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Help with toyota SHOCKS PLEASE

Discussion in 'Toyota Trucks' started by JTK324, Dec 17, 2011.

  1. JTK324

    JTK324 Senior Member
    Messages: 281

    So my girlfriend has decided to get me a set of Bilstein Shocks for my 2010 Tundra and I am new with the whole leveling and aftermarket shock thing so I guess my question would be what shocks are the right ones to get. I dont want to do a lift kit but maybe leveling I was thinking about going with the 5100 SERIES but i am open to any suggestions
    Thanks guys for the help
    I opted for the shocks this year because she has gotten me strobes every other year for the last 3 xmas and my last 3 birthdays.
     
  2. Spucel

    Spucel Senior Member
    Messages: 413

    I have 5100's and I love them! Shockwarehouse.com
     
  3. JTK324

    JTK324 Senior Member
    Messages: 281

    Do you have the heavy duty ones or the off road I think they were I just don't want to reorder them thanks for the help
     
  4. 04tundra

    04tundra Senior Member
    Messages: 153

    get the bilstein 5100 adjustable shocks. they have an adjustable snap ring that allows you to lift the truck. they are the best way to go. at "shock warehouse" they are the "5100 racing series"
     
  5. Spucel

    Spucel Senior Member
    Messages: 413

    Sorry I was in Chicago for the weekend and my old lady grounded me from plowsite....for the most part.

    I ordered the Bilstein 5100 Racing Series fronts. They are adjustable as "04" said above. Just a heads up...they are in pretty high demand from shockwarehouse.com. Awesome company though...if they are out of stock be patient with them.

    Putting them on...now thats a pain. I got a spring compressor from the local parts store to use. The one I got isnt the safest option at all but it worked. You will have to drop the lower control arm down and get a LONG pry bar to get enough leverage. We used a big screwdriver to help get the bottom of the shock inside. It took some time but Im really happy with the ride and the lift I got.

    Here is a picture after it was done.
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    Any questions, let me know!
     
  6. 04tundra

    04tundra Senior Member
    Messages: 153

    your truck looks good spucel. hey quick question (not trying to steal the thread) but when you raise/angle your plow, how low do your amps drop on the meter?? thanks
     
  7. Spucel

    Spucel Senior Member
    Messages: 413

    Maybe 11ish give or take. Ill take a look tomorrow and let ya know!
     
  8. 04tundra

    04tundra Senior Member
    Messages: 153

    okay thanks, thats about what mine drops down to also. just checkin in with other tundra guys to see if its normal on mine
     
  9. JTK324

    JTK324 Senior Member
    Messages: 281

    thanks guys i appreciate the help i got new tires coming next week then those shocks truck is going to look good
     
  10. 04tundra

    04tundra Senior Member
    Messages: 153

    nice, please post pics when it is all on the truck!

    im waiting for my tires to wear down then im going to lift my truck too
     
  11. jstevens66

    jstevens66 Senior Member
    Messages: 153

    I'm putting a pair of the rancho quicklift loaded shocks on my tundra. They come with the springs already on them so it's basically a parts swap, and then an alignment