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Unread 06-27-2012, 04:53 PM   #1
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Correct Bilstein Part Numers!?!?

OK, so I found one website that had good prices for the bilstein 5100 shocks.....My birthday was coming up, so I asked for 1 front shock from my girl and the two rear shocks from my parents.....and I was gonna order the last one....ok, well I ordered them from because in the description, it says will fit jeep cherokee with 3.5 to 4.5" of jeep sits right below 4.5" so I told her to order this one....It arrived today but it took like 2 weeks to get here (I think that is crazy, I have ordered stuff from Cali that took less than 4 days) so I tried to find a place that was closer that I could order the other front shock from, well I found, Called the guy and he said it would ship tomorrow and be here on Saturday...perfect, but there measurements by which shock fits what were different..... and the SKU numbers did not match up. So I pulled both websites up and compared the shocks that fit my jeep.....none of the corresponding shocks from both webistes matched SKU numbers.....

Can anyone please tell me which front shocks I need and which rear shocks I need for my 97 jeep cherokee with 4.5" of lift?

Its so easy to order from Rough Country....I call the guy and tell him I need a set of shocks for a 4.5" lifted XJ...boom, next day, there are on my doorstep....I actually have to do homework to get this on....but I really want em!

97 XJ 4.0 Auto D30/29 Sp. 8.25. Yukon 4.10's
4.5" IRO Long Arm Kit - 33x12.50x15's
HD Offroad Engineering Shackle Relocation Brackets
Bilstein 5100's - Magnaflow Exhaust.
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Unread 06-27-2012, 06:42 PM   #2
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Not answering your question, but here's some more information.

I'd personally get a nice set of 5160's. You're looking at around 200 a shock or so. Don't get 5150's, they're garbage.

You could do 5100's for cheaper, between half and 2/3rds the price of 5160's.
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