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04-27-2010, 02:30 PM
Busted my 5100 shocks any ideas on a new better set of shocks for the back. here's pic's of the good as well as the bad.
04-27-2010, 03:23 PM
Would it matter if I changed out my back shocks to Fox or Evans shocks (that will be the next question) keeping my Toytec coilovers with the 5100 shocks in the front the same? I just would really not have to change the whole setup if possible.
04-27-2010, 03:38 PM
I'm not a big fan of bilsteins.
IMO, a high dollar shock is not worthwhile until you are running the truck hard enough to feel the shocks fade. With most of the wheeling here, I haven't experienced that. If you get there, pony up for a good bypass shock.
Poly Performance has a pretty good shock for a reasonable price, might look into that.
If the front is fine, then leave it. You can run very different shocks between the front and rear, as they are very different systems with different weight loads.
But for the rear, I wouldn't run the billy's again.
04-27-2010, 03:53 PM
I'm not a big fan of bilsteins.
Thank you very much!:thumb: I might pony up the cash for some Fox's because Allpro is where I got the spring from.
04-27-2010, 09:14 PM
Why did they bust in the first place? Over extension? May happen again on any shock.
04-27-2010, 10:27 PM
Kinda looks like you over compressed or extended by the looks of the blown out upper mount. Do you have the right length shocks? Limiting straps and bump stops? I can't see how you would need more than a 5100 unless you were driving 100mph through Baja. Go ahead and buy remote reservoir shocks if you must, but get the right length for your lift, and enough shaft travel for your wheel travel.
05-21-2010, 10:00 PM
Well I finally got the rig back it's new back end trimmings, I'd list them but it's easier to say it's the Slee and Icon Products in my signature. I'll get some better pic's (flexing)when I get more time...maybe this weekend....This will most likely be the last time you see these Items this clean on my rig.
05-31-2010, 10:43 PM
I thought showing the Bills and the Icons would help FJC owners decided....The second pic is the Icons...love them so far!:thumb:
05-31-2010, 11:07 PM
Hey Brandon slap some Criso or WD 40 on those things. Maybe just maybe they will stay clean. hahahahahaha
06-01-2010, 07:56 AM
If the shock is acting as a bump stop, this will happen again. Oleg came up with some bump stops that worked well for us when we were on the trail teams.
If I remember right, it was front bump stops for a FJ60. You may want to look into this before it happens again.
06-01-2010, 09:50 AM
There is also a company that makes them in Canada. They were mentioned in the last issue of Overland Journal, the 4runner expedition build.
Timbren suspension enhancement, http://www.timbren.com/index.htm
I have not installed any modified bump stops yet. I plan to, as I do get a bit of inner fender rubbing on occasion with the 35s but almost never with with 33s.
Those Icon rear shocks seem to be a nice call..They are highlighted in the same article.
They look beefy and shinny..My favorite combination...:D
06-09-2010, 11:09 PM
X2! :)if The Shock Is Acting As A Bump Stop, This Will Happen Again. Oleg Came Up With Some Bump Stops That Worked Well For Us When We Were On The Trail Teams.
If I Remember Right, It Was Front Bump Stops For A Fj60. You May Want To Look Into This Before It Happens Again.
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