PM
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  7. Mar 8, 2013 at 8:36 PM
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    Bilstein 5125 series

    1.5" - 3" suspension lift (3" max)

    BIL BE5-6252-H5 Bilstein Shock **Dvr's side ( 8" )

    BIL BE5-6253-H5 Bilstein Shock ** pass. side ( 8 1/2" )

    ^ they are staggered in length... because the oem mounts are.

    * Be sure they have the correctly sized bushings inserted.
    as these were originally designed to fit a chevy


    I think Wheeler's Off Road sells them with the correctly sized bushing.

    Otherwise... they may need be swapped to 1/2" ID hour glass bushings.


    WHY ? because they fit oem and work well
     
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  8. May 9, 2013 at 10:18 AM
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    OME 881, Bilstein 5100 @ 0", OME 10mm JK spacer, Stock rear on 265/70-16
    I'll take em!!!!! I just need the rear shocks as mine are pretty much rusted through. Please PM me or let me know otherwise.
     
  9. May 9, 2013 at 6:43 PM
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    Shoot me your address, and I will send them to you.
     
  10. May 9, 2013 at 7:58 PM
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    OME 881, Bilstein 5100 @ 0", OME 10mm JK spacer, Stock rear on 265/70-16
    Pm sent, THANK YOU VERY MUCH!
     
  11. May 11, 2013 at 6:56 AM
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    Your welcome.
     
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