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post #106 of 295 Old 05-23-2012, 09:11 PM
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Just ordered my Bilstein 5100's over the phone with Kolak.
Good guy to deal with. Thanks Kolak!


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post #107 of 295 Old 07-23-2012, 11:43 AM
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On a 2007+ Wrangler Unlimited, how do the Bilstein HDs compare to the stock Rubicon shocks? What's the difference in ride and handling between them?

I have a 2009 Rubicon Unlimited with about 34k miles on it and the stock shocks are getting soft. I don't plan to lift it, and it's driven on the street 90% of the time. When new, I liked the ride/handling combination. I wouldn't mind a little bit stiffer, but I wouldn't like a lot stiffer, so I'm trying to figure out if I'd be happy with the Bilsteins.

I've done a bit of searching on this, but I haven't really been able to find a direct answer. Some people say the Bilsteins are stiff, others say they ride great, but that's with all kinds of different suspensions and Jeeps.
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post #108 of 295 Old 07-23-2012, 02:34 PM Thread Starter
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The Bilstein HD shocks are a high pressure monotube design vs. the low pressure twin tube design of the stock shocks. A monotube shock offers better ride control, overall handling, fade resistance and more rapid responsiveness than a twin tube low pressure shock.

Bilsteins are also digressively valved, meaning they firm up in corners and curves but soften during rapid excursions such as rocks, curbs, washboard surfaces, potholes, etc.

I think you'd really appreciate the ride and handling of the Bilsteins. They have a lifetime warranty too.

PM me if you'd like pricing.

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On a 2007+ Wrangler Unlimited, how do the Bilstein HDs compare to the stock Rubicon shocks? What's the difference in ride and handling between them?

I have a 2009 Rubicon Unlimited with about 34k miles on it and the stock shocks are getting soft. I don't plan to lift it, and it's driven on the street 90% of the time. When new, I liked the ride/handling combination. I wouldn't mind a little bit stiffer, but I wouldn't like a lot stiffer, so I'm trying to figure out if I'd be happy with the Bilsteins.

I've done a bit of searching on this, but I haven't really been able to find a direct answer. Some people say the Bilsteins are stiff, others say they ride great, but that's with all kinds of different suspensions and Jeeps.

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post #109 of 295 Old 07-23-2012, 10:01 PM
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Can you Pm me a quote for 4 - 5100's for a '12 JK, shipped to 80226.

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post #110 of 295 Old 07-24-2012, 09:23 AM
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pm a quote for an 05 tj with 3" lift need 2 up front and 2 rear 01605

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post #111 of 295 Old 07-24-2012, 03:05 PM
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Great guy and great pricing. I have 5100's in the rear and 5150's in the front, and I am happy with the way it rides on and off the road.
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post #112 of 295 Old 08-09-2012, 08:14 AM
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Thank you for the great deal on a great product Kolak! Sent him a PM, he sent me a price, then a paypal invoice, easy as that! Also responded very quickly to my order status questions.

Thanks again!
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post #113 of 295 Old 08-09-2012, 09:00 AM
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I went for a long distance ride yesterday, first time with the Bilsteins. The ride was so smooth and enjoyable. I could not be happier. Thanks again for making the shocks affordable.
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Better than the RC shocks right!

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On a 2007+ Wrangler Unlimited, how do the Bilstein HDs compare to the stock Rubicon shocks? What's the difference in ride and handling between them?

I have a 2009 Rubicon Unlimited with about 34k miles on it and the stock shocks are getting soft. I don't plan to lift it, and it's driven on the street 90% of the time. When new, I liked the ride/handling combination. I wouldn't mind a little bit stiffer, but I wouldn't like a lot stiffer, so I'm trying to figure out if I'd be happy with the Bilsteins.

I've done a bit of searching on this, but I haven't really been able to find a direct answer. Some people say the Bilsteins are stiff, others say they ride great, but that's with all kinds of different suspensions and Jeeps.
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Better than the RC shocks right!
100000000000 times better.
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100000000000 times better.
What springs are you using?

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What springs are you using?
Six year old rough county springs. Nice and broken in.
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post #119 of 295 Old 08-10-2012, 01:35 PM Thread Starter
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Glad to see everyone is liking their Bilsteins. PM me if you'd like pricing - I'm running the special all this month

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post #120 of 295 Old 09-08-2012, 07:48 AM
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Just finished ordering some. Great prices and customer service. Thanks Kolak.

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