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Has anyone run 5150's on there rear setup? I was thinking of running the BF5-A197-H0 5150's which are 11.5'' travel, 28'' extended and 16.5 collapsed. I'll be running a 5'' lift in the rear so I believe this should work with stock locations for now. Let me know if you think this will work or not. Oh yeah I have an 04 dcab 4x4 V6 and If yall don't mind giving me some recommendations on gears. I'll be running 33's, 5'' + lift and the truck is my daily driver weekend warrior vehicle. 4.56 or 4.88. Thanks
 

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SKUUT said:
Has anyone run 5150's on there rear setup? I was thinking of running the BF5-A197-H0 5150's which are 11.5'' travel, 28'' extended and 16.5 collapsed. I'll be running a 5'' lift in the rear so I believe this should work with stock locations for now. Let me know if you think this will work or not. Oh yeah I have an 04 dcab 4x4 Thanx
That shock should be pretty close to the correct length. When I use to run 5.5" of rear lift I ran rear Bilsteins that were 26" extended, 16" collapsed.

The best way to find out how long of shocks you need is to flex your truck out and figure out what extended and collapsed lengths you need.
 

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SKUUT said:
Has anyone run 5150's on there rear setup? I was thinking of running the BF5-A197-H0 5150's which are 11.5'' travel, 28'' extended and 16.5 collapsed. I'll be running a 5'' lift in the rear so I believe this should work with stock locations for now. Let me know if you think this will work or not. Oh yeah I have an 04 dcab 4x4 V6 and If yall don't mind giving me some recommendations on gears. I'll be running 33's, 5'' + lift and the truck is my daily driver weekend warrior vehicle. 4.56 or 4.88. Thanks
I have the 196 and 197 HOs with 4-4.5" of rear lift. W/o extending the bumpstops I can actually bottom them out if I'm not careful. With 5" you should be fine using the 197s for both sides even though the Tacos take shocks that are 1" different in length. Make sure when you get them to either have the seller install the needed 3/4" bushings or send them along with the shocks.

I would remove your current shocks, get each side fully stuffed with the opposite wheel airborn and take some measurements for full stuff and full droop. That will tell you what compressed and extended lengths you actually need. ...unless, of course, you haven't installed the lift yet ;)

got BPV extension bracket?
got 24" rear brake line?

the H0 or lighter valving is definitely the way to go. These things ride/handle great with the bed empty or full of firewood ;)

as for gears you can go with either 4.56 or 4.88s. with your AT the 4.88s seem to do very well on the trail and are fine on the hwy unless you cruse at 80 all the time. Check with Mike, inspectorgadget, in Socal for first hand info since he has the 4.88/33s setup.
 

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No havent installed the lift yet...probably about in a week or so. The kit comes with ext brake line. I'll be runnin mt's hopefully toyo if they are availble soon enough. However, I was reading somewhere that 4.88 would be to much for all the freeway and highway driving I do. Are the bushings 3/4 or 3/8? Thanks for the replies
 

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No havent installed the lift yet...probably about in a week or so. The kit comes with ext brake line. I'll be runnin mt's hopefully toyo if they are availble soon enough. However, I was reading somewhere that 4.88 would be to much for all the freeway and highway driving I do. Are the bushings 3/4 or 3/8? Thanks for the replies
3/4" and check with Mike on the gearing. If you drive fast all the time on the hwy you might not want the 4.88s though. 4.56s will still be better than stock gears and 31s
 

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