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Old 06-10-2014, 09:51 AM   #1
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Replacing one rear shock?

Looking for opinions...one of my rear bilstien 5100s is leaking. I replaced all four about 12,000 miles ago. Can i replace just the one leaking shock at that mileage? Or should i replace both the rears? Thanks!

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Looking for opinions...one of my rear bilstien 5100s is leaking. I replaced all four about 12,000 miles ago. Can i replace just the one leaking shock at that mileage? Or should i replace both the rears? Thanks!

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I would just do one at 12000 miles, and try to return it unless you damaged it.

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Thanks, thats what i thought. I just ordered one, and i can try to return the other. I cant think of what happened or how it would have been damaged...
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Thanks, thats what i thought. I just ordered one, and i can try to return the other. I cant think of what happened or how it would have been damaged...
Rear bump stops long enough? Hitting exhaust or lower spring perch? Those are the most common rear shock root causes for issues.
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Bumps stops should be long enough. Everything is stock, so the bilstiens should have been a 'plug and play' deal. Ill check it out in more detail when i replace it today..,
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I may be wrong here, but I think the shortest shock in a 5100 still has a longer collapsed length than stock and needs to have bumpstop extensions added or you'll bottom them out.

Their shortest shock for a TJ is for 0-2" lift I believe.
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Old 06-10-2014, 11:34 AM   #7
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Oh, i didnt know that. Vendors told me they would be fine (i.e. no bumpstop extensions needed with no lift), but you may be right. Ill do some research. Thanks!
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Old 06-15-2014, 11:47 AM   #8
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Does anyone know if there there any issues with running the 4600 HDs on the back, but keeping 5100s on the front (stock height)?
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You should be fine.
I prefer to run the same shocks on the same axle. Different fronts vs rear will not matter
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You should be fine. I prefer to run the same shocks on the same axle. Different fronts vs rear will not matter
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