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Unread 07-20-2013, 09:53 PM   #1
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2in BB Bilstein shock help

I know this question gets asked all the time, but I cant seem to find a good answer.

I just installed daystars 2in BB (won it at a jeep jamboree) on my 04 wj. I decided that I wanted new shocks because the old ones are just beat up. I have settled on Bilsteins, but don't know which ones to get. I have read that people use ones made for lifted applications, and then a stock size. I see that Bilsteins 5100 get talked about a lot, but I do not know if they are the right choice.

my 04 wj has 31's on it, and it is the v8 (not sure I need heavier duty shocks on the front).

sorry for asking this question because it gets asked all the time, but I don't want to buy the wrong ones.


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Unread 07-20-2013, 10:04 PM   #2
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Get the Bilstein 5100s in the 1.5-2" lift application. Stock length is too short.
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Unread 07-20-2013, 10:09 PM   #3
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Contact Kolak for great pricing and knowledge. He's the man.
2001 WJ 4.7L Quadra-drive, UC springs w/ 2" BB, Bilstein 5100s, double cardan front axle swap, Moog Trail Boss SS, 245/70/17 General Grabber AT2 tires,
1.5" Spidertrax spacers, Rola rack, Uniden CB w/ 4' Firestik, JCR Stage 3 rock sliders, JKS HD Adj. track bar, IRO 3" rear sway end links, Akebono swap.
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Unread 07-21-2013, 12:45 AM   #4
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I have Bilsteins on special right now. See my thread over the Vendor Forum here:


I know which are the correct extended/collapsed lengths for use with your BB. Send me a PM here on the forum and we'll chat.
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kolak@aol.com or kolak@kolakperformance.com
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Unread 07-21-2013, 07:27 AM   #5
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love my 5100 fronts ordering my back shocks..GREAT price...
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