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Bilstein 5100 Series

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Product Information

MSRP: $480.00
Average Price: $272.20
Manufacturer: Bilstein
Yes: 126 / No: 4

Some of the highest quality shocks I have seen. Brushed aluminum casing really adds for a great look and light weight. Extremely smooth ride even with the highest of lifts.



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jhtopilko's Reviews
06-09-2016, 09:58 AM
Price: $606.00
Pros: Controlled.
Cons: Low availability.
Recommended? Yes

Comments: As soon as my front circlip that was missing comes I will install the front and give a review on road, and washboard dirt road.


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un4gvn1's Reviews
05-05-2016, 10:05 PM
Price: $300.00
Pros: Much improved ride. Good value for the dollar.
Cons: None noted
Recommended? Yes

Comments: I'd have preferred the remote reservoir shocks, but really can't justify the extra expense at this point (most of my offroad is low speed stuff, not as critical as if I were doing Jeepspeed, lol)

I nearly shot myself in the foot by measuring & ordering the longest I could make fit, and then I built BPEs, which reduced overall available by 1". Had to ditch the front BPEs & get aggressive with the bumpstops. It's all good now.

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Limited9627's Reviews
03-06-2016, 08:35 PM
Price: $480.00
Pros: Great ride and Long travel
Cons: less travel in back
Recommended? Yes

Comments: I gained a full 2" of wheel droop travel in front on my 2014 WK2 and only .25" in back. I am considering using the OME rear shocks without a lift bc they are longer so I will gain more travel and they should keep my rear tires from hitting the wheel well at full compression. Only downside will be I won't have a lot of up travel without lifting springs and I doubt the OME ride better than the 5100s. Also, I set the Bilsteins at 1.25" of lift which perfectly leveled my vehicle. Great product, no better deal for the money. If you buy from Kolak expect a competitive price but 5 days or so of handling time.

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Kdailey13's Reviews
11-17-2015, 03:59 PM
Price: $86.00
Pros: Ride is great, really good on highway too. Even better off road.
Cons: the brine build up and stuff from the heavy salt accumulates really easily because of the brushed aluminum surface.
Recommended? Yes

Comments: They come with boots so i put them on, but i dislike boots over shocks. if the company says to put them on i do.

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OneCleanYj's Reviews

11-06-2015, 06:48 PM
Price: $300.00
Pros: Looks good, fit perfect, rides great
Cons: None so far
Recommended? Yes

Comments: Was hesitant to spend 3 bills on gas charged shocks since many people are in favor of cheaper, hydro shocks. But they were definitely worth the money and ride pretty darn good. I have a decent amount of extra weight on my rig which softens up the ride a bit but it's still nice and firm and much tighter than my worn out Ranchos. I'm sure they will perform great off road too. So far I'm a happy camper and would definitely install them again


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YeepinBlue's Reviews
08-06-2015, 10:19 PM
Price: $289.00
Pros: Smooth Ride On and Off-Road
Cons: Doesn't come with some hardware
Recommended? Yes

Comments: These shocks are fantastic! The ride quality is smoother than stock, and makes a dramatic improvement on bumpy/gravel roads. I was a little uncomfortable about the price at first, but I don't regret the cost one bit.

Be prepared to buy new hardware if your old stuff is rusty.


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somebody5788's Reviews
05-17-2015, 10:49 PM
Price: $200.00
Pros: Great price and quality ride
Cons: none
Recommended? Yes

Comments: I was considering going with the 5150's with the external reservoir but I chose these for the price. I'm perfectly happy with them and they handle my lifter perfectly.

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Russ02Overland's Reviews
05-04-2015, 01:06 PM
Price: $289.00
Pros: A good looking shock. Works well on a grand cherokee with 2.5" lift.
Cons: none
Recommended? Yes

Comments: Made the ride quality much better after a 2.5" lift on my Grand Cherokee. Really helps smooth out the bumps on the road.

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boydmc85's Reviews
02-26-2015, 12:22 PM
Price: $300.00
Pros: Gives a smoother ride
Cons: none
Recommended? Yes

Comments: Far smoother ride than stock. Should have done this a while ago.

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Chuck211's Reviews
02-10-2015, 11:09 AM
Price: $80.00
Pros: Improve handling, and overall ride
Cons: Pretty stiff for "normal" driving
Recommended? Yes

Comments: Great Shocks. Running them with a 3in lift and they have made an incredible difference. Handling on and off the highway has improved a ton. The whole ride has been smooth on the roads and I can't even begin to explain the improvement on the trails. Pretty stiff shock but nothing too crazy. Definitely would recommend the product.

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My_WJ's Reviews
01-30-2015, 01:25 AM
Price: $76.00
Pros: Perfect
Cons: None
Recommended? Yes

Comments: Great shock to match factory ride

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multmigs's Reviews
01-18-2015, 07:30 PM
Price: $325.00
Pros: looks nice
Cons: little too soft on road handling for my
Recommended? Yes

Comments: Not sure they were worth the $$

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multmigs's Reviews
01-15-2015, 08:13 AM
Price: $325.00
Pros: Looks
Cons: Price
Recommended? Yes

Comments: Not sure ride is better than stock on the road.

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Cadreamin's Reviews
11-28-2014, 01:33 PM
Price: $82.00
Pros: Great shocks great ride
Cons: Dust boots don't stay on
Recommended? Yes

Comments: I recommend these for ride quality and appearance. Superior performance and are built for all lift applications.

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Royster's Reviews
10-28-2014, 06:22 PM
Price: $300.00
Pros: They are Bilsteins...
Cons: Only offered in yellow color...
Recommended? Yes

Comments: Great shock. Street friendly yet great trailing. Nice build quality.

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luckyse7ens's Reviews
10-27-2014, 06:33 PM
Price: $220.00
Pros: ADjustable height, and superior ride and handling.
Cons: none
Recommended? Yes

Comments: I received my bilstein struts from Kolak who's service is excellent. Install was simple, although time consuming for someone with limited tools and experience. Ride improved, more stable on road, no nose dive under braking. Overall extremely happy with purchase.

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FULLJEEP's Reviews
08-12-2014, 10:25 PM
Price: $400.00
Pros: Nice soft ride
Cons: too soft for off roading
Recommended? Yes

Comments: Had some issues, when wheeling my wj nose goes all the way down, up to the bump stop.

The price is from Kolak, delivered in Lima, Peru

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Cambie's Reviews
07-22-2014, 10:42 PM
Price: $80.00
Pros: Smooth and responsive
Cons: N/A yet
Recommended? Yes

Comments: Great product have no complaints yet and have already put 5000 miles on them in less than month.

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KillaKeys17's Reviews
06-01-2014, 03:06 PM
Price: $289.00
Pros: Great Ride
Cons: Didn't come with mounting bolts
Recommended? Yes

Comments: This was my first lift install and I found the instructions were minimal. When I mounted the shucks I had to buy grade 8 bolts from the hardware store which I didn't know I had to do at first. Also when tightening the top shock bolt you have to use an allen key to keep the shock from spinning.

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4x4Reaper's Reviews
06-01-2014, 10:03 AM
Price: $347.96
Pros: Rough ride with great articulation when traveling over rocks.
Cons: none
Recommended? Yes

Comments: These are solid mono-tube shocks. If you want something that will give you that Cadillac ride this is not the shock for you. If you want a shock that actually lets you feel what you are driving over this is the shock for you.

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