Bilstein 5100 installation - JeepForum.com
Search  
Sign Up   Today's Posts
User: Pass: Remember?
Advertise Here
Jeep Home Jeep Forum Jeep Classifieds Jeep Registry JeepSpace Jeep Reviews Jeep Gallery Jeep Clubs Jeep Groups Jeep Videos Jeep Events Jeep Articles
Go Back JeepForum.com > Models > Jeep Wrangler Forums > YJ Wrangler Technical Forum > Bilstein 5100 installation

FS: 2007-2013 Jeep Wrangler "HALO" Angel Eye KitFS: Wranger BRIGHT License Plate LED! Just $3! Great valueComponent speaker deal for your dash - NalinMFG

Reply
Unread 04-11-2010, 08:33 AM   #1
lyoncc
Registered User
1993 YJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: encinitas
Posts: 23
Bilstein 5100 installation

Hi all.

93 yj, 6 cyl 5 sp.

I would like try to install new shocks front and rear and have never done this.

My first question is purchase...the truck has a 3 inch body lift....I believe that this means no change to the suspension, so do I purchase the Bilsteins with 0 lift ( they come in 0, 3 and 6 inch lift i think).

Second question, does anyone have a write up on a shock install? Any words of advice?

Thanks in advance!

lyoncc is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 04-11-2010, 09:53 AM   #2
jeeepguy
Registered User
1998 ZJ 
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Earth
Posts: 2,495
Advice:
  • Get 0 lift shocks
  • Soak with penetrating fluid long before working on it and use anti-seize on the bolts before installation
  • Get rid of the body lift
__________________
"Si Vis Pacem Para Bellum"

"Great danger lies in the notion that we can reason with evil"
Doug Patton
Quote:
...We use words like honor, code, loyalty. We use these words as the backbone of a life spent defending something. ...I have neither the time nor the inclination to explain myself to a man who rises and sleeps under the blanket of the very freedom that I provide, then questions the manner in which I provide it. I would rather you just said thank you, and went on your way, Otherwise, I suggest you pick up a weapon, and stand a post...
Quote:
I bought the HI-WAY BLASTER HORN that's 139dB and every time I honk the horn an Angel dies.
Quote:
Revelation 13:16-18
16 - He causes all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and slave, to receive a mark on their right hand or on their foreheads,
17 - and that no one may buy or sell except one who has the mark or the name of the beast, or the number of his name.
18 - Here is wisdom. Let him who has understanding calculate the number of the beast, for it is the number of a man: (Real ID and RFID chips)
Think about it...
jeeepguy is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 04-11-2010, 09:54 AM   #3
roccomonte
Registered User
1991 YJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Victorville, Ca
Posts: 232
youll want the ones with 0" of lift if you have stock springs. Install is real easy, just gotta be kinda strong those 5100's are a paint to compress.
When I installed mine I put the top in first, use an allen wrench and an open/boxed end to get it tight. then push the bottom up and slide the bolt in.
roccomonte is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 04-11-2010, 03:14 PM   #4
lyoncc
Registered User
1993 YJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: encinitas
Posts: 23
Do you

put the truck in the air or should you leave it on the ground when installing?

TIA!
lyoncc is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 04-11-2010, 03:31 PM   #5
roccomonte
Registered User
1991 YJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Victorville, Ca
Posts: 232
you can do it either way, its a little bit easier with the tires off but we did my friends with it on the ground because he lost his wheel key.
Just turn the wheel all the way to the left to do the passanger side and all the way to the right to do the drivers
roccomonte is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply
Thread Tools


Suggested Threads





Jeep, Wrangler, Cherokee, Grand Cherokee, and other models are copyrighted and trademarked to Jeep/Chrysler Corporation. JeepForum.com is not in any way associated with Jeep or the Chrysler Corp.