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post #1 of 11 Old 09-17-2017, 09:26 PM Thread Starter
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Stock CRD WK + bilstein 5100 .75-2" will they work?

Alright so I ordered shocks for the wife's WK. Thought I was getting the 4600 series. Opened the boxes to find 5100 series. These were intended for .75"-2" of lift. Will they still work or do I need bigger coils and longer trailing arms in back? The fronts reuse the stock coils.

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post #2 of 11 Old 09-17-2017, 09:37 PM
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Hello I'm 16 and just got 2006 Jeep Wrangler 2 door I want to run
33x12.50R15 Tire 15x8 with 3.75 backspacing I was wonder what suspension lift I would need and if there anything else I would need to do so there would be any problems
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Hello I'm 16 and just got 2006 Jeep Wrangler 2 door I want to run
33x12.50R15 Tire 15x8 with 3.75 backspacing I was wonder what suspension lift I would need and if there anything else I would need to do so there would be any problems
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post #4 of 11 Old 09-17-2017, 10:21 PM
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Installed 5100's all around
Used the mid position on the struts which raised the front 1.5"
Now it's 20" mid axle to bottom of fender all around... really like the look and quite an improvement in the ride.
Hope this helps...
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post #5 of 11 Old 09-18-2017, 06:24 AM
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Alright so I ordered shocks for the wife's WK. Thought I was getting the 4600 series. Opened the boxes to find 5100 series. These were intended for .75"-2" of lift. Will they still work or do I need bigger coils and longer trailing arms in back? The fronts reuse the stock coils.

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yes they will work fine the 5100s will eliminate the front rake, if you want it level. If you like the stock rake then the 4600s are the ones to use.

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post #6 of 11 Old 09-18-2017, 07:56 AM
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Not only will they work, but they are fantastic. Mine is stock springs and no lift (except for the 5100s). I used the lowest lift setting and it took most of the rake out. Air tools will make the job much easier. You can do the front in your garage with a spring compressor (I did), but it will take a while. Again, air tools are your friend. The easy button is to take everything when you get it off to a shop with a press.

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post #7 of 11 Old 09-18-2017, 09:01 AM
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Before you put them in I'd take some measurements and see how much the springs have sagged over the years. Since the labour is the same you may want to replace them with some stock-spec springs while you already have it apart to fully freshen up the ride.

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post #8 of 11 Old 09-18-2017, 08:19 PM Thread Starter
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Thought about that but right now I've got both my vehicles broke down. I had to order 300 bucks in brake lines for my car and 200 in ignition **** for the truck, I spent 500 on the bilsteins themselves. We can't exactly foot another 300 in coil springs. Unless one is broke, the coils on it right now are just gonna have to ride.

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post #9 of 11 Old 09-19-2017, 08:59 AM
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Makes sense, at least once the struts have been done everything is loosened up so if you decide to get new springs later on it's a lot less hassle.

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post #10 of 11 Old 09-20-2017, 07:39 AM Thread Starter
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That's what I'm figuring. I mean I'm not necessarily hard up for money or anything but my luck with keeping stuff on the road over the past year or so, I need to keep spare funds available for emergency parts purchases at all times. I've been struggling to keep my truck and car on the road simultaneously for a year straight. Currently saving for a 13+ mega cab Cummins this coming spring.

I'm just happy I'm capable of doing damn near anything myself. I've rebuilt my own transmissions so I'm pretty cable of tackling anything that doesn't require a welder or hoist as I have neither of those nor the space to house them. I need to build a shop. BAD.

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post #11 of 11 Old 09-21-2017, 06:18 PM
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Alright so I ordered shocks for the wife's WK. Thought I was getting the 4600 series. Opened the boxes to find 5100 series. These were intended for .75"-2" of lift. Will they still work or do I need bigger coils and longer trailing arms in back? The fronts reuse the stock coils.

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Set it on the lowest one for 0.75" lift and it will just level it out a little. The jeep has a mild rake to it. You can keep everything else stock and it will work fine.

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