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Hey guys, I got some Bilsteins 5125's that have 14in of travel, I got em for a steal but I was wondering if they would be ok to put on my 2002 tundra. I know you can use 5100s but I havent seen much about 5125's
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Are you putting these in a factory suspension setup? I am not going to pretend like I am a suspension expert but I have done some and would think if they have the same dimension and at least cover the factory travel you should be ok as long as the valving is the same. I have never done long travel shocks but think there is likely a difference in valving and they may not give enough damping for a standard travel. I would love to see an expert opinion on this as well.
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No I was planning on going with old man EMU springs, a diff drop as well as prolly camburg or LR control arms.
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if they bolt up to the stock mounting holes then thats a plus but you need to be changing out atleast the UCA for a uniball and maybe even LCA as well with that much travel and those springs.

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I believe those are the ones everyone is buying unless they have a larger ball size for 1st gens available


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Hey guys, I got some Bilsteins 5125's that have 14in of travel, I got em for a steal but I was wondering if they would be ok to put on my 2002 tundra. I know you can use 5100s but I havent seen much about 5125's
Need some clarification here.

The 5125 is a 14" travel shock, or someone said it would give you 14" of travel at the front wheel?

Either way, that is not going to work on the front end without a pile of money to back it up. +3.5" LT kits for our trucks cycle 13-14" tops.

Assuming they're smoothies, put them in back with new leaves and shackles, and a simple bed cage to locate the top of the shocks where they pop through the bed. Put some Camburg uniball arms up front with extended coilovers, and call it a day...should be a great build.

If they're 14" coilovers, they unfortunately won't really work for any of the bolt-on applications available for 1gen Tundras. If they're 8" coilovers, pick up an LT kit.

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Re: Bilsteins

My buddy I got them off said they had 14in of travel, but he was probably wrong lol. So basically just use them for rear shocks if they even work, what coilovers would you reccomend? and how about brand of shackles? Ill do some research the bed cage as well. Thank you!!
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My buddy I got them off said they had 14in of travel, but he was probably wrong lol. So basically just use them for rear shocks if they even work, what coilovers would you reccomend? and how about brand of shackles? Ill do some research the bed cage as well. Thank you!!
Check out SoCalTundras.com for more suspension built tundras. I would recommend total chaos 3/4 lowering shackle or mcm fabrications spring under shackles. You can google their name and find pictures.


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Re: Bilsteins

If the 5125s fit in the stock mounting positions I would bolt them in. I know a guy selling a bedcage for a tundra also. King, fox, radflo or sway a way are the best shock companies when looking for coilovers bump stops and bypasses


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14" travel shock with the stock setup and location for the rearis going to bottom out before the stock suspension fully cycles. You'll end up damaging the shocks. For stock, i would suggest 8" travel 5125's. I had 14" travel 5100's with approx. 6" lift and they bottomed out. Now i'm using 12" travel shocks.

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