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WOW, did I screw up on my shocks?

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by brettb, Jan 19, 2011.

  1. Jan 19, 2011 at 7:50 AM
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    brettb

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    I just realized that I bought Bilstein 5100 rear shocks from wheelers offroad without even checking if they fit my 1999 tacoma.:frusty:

    I am screwed? Or will I be able to make them fit?
     
  2. Jan 19, 2011 at 8:18 AM
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    Anyone?
     
  3. Jan 19, 2011 at 8:20 AM
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    rmb_crew

    rmb_crew My other ride has 18,400HP!!!!!!

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    I just saw you had 5 inchs of lift.... these will not work. They are only good for up to 3". You will have to look into 5125s and figure out how much travel you need?
     
  4. Jan 19, 2011 at 8:23 AM
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  5. Jan 19, 2011 at 8:26 AM
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    rmb_crew My other ride has 18,400HP!!!!!!

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    i would either cancel the order or send them back bc they arent going to work. You have too much lift.
     
  6. Jan 19, 2011 at 8:27 AM
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    your going to want 5125's or 5150's i think
     
  7. Jan 19, 2011 at 8:28 AM
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    If you have a body lift they might still work (like 3" suspension, 2" body)...tell us about your truck for starters
     
  8. Jan 19, 2011 at 8:33 AM
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    haha jk man. Hope everything works out for ya
     
  9. Jan 19, 2011 at 8:36 AM
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    Why not just call wheeler's and ask them? I am sure they would be happy to assist you on getting the right stuff. :confused:
     
  10. Jan 19, 2011 at 8:37 AM
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    from the looks of your pictures it looks like they will work doesnt seem like you have a leaf spring upgrade and you have 0-3" lift coils in the front and from the looks of it looks like you have a body lift to get that total 5" of lift i think you will be fine unless you upgraded ur rear leaf springs and those are old pics im looking at....if your really unsure just pick up the phone and give them a call they are really helpful....
     
  11. Jan 19, 2011 at 9:10 AM
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    No I have 3" of body lift and the new leafs are 2.25" of lift.
     
  12. Jan 19, 2011 at 9:11 AM
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    Haha I know. What happened was that I found that these worked on a another website and I found these on wheelers and they were a little cheaper.
     
  13. Jan 19, 2011 at 9:12 AM
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    rmb_crew My other ride has 18,400HP!!!!!!

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    ok than you should be ok.
     
  14. Jan 19, 2011 at 9:27 AM
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    Yeah I do have 3" of body and the new leafs I bought have 2.25" of lift. I was just worried if they would connect to the truck.
     
  15. Jan 19, 2011 at 9:27 AM
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    Alright sweet. But do the eye holes have to have any special connecters?
     
  16. Jan 19, 2011 at 9:28 AM
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    rmb_crew My other ride has 18,400HP!!!!!!

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  17. Jan 19, 2011 at 9:32 AM
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  18. Jan 19, 2011 at 9:34 AM
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    rmb_crew My other ride has 18,400HP!!!!!!

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    it should.
     
  19. Jan 19, 2011 at 9:34 AM
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    Okay thanks for the help man!:)
     
  20. Jan 19, 2011 at 9:41 AM
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