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post #1 of 5 Old 10-02-2006, 05:48 PM Thread Starter
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Will these shocks work?

I'm in need of new shocks, and I've found a decent deal on a set Bilstein 5100's, but they are for a 3"-4" lift, and I'm only running a BB right now. Will they work, or be too long? I don't do alot of wheeling, mostly at the beach.

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if they r for a 3-4 inch lift and u dont have that kind of lift then no they wont work..i would get something thats for u kinda of jeep
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Hard saying if they'll work or not. You have to measure yourself to determine this.

Obviously they'll be too long if anything. So just take a fully compressed measurement on your TJ (jack the axle up to the bumpstop and measure between the shock mounting locations) and compare it to the fully collapsed measurement of the shock.
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Bilstein makes a specially-valved 5100 model made specifically for the Wrangler that rides well. The standard 5100 is too stiff for a Wrangler but not all Bilstein dealers even know that the Wrangler version is available. Be sure what you're getting.

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I've heard of people running 3-3.5" Shocks on a BB and being fine.

I was planning on going that route myself so I won't have to upgrade shocks 2x. Planning on a 3" lift this winter.


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