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Bilstein 5100 Series

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MSRP: $480.00
Average Price: $271.08
Manufacturer: Bilstein
Recommended?
Yes: 113 / 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.

A+

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cdduffman
Registered User
cdduffman's Reviews

02-10-2011, 05:59 PM
Price: $320.00
Pros: Great Ride, Smooth and responsive. Perfect, would have it anyother way. ride like a whole new jeep
Cons: none soo far, maybe too smooth
Recommended? Yes

Comments: Only hard part was taking the back 2 shocks off. Definitely recommend!!!


martini_thief
Registered User
martini_thief's Reviews
12-07-2010, 08:15 PM
Price: $325.00
Pros: Soft, Controlled.
Cons: Almost to soft?
Recommended? Yes

Comments: They look nice (if shocks can look nice). The body roll seems a little worse then the Rancho 5000's I had before. The ride is much softer then stock and the Rancho's. Freeway driving feels safe. All in all... exactly what I was expecting for just under $75 a shock.


frAnken_rubi

Registered User
frAnken_rubi's Reviews
12-05-2010, 10:49 AM
Price: $300.00
Pros: Awesome ride, much better than stock
Cons: none
Recommended? Yes

Comments: Bought this in addition to my clayton LA lift. The ride has been much more smooth that when the jeep was stock. Great shocks to have.


Zeusismyonlygod
Registered User
Zeusismyonlygod's Reviews
11-03-2010, 08:15 PM
Price: $200.00
Pros: Great products
Cons: Dont have any
Recommended? Yes

Comments: Pricey but worth it!!!


IIx4

Registered User
IIx4's Reviews
10-09-2010, 10:45 AM
Price: $80.00
Pros: Great ride! Stable performance off road!
Cons: None, So far.
Recommended? Yes

Comments: I had Pro Comp ES3000 shocks that were on my Jeep at the time of Purchase. I could not believe how poorly they rode. I purchased s et of Bilstein 5100's installed and could not be happier. The Jeep not only rides better but also feels more stable and controlled on the road.

Highly recommended!!


thedirtman

Senior Member
thedirtman's Reviews
09-25-2010, 09:44 AM
Price: $82.00
Pros: Very well built nice looking
Cons: Front shipping straps make it hard to install without removing it and they are hard to retract by hand when the top bolt is mounted.
Recommended? Yes

Comments: This is an extremely well built product. Price is a bit high but I have found you get what u pay for.


andito77
Registered User
andito77's Reviews

09-23-2010, 01:38 AM
Price: $275.00
Pros: Great price, great company support, great product
Cons: none!
Recommended? Yes

Comments: You WILL blow out your shocks, regardless of who makes them, if they are compressed to less than their minimum length when collapsed. Some people complained about their shocks getting blown out, or leaking, or whatever. I know this to be true, because it happened to me. Not enough bumpstop spacing. Live and learn, I guess.

Anyways, I just ordered my second set of Bilsteins, as I have lifted my Jeep from the 2.25" spacer lift, to a 4.5" total lift on shortarms. With AEV springs, my Jeep is no Cadillac, but it rides surprisingly smooth, and I've learned from my mistakes, and have my bumpstop spacing coordinated with my shock length when collapsed.

My long term plan was to get longarms, but with the ride that I have now, I may just leave it alone...


kittyhawk
Registered User
kittyhawk's Reviews
08-30-2010, 05:55 PM
Price: $250.00
Pros: Great Shock.......
Cons: NONE
Recommended? Yes

Comments: Great shock Way better than the Rancho 9000's I had before.


paydirtdave

Registered User
paydirtdave's Reviews
08-18-2010, 11:08 AM
Price: $100.00
Pros: Shinny with black boots
Cons: Shinny with black boots
Recommended? Yes

Comments: Shinny with black boots Shinny with black boots Shinny with black boots Shinny with black boots Shinny with black boots Shinny with black boots Shinny with black boots Shinny with black boots Shinny with black boots


fduncan

Member
fduncan's Reviews
05-27-2010, 10:48 PM
Price: $80.00
Pros: RIDE GOOD, NICKLE FINISH
Cons: NONE
Recommended? Yes

Comments: RIDE GOOD, LOOK GOOD WITH THE NICKLE FINISH, SHOULD LAST A LONG TIME


Sterner09

Registered User
Sterner09's Reviews
03-19-2010, 02:15 PM
Price: $365.00
Pros: ride smooth on and off road.
Cons: pricey
Recommended? Yes

Comments: these look cool in silver, ride amazing. great upgrade along with the long arms.


JeepJake24
Registered User
JeepJake24's Reviews
03-02-2010, 05:45 PM
Price: $99.00
Pros: comes 2 different firmnesses External resivoir Affordable
Cons: none
Recommended? Yes

Comments: I have the Bilistein 5150 series shocks on my wrangler. They have outstanding performance on the street as well as off of it. The shock does a good job at soaking up any road vibrations. It also has very good travel to allow your suspension to flex as far as it needs to.


fgastelum

Registered User
fgastelum's Reviews
02-25-2010, 02:17 AM
Price: $75.00
Pros: excellent quality, excellent ride on & offoad
Cons: none whatsoever
Recommended? Yes

Comments: the ride on my Jeep has changed dramatically.
best investment on my TJ.


Stefan
Registered User
Stefan's Reviews
02-15-2010, 10:06 AM
Price: $110.00
Pros: great performance, on street and offroad
Cons: price per shock, but they were free for me
Recommended? Yes

Comments: If you put these on your jeep, you will get a whole new vehicle. It can handle turns much better, and bumps are no longer a problem. Unsurpassed performance all around.


river2c
Registered User
river2c's Reviews
01-02-2010, 03:46 PM
Price: $300.00
Pros: quality
Cons: none
Recommended? Yes

Comments: I have the Bilstein 5100 long travel shocks for up to 3" of lift. I love the ride and would highly recommend these shocks for the JK.


limeking
Registered User
limeking's Reviews
11-19-2009, 10:49 AM
Price: $79.00
Pros: awesome ride and looks
Cons: price is steep.
Recommended? Yes

Comments: make my heavier and taller jeep ride like factory.


Swagger

Registered User
Swagger's Reviews
09-30-2009, 06:46 PM
Price: $56.95
Pros: Excelent Price
Cons: N/A
Recommended? Yes

Comments: I'm very impreseed with the overall feel of these shocks offroad and on.


amross3353
Registered User
amross3353's Reviews
07-31-2009, 01:59 PM
Price: $1,050.00
Pros: great ride
Cons: none
Recommended? Yes

Comments: very good ride quality, no complaints, cruises well at highway speeds and over expansion joints


GrimJeeper91

Registered User
GrimJeeper91's Reviews

07-31-2009, 09:42 AM
Price: $80.00
Pros: First Impressions Were Good
Cons: Short Life
Recommended? No

Comments: All four have failed after two years of service (less than 5000 miles of driving). They are not leaking but they make clunking and popping noises that are very annoying to listen to. Unfortunately I misplaced by receipt and no warranty will be honored. I purchased from Shock Wharehouse and they have no record of my purchase. They were drop shipped directly from Bilstein and they have no records of the shipment. BS if you ask me. Either way I'm screwed and won't buy their junk again.


Pillswoj
Registered User
Pillswoj's Reviews
06-21-2009, 09:43 PM
Price: $100.00
Pros: Excellent ride SS body
Cons: None
Recommended? Yes

Comments: These replaced a set of Skyjacker Hydros that were completely shot so it is hard to compare. That said I didn't know a jeep with a 4" lift could ride this nice.


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