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Unread 04-07-2010, 12:26 AM   #1
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Bilstein 5100 - I don't get it

Hello, I just installed all four Bilstein shocks because I was hoping for a firmer ride. Don't get me wrong, the ride is much smoother but it still feels soft. I am looking for a stiff ride. Fortunately, I will be able to return them tomorrow (even after driving about 30 - 45 miles with these shocks) but I am a bit undecided if I should do that.

My Jeep is a daily driver and when I go off roading, it is usually rock crawling. Any opinions or suggestions??? If you think I should return them, what do you think I should replace them with? If you think I should keep them, why?

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Unread 04-07-2010, 12:31 AM   #2
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You want a stiff ride? I'll trade you my Rough Country shocks for your Bilstein 5100's, shoot I'll even pay for shipping haha. If you want a stiff ride, throw some Rough Country or Rancho shocks on there as well as some add-a-leafs.

But why do you want a stiff or "firmer" ride? The purpose of shocks are to dampen the ride and make it softer.
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Unread 04-07-2010, 12:34 AM   #3
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I prefer a ride that is less bouncy.
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I got some Skyjacker Nitro 9000's on the front. They ride like any other shock. Just look for the cheapest shock you find for the lift you have and you should be good to go.
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DITTO on the trade I to have some Rough Ctry shocks I will trade you and I will pay shipping and throw in some cash.
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Doesn't it usually take a couple weeks to break in a new set of shocks ?
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Unread 04-07-2010, 09:30 AM   #7
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I prefer a ride that is less bouncy.
do you have a lift? if so, that's the nature of short wheelbase and lift kits.

probably, not what you want to hear.
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Unread 04-07-2010, 12:18 PM   #8
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Yeah - I have a 4 inch suspension lift and 1 inch body lift. My friend has Bilstein shocks with 4 inch lift (no body lift) and they are very stiff. He said he thinks he has oil Bilstein but I don't think they make them do they?
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