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Bilstein 5100's question

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by Seanson, May 7, 2016.

  1. May 7, 2016 at 6:05 PM
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    Seanson

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    So I'm about to order a set of front blistien 5100 for my rcsb 2010. About 340$ for 2.

    While looking around amazon.ca I see that I can get a full set, front and rears, for about 500$

    Are the rear blistiens worth the extra 160$? My truck only had 72000km so I'm assuming the stock shocks have lots of life left.
     
  2. May 7, 2016 at 6:29 PM
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    It just all depends what you want.
    Do any off-roading? Plan on lifting the rear at all or leave it stock?
     
  3. May 7, 2016 at 6:34 PM
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    GO TO SUMMITRACING.COM, BEST PRICES ON FRONT AND REAR 5100'S. 99.99 FOR FRONT, AND 79.99 FOR THE REARS.
     
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  5. May 7, 2016 at 7:12 PM
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    Damn those are a good price!!!

    I looked into the autoeverything.com pricing, and 85.00 was for rears. Fronts were 116.00
     
  6. May 7, 2016 at 7:45 PM
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    Not too much off roading and Im not planning on lifting the back.

    I'm wondering if the 5100 rear shocks have better performance then the stocl blistiens

    Aldo I will check out the US websites, but I'm sure shipping and the Canadian Dollar will kill any ''savings''
     
  7. May 7, 2016 at 8:33 PM
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    Make sure they are in stock or you might be waiting a while for them
     
  8. May 7, 2016 at 8:58 PM
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    Sounds like the shocks you have in rear now will do just fine. But "they" do say you should change all your shocks at same time. But for performance sake, yours will be fine. Your call.
     
  9. May 8, 2016 at 9:54 AM
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    Does anyone know if the 5100's are overall a better shock than the stock OEM non-TRD shocks? Does it stiffen up the rear a bit? I have bottoming out issues with my stock setup and it just feels too soft. But i like the fact that you can get the "leveling" from the front adjustable 5100's. Just want to make sure they are good on the Tundy.
     
  10. May 8, 2016 at 2:14 PM
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    5100s should be better than both the stock black and trd bilsteins shocks. They should firm up the rear as you describe too
     
  11. May 19, 2016 at 9:55 PM
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    When should I change the shocks? Not when is reccomended but really necessary.
     
  12. May 20, 2016 at 5:57 AM
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    I'm not a tech, but from what I have seen...


    I'm extreme cases, when they wear out you get a bounce thing going on. Like the truck bobs up and down after bumps or "rolls" in the road.

    Or you just notice a decrease in stability or ride comfort.

    Or they could rust to a point that they should be replaced because their strength is compromised.

    Some can leak as well.
     
  13. May 21, 2016 at 1:39 PM
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    Thanks. Good info.
     
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  14. May 23, 2016 at 10:02 AM
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    I can 100% attest to these Bilstein 5100 shocks now. They really are a better overall ride than the stock setup. Unfortunately, I was only able to install the rear shocks this weekend with my buddy. The front take much longer and will need to schedule a day to knock it out. But let me tell you it is a huge difference, I feel like my bed bounce is almost completely gone now, its smooth and so nice to drive.
    I found out that both of my rear shocks were blown when installing these new ones, but I knew something wasn't right as it was slowly getting worse. To the point where the entire truck would shake viciously until i slowed down etc. (extreme Bed bounce) but that's what happens when you are driving with blown shocks lol.
    So now im in love with the truck again and just need to get the fronts on so it will be even better. :kona::jellydance:
     
  15. May 23, 2016 at 10:25 AM
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    damn..your truck is only 2 years old and you had to change shocks ?
     
  16. May 23, 2016 at 4:18 PM
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    Yeah and only has 14k miles. I bought it used w/ 11,000 miles like a month and a half ago. So I really think the guy had already blew out the shocks and they just slowly leaked as i drove her around. Definitely wasn't that bad when I bought it or I prob would not have bought it that day. But its one of those mods you do quickly so In essence I was already going to replace the shocks, just a little sooner than planned is all lol. Now it drives amazing. :broccoli:
     
  17. May 23, 2016 at 5:24 PM
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    I never would have thought the shocks would go that fast. I know they were OEM, were they the all black ones or the TRD package blue/yellow Bilstein's?
     
  18. May 24, 2016 at 4:25 AM
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    They were the all black ones. But you gotta remember that I bought it used and shocks are a wear and tear item as well. It's all about how you drive and where. All it takes is a rock shimmy'd up the shock protection tube (the black shocks don't have a full protection sleeve, just the cover which is open from the bottom) and Knicks the shock shaft. Now you have a blown seal and a slow leak. That's how I see it anywase. I used to ride dirt bikes and that happens more than you think.
    It doesn't bother me tho, truck drives amazing now and it only took 40 minutes to replace both rears.
     
  19. May 24, 2016 at 8:10 AM
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    Brrraaaaappp.... sorry I heard "dirt bike" haha

    Makes sense.. glad you got her feeling as she should now..
     
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    Just installed my 5100's this morning. They feel a bit smoother than the stock non TRD shocks and look great too.

    @CaptTyler I only did the fronts because I wanted to level it out, and I only have 7k miles on the truck, so I didn't see a need to replace the rears. Eventually when they do need replacement I'll change them to 5100's as well. Who do you work for? I'm a fireman/medic out here in So Cal. Work for Orange County Fire Authority. Seems like Tundra's are the new Silverado's and F150's of our profession! See them more and more every station I go to.

    Stock
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    Bilstein 5100's (front)
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    Looks great!
     
  22. May 25, 2016 at 3:11 PM
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  23. May 25, 2016 at 7:01 PM
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    Stock tires too? Looks pretty good... I'm hoping to order a full set soon.
     
  24. May 25, 2016 at 10:27 PM
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    Thanks Seanson, yeah they are the stock tires. Im thinking bout upgrading to the BF Goodrich A/T KO2's later on. I dont know how they'll look on the stock rims though. I just want to keep the stock trim and wheels but make it look a little meaner. Not sure what my end goal will be just yet. All my past cars/trucks have usually been a clean stock look thats slightly modified.
     
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    So how much of a task is it to install the 5100s on the front. Im not a mechanic so ill more than likely be looking for a good shop or mechanic on the side.
     
  26. Jun 4, 2016 at 6:50 AM
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    More of a task than the rear. You'll need to have the springs compressed (you can rent a tool for this, or purchase from someone like Toytec who will do it for you for a fee)
     
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    What setting are your 5100's at? Top? Middle?
     
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    What settings is your 5100s at? Middle or top?
     
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