New 5100's Installed.......again.

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    Default New 5100's Installed.......again.

    That was fun. (the forth time is always fun!!!!!!!)
    This time I set them to the forth clip setting.....the truck is setting nice right now.
    There was some difficulty getting the shock shaft to go thru the end plate (FSM calls them a suspension support) with the Bilstien supplied new rubber cushions (doughnuts)....they were too thick installed in any configuration to make them fit.
    I ended up having to cut the inside (lower) one down on both sides....just enough to get the threads to stick thru and start the nut.
    What a PITA.
    Now I've looked at the FSM and it doesn't show 2 rubber doughnuts (cushions) only 1 on the top!!!!
    I think every shock I've ever replaced had 2 rubber cushions, one on each side of the frame or mount....

    I hope I didn't phuck up and they don't break again.
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    Default Re: New 5100's Installed.......again.

    Thats because the top plates come with a bushing already press-fit on the bottom side.
    I posted pics here: http://www.tundrasolutions.com/forum...uestion-print/

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    Default Re: New 5100's Installed.......again.

    you are on your forth set of bilstein 5100's on your tundra? wth dude?
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    Default Re: New 5100's Installed.......again.

    Quote Originally Posted by SuckersWalk View Post
    you are on your forth set of bilstein 5100's on your tundra? wth dude?
    He must not be a tame driver.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tundrunk View Post
    He must not be a tame driver.
    Yeah.......that's putting it mildly!
    It's a 4 x 4 truck and it gets treated and used as such. But it is well cared for and thanked kindly for it's service!
    I'm still wondering if the extra rubber thingys I installed on the 5100's will cause any problems!

    6 inches of new snow this morning and once again the mighty Tundra was first to make tracks!
    YeeeHaaaaaaa!
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    Default Re: New 5100's Installed.......again.

    4th set? wow... Are you having the worn ones rebuilt, or just replacing them?

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    Default Re: New 5100's Installed.......again.

    I had one rear blow a seal, replaced both rears.
    One front blew a seal, replaced both fronts.
    Both fronts lost the lower vulcanized bushing/ mount.....replaced both again.
    This last time the drivers side front lost the lower bushing again.....I kept driving it for a couple of weeks. I was out playing in some fresh snow and hit a big hole I didn't see and tore the lower mount completly off the shock! Fortuantely the shock got caught on the lower "A" arm and I was able to limp it home without any further damage.
    I replaced them once again.....
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    Default Re: New 5100's Installed.......again.

    are these being made in china now? that would explain the drop off in quality.
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    Default Re: New 5100's Installed.......again.

    Wow...If youre wheeling hard enough to kill the bushings and blow seals, isnt it about time (and wouldnt it be cheaper in the long run, and less of a PIA to keep replacing them), to think about getting some reservoired coil-overs? Like some Kings, Icons or Fox's?
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    Doesn't Bilstein offer free replacement lower bushing sets for the 5100s??
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    You need a gopro and a YouTube account!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Remmy700P View Post
    Doesn't Bilstein offer free replacement lower bushing sets for the 5100s??
    Shockwarehouse says the lower bushings are vulcanized into the shock, so they are not replacable. I could probably find something that would work if I had that kind of time.....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stone_Blue View Post
    Wow...If youre wheeling hard enough to kill the bushings and blow seals, isnt it about time (and wouldnt it be cheaper in the long run, and less of a PIA to keep replacing them), to think about getting some reservoired coil-overs? Like some Kings, Icons or Fox's?
    Then I'd need wheels and bigger tires......it never ends!
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    Grey....V8 SR5 4X4 TRD Off Road Suspension, LSD, Towing Package, 5100's Front & Rear, Total Chaos UCAz, Cooper Discoverer AT3 265 75 16 Tires, Magnaflowed, UNIChipped, True~Flowed (w/ Secret AirBox Mods!), DeBadged, ScanGaged, XM'ed, a Few Scrapes and Dings.....Yeah!
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    '04 YZ250F
    Dr.D Header and Can, JD Jetting, P38 AP, UNI Flame Proof Air Filter, No Back Fire Screen, Carbon Fiber Carb Heat Shield, Renthals, Maxxis Desert IT Tires, ASV Controls....
    '87 Nissan Pathfinder......gone but not forgotten.

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