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Old 01-27-2017, 12:09 PM   #41
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Order once. Had full OME on my Tacoma and now the Tundra. The company also includes a bag of candy when you order!

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I am going to stick with Bilstein 5100s up front with OME coils, just trying to decide what to do for a lift in the rear. My rear shocks are new 5100s, not even 4,000 miles on them, and I want to keep it the same all around. I don't do any off roading so no need to get anything crazier than the Bilsteins, but they are more than capable if needed.

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Old 01-30-2017, 01:51 AM   #42
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Here is my truck... 2007 Dodge 2500 4x4. 5.9 Cummins diesel, G56-6 speed stick. LAST of the 5.9 diesels without all the emission crap. Built 12-16-2006. Light mods on turbo and Smarty jr programmer = 395 HP at crankshaft. Pacbrake air actuated exhaust brake with large on board air system. 22" Grover AIR HORN. Perlux 130 watt driving lights. Best fuel mileage, 22.3 mpg driving from Seattle, Washington to Yreka, Calif. 500 + miles on one tank of fuel
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Old 01-30-2017, 08:31 AM   #43
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I am going to stick with Bilstein 5100s up front with OME coils, just trying to decide what to do for a lift in the rear. My rear shocks are new 5100s, not even 4,000 miles on them, and I want to keep it the same all around. I don't do any off roading so no need to get anything crazier than the Bilsteins, but they are more than capable if needed.

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If you haven't ordered them yet, maybe reconsider. The 5100s are very stiff, especially in a light vehicle, which yours is. When you load it up with armor, they get a bit better, but they are harsh shocks. Same goes with most FOX units....they are made to not overheat on washboard tracks, but makes them really harsh on pavement. Monotube shocks are generally harsher offroad, so consider a twin tube, like a Rancho 9000s (I run them on my jeep for ride compliance, although my AEV lift came with a set of 5100s, which are nicely laying in my basement.) Just something to think about.
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Old 01-30-2017, 08:41 AM   #44
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If you haven't ordered them yet, maybe reconsider. The 5100s are very stiff, especially in a light vehicle, which yours is. When you load it up with armor, they get a bit better, but they are harsh shocks. Same goes with most FOX units....they are made to not overheat on washboard tracks, but makes them really harsh on pavement. Monotube shocks are generally harsher offroad, so consider a twin tube, like a Rancho 9000s (I run them on my jeep for ride compliance, although my AEV lift came with a set of 5100s, which are nicely laying in my basement.) Just something to think about.
I have 5100s on my truck now and have for years, I have no issues with them, they are setup with the stock coils set at 1.75" currently (the shocks second setting) with my new setup my lift will come from the coils with them set at 0 on the shocks, the ride should be better than it is now.
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Your 5100s are adjustable?
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Old 01-30-2017, 08:56 AM   #46
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Your 5100s are adjustable?
Yup, they have 3 notches that you can set the coils at, with stock coils on my truck they can be set between 0 and 2.5", the higher you go the harsher the ride. With my new setup I will have extended coils on the shocks set at 0 which will provide either 2 or 2.5" (depending on what coil I get) of lift without having to adjust the shock. Just want to get my bumper installed first to see how the rear sits before choosing a coil.

I've looked into all options for my lift, 5100s are the best choice for me, I have no need for anything fancier (king, icon, fox), that and I am trying to not spend a fortune on it.
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Just got a call from the freight company, my bumper will be here Thursday, hopefully I can get it on the truck this weekend.
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Old 02-02-2017, 01:16 PM   #48
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Sweet, they have built in cutouts for rigids! Get the diffused ones for back there.
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Old 02-02-2017, 03:30 PM   #50
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Sweet, they have built in cutouts for rigids! Get the diffused ones for back there.
Those cut outs are for the license plate lights.
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Oh damn, they looks like large cutouts, must be the angle or something.
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My 2015 F150 XLT 2.7L turbo, it's faster than my E46 and E90 in a straight line and gets better gas mileage as well. Seriously impressive how far full size trucks have gotten these days, though also comes with serious sticker shock for a pretty basic middle model trim.




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Old 02-04-2017, 08:34 AM   #53
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Bumper is on, was a piece of cake to install, took about an hour working by myself.

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^looks great!! I'm trying to decide what direction I want to go but sadly I'm now sans truck and about 2-3 years out from getting another one.


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Old 02-04-2017, 10:10 AM   #55
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Yeah I contemplated getting rid of mine a few years ago then we had the worst winter in the history of MA, if I didn't have the truck we would have been stuck at home most of that winter.

Got the frame replaced last summer and paid it off early shortly after, ever since then I have been slowly updating everything so it lasts for another 10+ years.
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Two more minor mods, some flags.
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Yeah I contemplated getting rid of mine a few years ago then we had the worst winter in the history of MA, if I didn't have the truck we would have been stuck at home most of that winter.



Got the frame replaced last summer and paid it off early shortly after, ever since then I have been slowly updating everything so it lasts for another 10+ years.


Come on man, I drove around everywhere that winter in my lowered BMW! So much fun...


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