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Unread 02-29-2012, 05:46 AM   #31
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Unread 03-02-2012, 12:02 AM   #32
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Kinda confused, new to Jeeps so don't mind me when I ask this question:

Why is it that some people say Struts? And some call them Shocks? Doesn't the jeep have both, right?
Yea the design of the shock on the front is called a strut, it comprises of a spring and a shock together. (used on IFS vehicles now-a-days).
The rear is a solid axle using a coil spring so it uses a traditional shock absorber.
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Unread 03-02-2012, 09:53 AM   #33
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the engineers at work call em dampers.... ugh.. always corrercting me
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Unread 03-05-2012, 10:40 PM   #34
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The KYB is a low pressure twin tube shock with velocity sensitive valving - much the same as your stock shocks in terms of technology.

The Bilstein is a high pressure monotube design with a digressive self-adjusting valving setup.

Bilsteins will outperform the KYB by quite a wide margin. You'll get more rapid responsiveness, far better fade resistance and improved ride control and handling.
Do you sell the Bilsteins? If not where here in the Phoenix area can I get some?
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Unread 03-05-2012, 10:42 PM   #35
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Do you sell the Bilsteins? If not where here in the Phoenix area can I get some?
He's the man, send Kolak a PM with your info & e-mail address.
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Unread 06-18-2013, 08:20 AM   #36
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So far ive got 35,000+ miles on my 5100's and love them!
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Unread 06-18-2013, 09:50 AM   #37
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Yea the design of the shock on the front is called a strut, it comprises of a spring and a shock together. (used on IFS vehicles now-a-days).
The rear is a solid axle using a coil spring so it uses a traditional shock absorber.
The WK uses a fron "Coilover" design,a shock with a coil surronding it.

Easy way to tell between a "Strut" and "Coilover" on a IFS(and/or IRS) vehicle is if you have a upper control arm you have a coilover,no upper control arm you have a strut.Struts take place of a upper control arm to place the top of the knuckle.
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Unread 06-18-2013, 11:25 AM   #38
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So when you guys upgrade the shocks/struts, are you replacing just the rear or both front and back? Anyone know the part #s for 2010 commander want to put on bilsteins.
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Unread 06-18-2013, 11:50 AM   #39
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Rears can be done in your driveway with the tire jack in 30 min or less. I took mine in to the local mechanic to do the fronts since I dont have the tools.
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Unread 06-19-2013, 08:00 AM   #40
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I put Bilsteins on all 4 at once (not myself - no space to do that work) and the Jeep came alive! You can't go wrong - and Kolak is the best source to buy them from
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