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hey, I'm thinking of putting a set of bistein 5100s in my 84 'runner but I'm having problems getting applications data out of Bilstein for skock part numbers.

anybody got a 84/85 or SAS with about 3-4" of lift who use bilsteins?

I figure the equivelant Rancho part numbers are 5115 up front and 5144 in the back. I might squeeze 5017/5143.

I'm willing to entertain other shock options, if anyone has reccomendations
 

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I know when I ran 7100's on my old truck, I had part number: AK7112SB.
This was a 12" travel shock, with the can from a 10" travel shock, and an external reservoir. Valving was 360/80. They worked well. The 14" travel 7100's would be AK7114SB.
 

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I've got 5100's on my '85. On the front, I'm running 12 inchers with SOR's shock hoops. Don't have a pic. On the rear I'm running 14 inchers with som shock hoops that I built. the 14 inchers are overkill for my 63" Chevy spring setup. Here's a pic of the rear:
 

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Sundowner said:
chris, is there a post mount for stock front shock towers?
We don't carry the post mount shocks for use with the stock setup because they don't have enough travel to accomidate the flex of good quality springs and crossover steering. To make it work you really need to cut off the factory mount, and get some 12" shocks in there.
 

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Yep, Chris called it. The 5125's are plenty long (12" travel). I've got em on the 4runner w/ 2" of lift, and they're too long (well, the rear is ok, even the 8" travel is too much for the front)
 
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