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Will my Bilstein 5100's be long enough?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by PreRunner, Mar 16, 2010.

  1. Mar 16, 2010 at 9:15 PM
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    PreRunner

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    I have a 2010 reg cab prerunner with deaver j66 packs which advertise 1.5" of lift and bilstein 5100's. i just custom ordered from deaver a 1" AAL, as well as some axle shims which i estimate to lift another 3/16". will my bilstein 5100's be long enough for this? or do i need to shop around to replace these brand new shocks? :confused:
     
  2. Mar 16, 2010 at 9:18 PM
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    wat?
    so ur going to have a round 2.75" in the rear? if so, i'd start looking....
     
  3. Mar 17, 2010 at 6:37 AM
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    ok thanks. anyone else???
     
  4. Mar 17, 2010 at 7:07 AM
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    Could always just get some $15 shock extenders to be safe
     
  5. Mar 17, 2010 at 7:08 AM
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    really? damn. i have the 5100s and am considering putting on the OME Dakar 2.75 leaf pack. i was under the impression that they would be compatible.

    what about using one of the shock extender bolts?
     
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    the rear 51's are compatible
     
  7. Mar 17, 2010 at 7:25 AM
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    Id personally get the 5125's
     
  8. Mar 17, 2010 at 7:30 AM
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    5125s you will need a eye to stem adapter, no?
     
  10. Mar 17, 2010 at 9:51 AM
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    yeh they all look eye-to-eye. whats the dealyo. what are all you guys with 2.5-3.5 inch rear lifts running? i just had my lift installed, now im going back a second time for finishing touches with shims, additional AAL, stainless extended lines, etc and want to get it right the second time.
     
  11. Mar 17, 2010 at 9:59 AM
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    arent the OME rear shocks extended length? They're about the same price as 5100's
     
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    hi thanks for the link but that guy has a 6 inch lift.

    some say 5100's are fine, others say its not long enough. i honestly dont know what to do. i dont even see any options. a 5125 look like it would be too big, and not even fit anyway. i just dont know.

    bump
     
  14. Mar 17, 2010 at 2:59 PM
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    wat?
    the 5100s say on their description tha they are from 0-2" of lift in the rear. i'd go 5125s and ditch the 5100 idea for over 2". i have a 3" leaf pack in the rear, but i am running walker evans shocks in the back. i'm wanting to say they are 14" travel
     
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    well since the 5100s are the same exact length as the OEM shocks, what is everyone arguing about? Logic would tell me that in order to accomodate more lift you would hence need a LONGER shock. I am no genious, but this is just my common sense kicking in.
     
  18. Mar 18, 2010 at 8:27 PM
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    yeh i wish i knew what shocks to get.

    once i fugure it out, ill be the only one on the tacoma boards with a 2.5" + rear lift and proper shocks. guess ill have to pioneer this one too.
     
  19. Mar 19, 2010 at 9:41 AM
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    wat?

    ummm...no...i've got a 3" leaf pack and proper shocks...so do a few others. most dont stick to billies though
     
  20. Mar 19, 2010 at 9:44 AM
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    I have a 3" all pro leaf pack setup and rear OME shocks. No problems here. But I do want to upgrade for some Fox's.
     
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