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Confused on which bilsteins....

My birthday is coming up and I'm going to try to get some new shocks. I searched and it seems that most suggest the bilsteins. I am confused on which model bilstein to get. Is it the 5100s? When I offroad I mostly drive in mud or sand, and light trail. The truck is a daily driver and taken offroad about every other weekend.
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yes you are correct!
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the 5100s are GREAT! I'm going to be getting 5125's for the ranger when the big swap happens. I loved the 5125's my buddy had on his yota.
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The only 5100s I can find are for a lift.......

Im at stock height so would I get ones for a 2 inch lift since 4wds come with a factory 2 inch lift?
Im also thinking it doenst matter about the year...
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just dont jump the truck or slam the rear end down hard. i blew out a 5100 just blazin down a service road when the rear end kicked up
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hmm well we have pot holes everywhere here in our roads, and I hit dips and holes offroading sometimes so that kinda makes me scared.
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Those stock length ones are nice too...that's what i got right now. I liike em! They are the same ones as the ones that came on FX4 Level 2's. About $245 shipped off ebay for them. I forget the name of the line...but they are bilsteins. They be yellow and blue.
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you must be talking about these

http://store.summitracing.com/partde...5&autoview=sku
http://store.summitracing.com/partde...5&autoview=sku

I think those are the ones I may get.
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YUP! That's them.
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cool, thanks
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hmm well we have pot holes everywhere here in our roads, and I hit dips and holes offroading sometimes so that kinda makes me scared.
haha dont worry about the pot holes in or around houston ha, i was doin about 65 on a service road with a nice "bump" in the road haha
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haha dont worry about the pot holes in or around houston ha, i was doin about 65 on a service road with a nice "bump" in the road haha
I live in bay city, well my house is like 3 or 4 miles out of bay city. The roads to my house suck, and I drive on old country roads, and gravel roads so they are washed out and the semi trucks tear them up driving to and from the grass farms around here.
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I live in bay city, well my house is like 3 or 4 miles out of bay city. The roads to my house suck, and I drive on old country roads, and gravel roads so they are washed out and the semi trucks tear them up driving to and from the grass farms around here.
as long as you dont get air borne you will be fine ha, mine blew out when the back end bucked up about 2feet
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The 5100 bilsteins are for lifts. So you are correct, the ones you linked too should work for you.. Actually on the year you are wrong. You need to specify what year. I just looked at my receipt from 4 wheel parts and its different part numbers.

You will love them though. I just got them on real recently. They make a huge difference compared to those crummy OE shocks.
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ok thanks, I just found the ones for my year.

Im hoping someone will get me these as a birthday gift but I dont think its going to happen so I plan on buying them soon. Not that anybody cares lol
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im getting my 5100s all around tomorrow. hope they are as good as they seem to be lol.
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