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04-26-2014 03:22 PM
RenegadeUL13 yeeeeeeehaw!!!!!!!

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04-25-2014 08:46 AM
BurlySoldier Nice! Next mod on my jeep will be Bilsteins! I inherited my Jeep with a mystery lift kit.I don't know who makes it or what height it is. It does however accommodate 33's perfectly, has factory control arms all the way around. It had a TC drop but I recently did the 1.25" BL and MML. My guess is 3" suspension lift. The current shocks in the rear are silver with black boots and the front are white with red boots. It's no fun hitting ANY bump.
Anyone have an idea which shocks I order?

Thank you!!
04-25-2014 08:21 AM
RenegadeUL13
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Originally Posted by ESP View Post
Bringing back an old thread but here goes..

For those that have installed these on a 2012 or newer, are you cutting the plastic stock part near the front shock mount to have better access? Also, did you use the bushings supplied with the new Bilsteins or just re-use the stock ones?
My bilstein install is imminent. Any answer to the questions you posed? I'm reading a lot of conclicting reports on the correct orientation of the supplied "washers" also...
09-13-2013 03:53 PM
ESP Bringing back an old thread but here goes..

For those that have installed these on a 2012 or newer, are you cutting the plastic stock part near the front shock mount to have better access? Also, did you use the bushings supplied with the new Bilsteins or just re-use the stock ones?
02-25-2012 06:00 AM
orange05tj http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pPKtB...e_gdata_player

"Stop having a boring tuna, stop having a boring life"


And my favorite line...
"Your gonna love my nuts"

How that passed through the FCCs fingers I'll never know.
02-24-2012 05:20 PM
jkaufman_95 Remember when he said that shamwow cleans up anything? It was just product research.
02-24-2012 04:35 PM
Garlandxj




I thought the infomercials were bad to watch. Poor hooker, she had to listen to his sales pitch as pillow talk. Guess she just couldn't take it.

Don't move honey, I'll go get you a shamwow.
02-24-2012 04:16 PM
Rubicon06Va Nice, research! He should have used the CHOP and threw all his worries away.
02-24-2012 04:08 PM
ipleadda2nd Here's a pic.

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02-24-2012 03:55 PM
ipleadda2nd
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I was waiting for you to say "shamwow".

For some reason that guy is pretty cool. Did you hear what happened to him a while back. He was caught with a hooker that bit his tongue and he punched her a few times. He was beat up pretty bad, not sure about the hooker.
02-24-2012 03:25 PM
Rubicon06Va
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Originally Posted by ipleadda2nd View Post
Bilstein shocks have a hex hole in the end of the shock shaft. You insert an Allen wrench into the hole to prevent the shock shaft from spinning while you tighten the nut with a wrench.

Beat you too it, see above! hahaha
02-24-2012 03:17 PM
somis ah man i was hoping to be the hero on this one. I had the same question while installing my own. If you open your hood (or atleast on my 97) there is a circle hole in the fender well where you can stick your allen or hex head through to hold while someone else tightens down the nut. This hole for the allen or hex did not exist on my rancho's i would always struggle with them
02-24-2012 03:13 PM
ipleadda2nd Bilstein shocks have a hex hole in the end of the shock shaft. You insert an Allen wrench into the hole to prevent the shock shaft from spinning while you tighten the nut with a wrench.
02-24-2012 05:15 AM
orange05tj
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Originally Posted by Rubicon06Va

Thats too funny! I think he used the SLAP CHOP!
Rofl I slapped it in there
02-24-2012 04:40 AM
Rubicon06Va
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Originally Posted by distortedtj View Post
I was waiting for you to say "shamwow".

Thats too funny! I think he used the SLAP CHOP!
02-24-2012 04:33 AM
Rubicon06Va I got your answer! On the top of the piston shaft, there's a hex inside. Take your hex tool, insert/hold and while tighening your top nut. BINGO
02-24-2012 04:29 AM
jkaufman_95
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Originally Posted by distortedtj

I was waiting for you to say "shamwow".

"are you following me camera guy?"
02-24-2012 04:28 AM
distortedtj
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Originally Posted by orange05tj View Post
Gorilla fist
I was waiting for you to say "shamwow".

02-24-2012 04:15 AM
orange05tj
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Originally Posted by rjpark36
How did you end up getting them tightened down?
Gorilla fist
02-24-2012 04:03 AM
rjpark36 How did you end up getting them tightened down?
02-23-2012 09:44 PM
orange05tj Got all the shocks installed. Took it for a long ride, drove up and down a bumpy dirt road and all I can say us why didn't I put these shocks in years ago? What a great ride. By far the best upgrade I have done to the Jeep. I highly recommended the Bilstein HD shocks to anyone looking for quality and comfort.
02-23-2012 07:18 PM
ahmincha Start the nut there should be a flat spot on the very top of the piston. Use a pair of vise grips on the flat spot wrench on the nut. Or if there is room you can use needle vise grips on the piston right under where the washer and bushing sit
02-23-2012 06:58 PM
mhopton Impact is what you need. Hit it with an impact wrench and it will cinch right up.
02-23-2012 06:54 PM
HD Wrangler I don't have the answer. Bump, hoping you get it soon.
02-23-2012 06:40 PM
orange05tj
bilstein shock install

I can't install the front shocks. When I try to tighten the top lock nut the piston spins. There is no place to hold back on it. Any tricks I need to know of? I'm about to throw these out the garage right now.

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