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Old 07-24-2010, 07:51 PM   #1
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shock broke

Sorry guys just wanna bitch a little and find out who all has had this happen. So I go to auto shop to get my ome 885's put on my 5100's set at .85. 1st one goes on just fine then the second one kept giving us trouble ( the spring kept bending out instead of staying straight so we finally get it on good and start letting the pressure back and POP POP f*** me the ring gave out and stripped the metal off the shock so now i have my truck in my garage with the front end half out and i have to put my stock set up back on. Needless to say i'm pissed. Tried calling billstein but they dont have 24/hr customer service so i have to wait till monday. Any body else have this problem and what did you do.
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Old 07-24-2010, 07:58 PM   #2
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sounds like the ring wasnt in the groove properly. good luck getting billistein to warrantee it...
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Old 07-24-2010, 08:24 PM   #3
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Old 07-24-2010, 08:30 PM   #4
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I don't have experience with the billies, but I use to run koni struts in an old car and they had an almost identical ride height adjustment. Eventually with time the adjustment ring and seat would fail. This is one reason why I went with ome over the bilstein.
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Old 07-24-2010, 09:12 PM   #6
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spring seat was not upside down right?
X2?
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Old 07-25-2010, 12:21 PM   #7
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spring seat was not upside down right?
x3, exactly what came to mind when i read "the spring kept bending out instead of staying straight"
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Old 07-25-2010, 01:16 PM   #8
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if it was upside down then it came from bilstein like that and the ring was in the groves as best as it could be so i guess i will see what happens
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Old 07-25-2010, 01:23 PM   #9
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just a heads up....with the 885 and 886 coils,.......you shouldnt preload those....so the 5100's should stay on the stock setting.
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Old 07-25-2010, 01:23 PM   #10
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Old 07-25-2010, 01:31 PM   #11
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if it was upside down then it came from bilstein like that and the ring was in the groves as best as it could be so i guess i will see what happens
The spring perch doesn't come installed from bilstein. It won't fit in the box that way.

Can you post a pic of the spring perch so we can see if it's right-side-up?
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Old 07-25-2010, 01:40 PM   #12
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Old 07-25-2010, 01:44 PM   #14
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Old 07-25-2010, 01:46 PM   #15
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i believe those are upside down. if you look at the flat side there is a recessed area for the snap ring to sit in to hold it in the groove.
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Old 07-25-2010, 01:48 PM   #16
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fml are u serious
KPT is correct. Here is same page that came with my 5100's.

http://www.fjcruiserforums.com/forum...in-install.pdf
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Old 07-25-2010, 01:49 PM   #17
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Old 07-25-2010, 01:50 PM   #18
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Yeppo! Upside down.
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yeah they are upside down fml cant belive i didnt catch that or the mechanic that was installing them well thanks for the help guys
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Old 07-25-2010, 01:52 PM   #20
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fml are u serious
Yeah, and that definately caused the failure of the snap ring.

With the spring perch upside down, not only are the springs compressed a whole lot more, but there's nothing to slide over the outer edge of the snap ring to keep it from unseating.

Turn them upside down and slide the seat over the ring and you'll see what I mean about keeping the ring seated. The perch forms a sheath around the ring and holds it in place.
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