So here's the lowdown on how everything has turned out--return/exchange-wise. During my 10 o'clock 15min break I contacted Kevin @ Allshocks.com,--aka Turner Motorsports-- explained the situation & my desire to go w/ the 5100's @ all four corners (thanks Mudb8
for the final encouragement; reinforcing my longstanding concern). Ok, no problems, even swap. However, Allshocks was out of stock on the front 5100's--model # F4-BE5-6241-H5-- so they could only exchange the rears--model # F4-BE5-6242-H5. Unable to wait for them to get the fronts I will be fully reimbursed for the front 5125's minus a 5% restock fee.
I then called 4WD (anticipating this last night I programmed their # into my phone
). I knew they had the front 5100's in stock so I ordered a set of those. Both companies have shipped the same afternoon & should arrive in 2-3 business days.
Upon getting home from work, I went to the UPS store & paid $30 something dollars--including the insurance value--to ship the four 5125's back to Allshocks. Those will arrive on Monday & I should see the credit back to my account.
So I will not be installing everything this weekend most likely; unless the tracking # shows for a Saturday delivery. Therefore, I will cancel the stick welder I was going to rent Friday evening & try it again the following weekend. Then it will be a busy final work week before the trip to Flat Nasty dialing every thing in (bump stops, limit straps, etc.) & ordering/installing a new rear ds from Tom Woods.
Thanks all for your fast responses & input