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Old 08-17-2014, 07:14 PM   #1
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Blistein shocks

Got a pair as a gift and was excited to put them on but unfortunately the series i got doesntt fit in yj's...anyone have anything to say about bilstein 5100's ? I think these are the HD's the ones that i have
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Old 08-17-2014, 08:48 PM   #2
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Old 08-17-2014, 09:52 PM   #3
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The 5100's are awesome shocks I ran a set on my 95 for 6 years before I sold it. My XJ has been on a set of 5100's for 3 years and my current YJ will get some soon as the current shocks start to wear.


And those pictured would be the 4600 series the 5100's have. Brushed finished and black boots
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The 5100's are awesome shocks I ran a set on my 95 for 6 years before I sold it. My XJ has been on a set of 5100's for 3 years and my current YJ will get some soon as the current shocks start to wear.

And those pictured would be the 4600 series the 5100's have. Brushed finished and black boots
X2 I love my 5100's, have had the same set on my YJ since I got it after i got rid of the rancho that the po put on. The po also put a procrap lift kit which sucked, but the skyjacker lift I put on and the current bds have worked very well with the shocks!
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Old 08-18-2014, 08:42 AM   #5
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So neither of you guys had a problem puting the 5100's into your yj? Because online i saw it say the 5100's are for 97-06 wranglers...i dont see how that could matter though as all it is is a shock and as long as it mounts the same as oem parts there shouldnt be a problem puting them on a yj
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So neither of you guys had a problem puting the 5100's into your yj? Because online i saw it say the 5100's are for 97-06 wranglers...i dont see how that could matter though as all it is is a shock and as long as it mounts the same as oem parts there shouldnt be a problem puting them on a yj

Nope. Remove your shocks find a place to fully articulate your suspension. Measure the length from shock mount to shock mount to get your extended and collapsed length. And order the shocks closest to your measurements.

You'll need eye/eye in the rear and the front will be stem/eye unless you have added aftermarket shock hoops then you will be eye eye
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Nope. Remove your shocks find a place to fully articulate your suspension. Measure the length from shock mount to shock mount to get your extended and collapsed length. And order the shocks closest to your measurements. You'll need eye/eye in the rear and the front will be stem/eye unless you have added aftermarket shock hoops then you will be eye eye
Yeah ive got stem/eye in front eye/eye in back...so should i use a jack to get extended and collapsed length?
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Yeah ive got stem/eye in front eye/eye in back...so should i use a jack to get extended and collapsed length?
I used my hi lift jack and my shop crane, I don't believe a normal jack would go high enough
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Nope. Remove your shocks find a place to fully articulate your suspension. Measure the length from shock mount to shock mount to get your extended and collapsed length. And order the shocks closest to your measurements. You'll need eye/eye in the rear and the front will be stem/eye unless you have added aftermarket shock hoops then you will be eye eye
actually looks like i have stem/eye and stem/eye
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actually looks like i have stem/eye and stem/eye
Stem eye is the stock setup up front. rear should be eye-eye.
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Yeah ive got stem/eye in front eye/eye in back...so should i use a jack to get extended and collapsed length?
I've always used forklifts and loading dock ramps. If I can't get access to a rti ramp
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I already mentioned the shop crane haha, that's the way I did it
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I already mentioned the shop crane haha, that's the way I did it
Oo ur right haha ive always just called it an engine hoist

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