Are these shocks too long - 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 Grand Cherokee & Commander Forums > ZJ Grand Cherokee Forum > Are these shocks too long

Ruffstuff Axle Simple Swap Kit!ROCK BOTTOM prices on LIFT KITS at Rockridge4wd!! WANT TO Introducing MONSTALINER™ UV Permanent DIY Roll On Bed Line

Reply
Unread 04-12-2013, 09:28 PM   #1
Badphish
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Hart, Mi
Posts: 47
Are these shocks too long

I have a pair of bilstein 7100 12 inch travel shocks the collapsed length is 19.53" and extended 31.10". Are these too long run RE 4.5 springs?

Badphish is online now   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 04-12-2013, 09:31 PM   #2
Anticanman
Follow me
 
Anticanman's Avatar
1994 YJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Ripon, California
Posts: 19,252
You should flex out your suspension to see what your jeep needs.
__________________
Luck Favours The Prepared
[SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]
Anticanman is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 04-12-2013, 09:45 PM   #3
Badphish
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Hart, Mi
Posts: 47
I realize this but trying to see if these are in the ball park there slightly longer collapsed lenght than others with the lower series 12in bilsteins
Badphish is online now   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 04-12-2013, 10:04 PM   #4
Anticanman
Follow me
 
Anticanman's Avatar
1994 YJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Ripon, California
Posts: 19,252
Numbers are only relative to your application. Stop running in circles and go measure.
__________________
Luck Favours The Prepared
[SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]
Anticanman is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 04-12-2013, 10:13 PM   #5
Technohead
Old School
 
Technohead's Avatar
1998 ZJ 
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Exeter, RI
Posts: 6,743
Technohead is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 04-13-2013, 07:02 AM   #6
Badphish
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Hart, Mi
Posts: 47
I'm still in the collecting stage of the lift and just ordered my springs and trac bars wensday. I was looking forinput wether or not theyhave a chance of working if not they willbe going up for sale with a pair of shorter travel 7100's
Badphish is online now   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 04-13-2013, 07:04 AM   #7
WhiteOut
Web Wheeler
 
WhiteOut's Avatar
1998 ZJ 
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 8,199
I think mine are 29"/30" extended front and rear.

But you will need to measure to get the correct application
WhiteOut is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 04-13-2013, 09:59 AM   #8
HighLonesome
Belief In All Things Jeep
 
HighLonesome's Avatar
1995 ZJ 
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: New Mexico
Posts: 5,841
Way too long is my guess.
HighLonesome is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 04-13-2013, 10:21 AM   #9
riot1987
Professional Wise Guy
 
riot1987's Avatar
1997 ZJ 
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Lakewood, COLORADO
Posts: 3,822
my bilstiens measure 15.91" collapsed and 25.93" extended. Im at 4.5" of lift.
__________________
http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f22/riots-97-grand-1436100/

Build thread^^
riot1987 is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 04-13-2013, 11:15 AM   #10
ratmonkey
R.I.P.
 
ratmonkey's Avatar
1997 ZJ 
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: , Pennsylvania
Posts: 19,794
too long for front, way too long for rear
__________________
'97 zj 5.2, some stuff, some other suff, and some things that even work sometimes.

ratmonkey is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the JeepForum.com forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid e-mail address for yourself.
Note: All free e-mails have been banned due to mis-use. (Yahoo, Gmail, Hotmail, etc.)
Don't have a non-free e-mail address? Click here for a solution: Manual Account Creation
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.


Thread Tools






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.