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Unread 05-05-2013, 01:21 PM   #1
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BB install question

I recently purchased a 2 inch BB and Bilstein 5100s for my niner. I have been considering installing the shocks only without the spacers. Will this create a problem due to the extra length of the shock?

I am having no real issues running my 30's at stock height and i thought this might keep the ride optimal. Thanks in advance.

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Unread 05-05-2013, 01:59 PM   #2
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should not be an issue running a bit longer shock stock. to increase droop travel, i run shocks designed for 4" of lift on my BB'd jeep.
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Unread 05-05-2013, 02:35 PM   #3
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should not be an issue running a bit longer shock stock. to increase droop travel, i run shocks designed for 4" of lift on my BB'd jeep.
Excellent, thanks for the info.
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yea when i had to replace my shocks before i installed the BB i ordered shocks that were good for 0" - 6" of lift and i never had an issue with them
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Unread 05-05-2013, 03:05 PM   #5
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You could bottom out the shocks and damage them running them too long since they won't have much up travel. You can increase the bumpstop to protect them though. Not really a great set up. Did you get them from Kolak? You could email him and ask.

I have never heard of a shock good for 0 - 6 inches of lift. What brand were they?
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You could bottom out the shocks and damage them running them too long since they won't have much up travel. You can increase the bumpstop to protect them though. Not really a great set up. Did you get them from Kolak? You could email him and ask.

I have never heard of a shock good for 0 - 6 inches of lift. What brand were they?
I did get them from Kolak. I would think the only issue would be if there is a significant difference in the collapsed length of the shocks vs stock. I have been unable to locate the stock collapsed length to compare them.
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Unread 05-05-2013, 03:21 PM   #7
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The nice part about using these shocks is it leaves me the option to add the lift if i choose later, being that i already have the spacers.
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I have never heard of a shock good for 0 - 6 inches of lift. What brand were they?
Skycrapper...it claimed on their site they were good to fit size lifts from 0"-6". i do plan on switching them out once i get my bigger lift though. right now the jeep sees mostly pavement
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