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Ooooohhhhh Baby, Bilsteins what a ride

Discussion in '40- & 55-Series Tech' started by Romer, Aug 11, 2005.

  1. Romer

    Romer fatherofdaughterofromer Moderator

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    I just put Bilstein 5125 shocks on my 40 and its like I wasn't running shocks befr=ore. It still rides like a truck :doh: But what a difference. I recommend spending the extra $$$ for the Bilsteins.

    I have a 4 inch lift and installed the following shocks:

    Front BE5-6253-H5 8.5"
    Rear BE5-6248-H5 10"

    I recommend them

    I spent $75 each and I think they are worth the double in cost.
     
  2. Poser

    Poser Oh...Durka Durka Durka. s-Moderator Supporting Vendor

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    Ken-


    Glad that you have expierenced the same thing as my customer said!!!


    :beer:
     
  3. treerootCO

    treerootCO Where are my keys?! SILVER Star

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    Bilsteins made a huge difference in my 40.
     
  4. Landpimp

    Landpimp GOLD Star

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    where is a good place to order those?

    Interested in Koni's also
     
  5. Romer

    Romer fatherofdaughterofromer Moderator

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    LandCruiserPhil Peter Pan Syndrome Supporting Vendor

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    Price seem to close everywhere I checked

    Best price I found (suggest by Woody) Shaffer Off Road $72.00 each 775-805-9944

    On the rear I went with BE5-A465-H7 11"
     
  7. desertdude

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    Been thinking of the same upgrade - especially after I upgraded my Tacoma with 5150's - a stellar ride!
     
  8. nuclearlemon

    nuclearlemon not an addict Moderator

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    anybody have a rig that they've run both bilsteins and 9000x's on? i've been happy with my adjustability (except that 90 % of the time, i'm too lazy to adjust them).
     
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    desertdude SILVER Star

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    I have the 9000's on for many years - I mainly leave them at 3 - sometimes stiffien them up but mostly on 3 - time for something new... :)
     
  10. nuclearlemon

    nuclearlemon not an addict Moderator

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    i run mine a bit higher but i also tend to corner fast :D i'm just wondering how they compare to bilsteins...gotta get shocks on the piggie someday ;)
     
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    I just took the front Rancho rs9000x's off the front of my rig and installed Bilstein 5125 (10" travel). WAY nicer ride. Now I have to get the rear Bilsteins. The only reason I did the swap was because I broke knuckle berings due to my steering arms binding into the shock body. Running the Bilsteins put the shaft on bottom and cleared up my steering binding, and cushioned up the ride to boot.
     
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  12. ken_79-fj40

    ken_79-fj40

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    I need to get some for my 40 too. I cheaped out and put pro craps on my 40 last year. I've put bilsteins on a number of my toyotas over the years, and have always been impressed. They made an unbelievable difference on my 4 runner. The thing was downright scary before cornering with 275's and the stock springs and shocks. I intended to get coils too, but after putting the bilsteins in i'm good. What I usually find in lifted trucks with them is that the overall ride is way better than a rancho,pro comp, or whatever, but they corner like they have one of the other stiffer shocks in them. The best of both worlds.
     
  13. nuclearlemon

    nuclearlemon not an addict Moderator

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    sweet...that's what i needed to know.
     
  14. Romer

    Romer fatherofdaughterofromer Moderator

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    Ige, your welcome to take my 40 for a spin if you want to see how it is. Course yours is softer anyways because of the SOA.
     
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    Whoever was looking for Bilsteins, LMT4x4.com has them for $75 w/ free shipping. The guy was good to deal with. (No affiliation.)

    The free shipping was sweet cuz it let me split up the order for test fits to be 100% sure on size while I was building.

    I only used mine a little off road (no on-road except my driveway yet)... but they feel awesome so far.

    HTH. -Ed '70FJ40 (14"-F/12"-R Bilstein 5125's)
     
  16. Isotel

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    Anyone Put These on a SOA Truck after having Cheepo's
    My truck rides like Crap with the Procomp junk
     
  17. PabloCruise

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    I have yet to experience the Billy's...

    I do like my Doetsch-Tech 8000's though!
     
  18. TJDIV

    TJDIV Back in The U.P.

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    Hmmm......might go for that.



    But damn it Ken, figured with the thread title there would be a little D.O.R content.

    Bummer. hehe.
     
  19. woody

    woody unhelpful spotter Staff Member Admin

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    DT8000's to Bilstein 5150's....significant difference in rebound, definite control increase offroad, no downsides on road....yes, mine have the remote res, but the 5125 is valved the same.

    14"+ stroke for all 4...rears are thru the tub, verticle, to a custom hoop. Fronts are on prototype MetalTech towers.
     
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