blistein shocks with RC lift? - Jeep Wrangler Forum
Jeep Wrangler Forum

Go Back   Jeep Wrangler Forum > TJ Jeep Wrangler Forum > TJ General Discussion Forum

Join Wrangler Forum Today


Reply
 
Thread Tools

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on WranglerForum.com
Old 11-17-2012, 05:56 PM   #1
Newb
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Posts: 10
blistein shocks with RC lift?

Looking to put in a 2" BL and a 2.5" RC suspension lift but don't want to use their 2.2 shocks...would you recommend blistein? and if so which ones? 5100?

05TJX is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 11-17-2012, 06:38 PM   #2
Jeeper
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Posts: 167
From what I've heard the 5100s are the ones you'll want. Just make sure you get right size for the right amount of lift you have.

thecheezman is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 11-17-2012, 06:47 PM   #3
Jeeper
 
jrussblues's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: se la
Posts: 3,066
I would highly recommend the 5100's. They are valved specifically for each vehicle and suspension height and provide a fantastic ride...that will likely never be fully realized because of the poor quality of a rough country lift. Not saying it to be mean or make you feel bad. A lot of people recommend zone and bds as other lower cost, good quality alternatives to the rough country stuff.
__________________
06 LJ
78? CJ-7
jrussblues is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 11-18-2012, 07:35 AM   #4
Jeeper
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: South Jersey
Posts: 914
I run 5100s and like them more than the Rancho 9000xls and OME I have had . ake sure you measure first to be sure you get the length you actually need . It may of said 2.5" lift on the box but that may not be what you actually end up with so measure for shock length before ordering.
__________________
05 TJ Rubicon 3" BDS, Bilstein 5100, Currie Currectlync , Savvy arms/Metalcloak Duroflex joints, Rokmen BL, 33"Cooper STT's, Mc Track Bar
03 Dodge Ram Reg Cab Short bed ,Hemi , 3" lift ,35" BFG ,Bilstein 5100 ,Super Chips ,
Gary2 is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 11-18-2012, 09:14 AM   #5
Jeeper

WF Supporting Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Posts: 94
__________________
2001 TJ
4.0L, 5 speed, Dana 44, 4.56
Currie 3" coils, 1" BL, Bilstein 5100's
33x12.5x15 Goodyear MT/R Kevlars
JKS TB (F), Currie TB (R), Currectlync HD Tie Rod System
AA SYE / TW DS, UCF HC skid, OR-Fab carrier
Novak shifter, Currie AR, Black Magic Brakes
BadPenny is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 11-18-2012, 09:33 AM   #6
Jeeper
 
2003x's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Boston, MA
Posts: 964
I run the 5100's with my RC lift and couldn't be happier. I went with them after running the 2.2's for a while.
__________________
HP D30, Ford 8.8, 4.88s, 4" RC Long Arm, 1" BL, 35" Toyo MT's.
My Build
http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f22/2...-build-944608/
2003x is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 11-18-2012, 05:50 PM   #7
Jeeper
 
Jacqui's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: SoCal Desert
Posts: 334
Also, look around on this forum in the vendors section. We had already ordered our Bilstein 5100's elsewhere and they were stuck on backorder for TWO MONTHS. They're at the post office now, waiting to be picked up at long last. But, there was a vendor on here that had them in stock, ready to ship, and for less money. So, send some PMs to vendors on here.
Jacqui is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 11-18-2012, 09:42 PM   #8
Jeeper
 
AirWick's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: NOVA
Posts: 132
I'm running 2.5" RC lift with Bilstein 5100 shocks. I am very pleased with my ride quality.

__________________
97 2.5L TJ
RC 2.5" Lift w/ Bilstein 5100 Series Shocks, Adjustable Front Track Bar and Rear Bracket, Steering Stabilizer, 33x12.5 Duratrac, Cragar Soft 8s, Magnaflow Cat Back Exhaust and Catalytic Converter, 6-spk VDP Soundbar, Rampage Frameless Top, Kargo Master and Safari Roof Rack
AirWick is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 11-19-2012, 09:16 AM   #9
Jeeper
 
BamaRolln's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Oak Mtn Area (Bham, AL)
Posts: 200
Quote:
Originally Posted by 05TJX View Post
a 2.5" RC suspension lift .... blistein 5100

I just had that put on mine about 250 miles ago. Personally I wouldn't say there was much of a significant improvement in the ride,,, at least not like you would think by the way some people talk about the 5100's. That's just my opinion based on the difference between my before and after. Some people say RC isn't good. I don't know, maybe that is why I don't see much difference.

However, I am satisfied and don't regret getting them. The previous owner had a spacer lift with some shocks that didn't appear to have a brand name on them so I don't know what they were. The back two had to be replaced when I bought it and I just put Rancho RS5000's on there but didn't change the front. After I put a on a winch it sagged in the front and that is why I took out the spacers and put the springs in and I put the Bilsteins on because I got them for a good deal.
BamaRolln is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 11-19-2012, 11:53 AM   #10
Jeeper
 
Jeep_guy3's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Lincoln County, OR
Posts: 259
I've got RC 4" lift with bilstien 5100s and couldn't be happier. When I got the jeep it had the RC shocks and when I installed the 5100s it was night and day. That being said, I've been fixing the mistakes the PO made with the lift and the RC springs are soon going to be replaced as well, they ride good enough for now, I've prioritized my funds on other important upgrades first (SYE, Novak shifter, control arms, track bars, steering, brakes etc) if you have the funds I'd spend the money on better coils off the bat, do it right the first time so you only spend the money once.

__________________
My JEEP helped win a war, your HONDA cuts my grass!
Jeep_guy3 is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Jeep Wrangler Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



» Rates
Get low rates on auto insurance in Canada!

» Network Links
»Jeep Parts
» Featured Product

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:25 AM.



Jeep®, Wrangler, Liberty, Wagoneer, Cherokee, and Grand Cherokee are copyrighted and trademarked to Chrysler Motors LLC.
Wranglerforum.com is not in any way associated with the Chrysler Motors LLC