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Bilstein 5100 life expectancy?

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by ToyotaTundraMike, Jun 1, 2018.

  1. Jun 1, 2018 at 1:55 PM
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    ToyotaTundraMike

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    My 5100’s have about 70k miles on them at the moment (middle setting). Been getting a really weird popping noise when turning that I mostly notice when there is a slight slope or incline. Have let my Toyota dealership check it out a few times and today they were finally able to hear the noise I have been talking about. They seem to think it has something to do with the shocks since everything else in the front end is stock and torqued to spec. This has me wondering what the life expectancy of these shocks are. Could be something stupid like a bushing going bad but if I have to pay someone to remove my shocks and fix that then I just assume upgrade shocks to some toytec boss or similar while I’m at it. Any input greatly appreciated.
     
  2. Jun 1, 2018 at 2:35 PM
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    70k is when ‘they’ recommend changing shocks. Really depends on driving style and your local road conditions. Sounds like its new shock time.
     
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    I got about 80k, no issues yet, but I'm due for an upgrade/replacement as well.
     
  4. Jun 1, 2018 at 2:48 PM
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    Make sure it’s not a ball joint first. My Tacoma did that and it was a bad ball joint
     
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    Alignment stays true?
     
  6. Jun 1, 2018 at 8:09 PM
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    Aftermarket shocks are good for 4-5 years depending on usage.
    5100’s are not re-buildable.
     
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