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Unread 11-21-2005, 11:31 AM   #1
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Bilstein 5100 available for ZJ with 3"

Just called Bilstein. Pronounced 'billstine' BTW. I always called them 'billsteen'. I had to wait until today because all the help was at the Baja 1000. So the PNs for a 93-98 ZJ with 3" lift (2.5"-3.5" should be ok) are

front BE5-6241-H7
rear BE5-A463-H5 (need different lower mount bushing sleeve, see below)

The lengths are approximately 24.5" extended and 15" compressed, which equates to a respectable 9.5" of travel. If you haven't converted the rear lower shock mounts to 1/2" hardware (highly recommended), you will need a 12mm bushing sleeve for each rear shock. Sorry, I failed to write down the PN for the bushing sleeve, but Bilstein has it. I'd say just go buy some 1/2" grade 8 hardware and go that route instead.

I am verifying the PNs and shock lengths with Kolak by email. I'll post back with his reply, or maybe he will.

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Thanks for the update. If you take pics, you could have a post in the Grand Faqs section under Shock replacement!


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Thanks for the update. If you take pics, you could have a post in the Grand Faqs section under Shock replacement!


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I will likely be upgrading my aging UC/DT8000 setup to OME/Bilstein over the year end holidays. I'll take some pics and do a short writeup.

More info thanks to the mighty Kolak:

First, if you buy the shocks from Kolak, make sure you specify 12mm or 1/2" for the lower rear shock bushing sleeve. 12mm is stock.

The front BE5-6241-H7 is 24.6"/13.58"

The rear BE5-A463-H5 is 24.35"/15.11"

There is a slightly longer rear shock that is 25"/15.37". Ask Kolak for the PN.
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