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Old 10-11-2012, 12:39 PM   #1
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Shocks?!

About to buy a RE superflex kit, trying to figure out what shocks to get. I haven't tea any good reviews on RE mono tube shocks so jut trying to figure out which ones to get? Anyone help out a little with some good advice?
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Old 10-11-2012, 12:48 PM   #2
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I just got some Blistein 5100's. Just put them on. There a little stiff on the road but there nice on the rough trails.

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Old 10-11-2012, 01:17 PM   #3
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x2 on the 5100's. I've had mine for over a year and they're great on and off road...
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Old 10-11-2012, 01:18 PM   #4
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I just got some Blistein 5100's. Just put them on. There a little stiff on the road but there nice on the rough trails.
Did uget the wrangler version of the 5100s or just the regular ones?
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Old 10-11-2012, 01:56 PM   #5
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I'm running the Bilstein 5100s as well. I like them. I couldn't tell you if I got the wranger specific one or not. How can you tell?
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Old 10-11-2012, 02:48 PM   #6
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Bilstein 5100s or Fox 2.0 Emulsion!
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How can you tell?
2001 TJ 5100 part numbers. Any of these numbers on the receipt and you got the TJ model ones.


46mm Monotube Shock Absorber

Part Number: 24-024426
Series: 4600 Series
Position: Front
Descriptor: Series: 4600 Series
Old Part Number: F4-BE5-2442-H1

46mm Monotube Shock Absorber

Part Number: 24-185257
Series: 5100 Series
Position: Front
Descriptor: Front Lifted Height: 3"
Descriptor: Series: 5100 Series
Descriptor: Short Arm Lift
*Collapsed Length (IN): 14.88
*Extended Length (IN): 24
*Collapsed Length (MM): 378
*Extended Length (MM): 609.5
Old Part Number: F4-BE5-2731-H5

46mm Monotube Shock Absorber

Part Number: 24-185929
Series: 5100 Series
Position: Front
Descriptor: Front Lifted Height: 4"
Descriptor: Long Arm Lift
Descriptor: Series: 5100 Series
*Collapsed Length (IN): 14.98
*Extended Length (IN): 24.63
*Collapsed Length (MM): 380.5
*Extended Length (MM): 625.5
Old Part Number: F4-BE5-A938-H5
Old Part Number: F4-BE5-A938-H6

46mm Monotube Shock Absorber

Part Number: 24-185943
Series: 5100 Series
Position: Front
Descriptor: Front Lifted Height: 5-6"
Descriptor: Long Arm Lift
Descriptor: Series: 5100 Series
*Collapsed Length (IN): 16.97
*Extended Length (IN): 28.44
*Collapsed Length (MM): 431
*Extended Length (MM): 722.5
Old Part Number: F4-BE5-A940-H8

46mm Monotube Shock Absorber

Part Number: 24-186810
Series: 5100 Series
Position: Front
Descriptor: Front Lifted Height: 0-2"
Descriptor: Series: 5100 Series
*Collapsed Length (IN): 13.06
*Extended Length (IN): 21.18
*Collapsed Length (MM): 331.8
*Extended Length (MM): 538
Old Part Number: F4-BE5-D784-H0

46mm Monotube Shock Absorber

Part Number: 24-187190
Series: 5100 Series
Position: Front
Descriptor: Front Lifted Height: 4.5"
Descriptor: Long Arm Lift
Descriptor: Series: 5100 Series
*Collapsed Length (IN): 16.51
*Extended Length (IN): 26.5
*Collapsed Length (MM): 419.3
*Extended Length (MM): 673
Old Part Number: F4-BE5-F100-H0

46mm Monotube Shock Absorber

Part Number: 24-188180
Series: 5100 Series
Position: Front
Descriptor: Front Lifted Height: 4"
Descriptor: Series: 5100 Series
Descriptor: Short Arm Lift
*Collapsed Length (IN): 14.98
*Extended Length (IN): 24.63
*Collapsed Length (MM): 380.5
*Extended Length (MM): 625.5
Old Part Number: F4-BE5-6241-H5
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I guess it is as simple as searching their website for your model and year. Thanks!
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After finding out that those shocks are made right next to RE I realized all shocks are the same unless u go with fox or something like that. So I just ordered RE shocks with my RE superflex lift but thanks so much for the input
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After finding out that those shocks are made right next to RE I realized all shocks are the same unless u go with fox or something like that. So I just ordered RE shocks with my RE superflex lift but thanks so much for the input
All shocks are not the same. I had ProComp ES9000s and they ran really stiff. I went with the Bilsteins and could actually enjoy the ride. However, there are other good shocks out there.
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After finding out that those shocks are made right next to RE I realized all shocks are the same unless u go with fox or something like that. So I just ordered RE shocks with my RE superflex lift but thanks so much for the input
I woulda got ranchos if I'm not mistaken they are still on sale some places buy three get one free
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And as stated all shocks are not anywere near the same
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Did uget the wrangler version of the 5100s or just the regular ones?
I bought them off quadratec so I assume wrangler? I hope so! I only got rears so far, the fronts are on back order. So that might be why it's rough.

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