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5100-
Rating: 9.5/10
Pros:
-Stiff Shocks. Which lead to a nice smooth ride.
-High quality material
-Look great
-Perform great on road and off.
Cons:
-Stiff shocks. Some prefer the softer shocks over the stiff.
-The upper shock mount has to be held with either a 1/4" wrench (which i did not know) or vice grips to the piston. This is a con because the upper shock mount area is a very tight area, and to have to fit 2 wrenches, is rather difficult.

5160- (have not had enough time to fully test)
Rating: 9.9/10
Pros:
-A little bit softer (but not by much) than the 5100s. Which give a VERY nice on road smoothness.
-Look awesome!
-Reservoir lets shock flow smoothly.
-Upper front shock mounts only need 1 wrench to tighten.
Cons:
-Wish the reservoir to shock cable was an inch longer. So the reservoirs could mount to the cross member more easily (most common mounting place on JKs)
 

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Not sure if its my luck or its the 5160s.

I had to warranty 2 of the shocks because of leaks... :confused::banghead:

I'm probably going to be changing them out for Fox Reservoir soon.
 

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that typically happens if a Jeep isnt bump stopped correctly. if the shock is overextended or overcompressed.
 

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Does the remote res cannister not fit mounted to the chassis. I have just made a 2" pipe section to bolt under te chassis cross member to mount these to, but have not test fitted them yet.
 

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Hmmm...... the front upper mounts on my Bil Steins 5100s use an allen wrench.
 

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i have my rears attached to the cross member.

i will be moving parts around looking for different places for the resis.

and yea, there is an allen spot, but i cant fit an allen in there on mine.
 
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