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Old 08-27-2009, 11:21 PM
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anyone got bilstein 5125s?

I am getting ready to order new shocks for my new lift and have a few questions?

the shocks im looking at are the bilstein 5125's due to cost as well as due to the amount Im ordering( 4 up front-2 on each corner and 2 in the rear ) so Im ordering 6 total, however Im having my father in law install a 10" lift on my 00 and I need to know what length to order? 10" travel-12" travel or 14" travel....I have the 14s on there now I believe and they ARE LONG!!!! Im assuming I need the 12" travel shocks, or maybe even the 10's? but who has them, how do they ride? how hard are they to keep uncorroded and what's the best tricks to stopping corrosion before it starts?

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They won't corrode, you should always measure the installed length of the shocks to order new ones..add the lift gained by your kit and subtract the difference in the spring thickness from the stock springs.

Valving can be based on whose springs and your usage.

10" lift..hope your using crossover steering

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Old 08-28-2009, 09:45 AM
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Talk to DCSpecial. He got me set up with my bilstien 5100's.. they are great shocks. you may want to consider the 5100's for their lifetime warranty.. i dont think the 5125's have the same warranty on them, you can ask DCSpecial about all of that..
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Old 08-28-2009, 11:37 AM
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yeah Ill be getting crossover steering, my largest purchase on my next paycheck...I can't measure my shocks due to not even being close to my truck....Im going by a whim here with my measurements and trying to remember what my old 10" kit was....Im not remembering much though....anyone got measurements of their 10" lift shocks? I need the travel distance and such...

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Old 08-28-2009, 04:47 PM
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You'll most likely run a 12" travel front and a 14" travel rear in the 5125s with a 10" lift.
Bilstein 5125 - 12 Inch Travel - 5125 Series (Non-specific Application) - Truck Toyz Store
Bilstein 5125 - 14 Inch Travel - 5125 Series (Non-specific Application) - Truck Toyz Store

5125s are a 1yr warranty.

They will rust if you live in an area that puts down road salt (I can take some pics of the ones on my 07 if you want some proof of that as I snow plow with it ). I use a product called Fluid Film. Works great, but you have to be sure to get the entire shock with it, which is much easier on a 00 with a 10" lift vs my 07 with the coil spring right next to the shock. Where I got the fluid film good on the shock it looks like new, but where I didn't get any on it's pretty much solid orange.
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Old 08-28-2009, 06:58 PM
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yeah I dont live in an area with alot of salt at all, my wife is in florida right now though, please do post some pics up WITH the fluid film....where did you get that btw? and thanks for the measurements...

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Old 08-28-2009, 10:34 PM
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I put 5125s on my lifted Tacoma and I LOVED how they rode. I got the stiffer valving...what is that, 255/70? I just ordered 4 5125s to replace my 4 blown Ranchos. I can't speak up much for the height you need but they are a great shock.
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Old 08-29-2009, 01:59 AM
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what valving should I get for my truck? normal everyday driver NEVER sees dirt or mud, heck it barely sees the sand, it's a pavement queen......what's my best route and I want the softest ride I can get out of these shocks.....my 24s kill me with the low sidewall.........I didnt say I wanted the best IE KING......I SAID the best ride OUT OF THESE SHOCKS LOL.......price is an issue RIGHT now, they'll be getting replaced for better around tax season...
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Old 08-29-2009, 07:30 AM
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I got the stiff valving for my Tacoma and it was fine. These trucks are much heavier than my Tacoma was so I feel like anything less than the stiff valving would be too soft. I can't help but think the soft valving would essentially be useless on our trucks but without having tried it, i could be wrong!
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yea but if your doing dual fronts i would go with he softer valving for each for the fronts..
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