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Old 08-26-2011, 06:11 PM   #1
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how to adjust Bilstein 5100 shock during install

For anyone looking for how to adjust the shocks during install, here is a picture of some instructions that came in the box when I ordered mine. I dont know if this is from the manufacturer or what, but its very helpful.

I know for me, I wasnt really able to fully grasp what everythign looked like when people said "put it on .85". I tried to search for pictures of the shocks but no luck. Hopefully this will help clear up any confusion and wipe away an apprehension you may have about undertaking the install of these shocks. So get out there, jack that truck up and but these bad boys on !!


5100 adjustment by PackFan88, on Flickr





If anyoen needs a copy of this emailed to them to read the fine print, just shoot me a pm and i will send it via my generic email account.
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Old 02-04-2012, 04:26 PM   #2
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Thank you for the info
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Old 02-21-2012, 06:41 PM   #3
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i didnt get the install instructions with my order, glad I found this.
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Old 09-11-2012, 10:11 AM   #6
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sub for installing mine this weekend
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Old 01-04-2013, 09:55 PM   #7
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quick question. if on toytecs site, they say that 3" is achieved with coils and not to exceed the second settingbfrom bottom (.85"). why does it say that the top setting is 2.5". and what does it mean damage can occur if you exceed the second from the .85" setting. why even have it if we cant utilize it? please help.
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quick question. if on toytecs site, they say that 3" is achieved with coils and not to exceed the second settingbfrom bottom (.85"). why does it say that the top setting is 2.5". and what does it mean damage can occur if you exceed the second from the .85" setting. why even have it if we cant utilize it? please help.
You can have the shocks higher than the .85. Some people have them at 2.5 all around its just a harder and rougher ride. Also if you offroad youll put much more strain on your shocks.
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nice. so if i put it on the 2.5, will it go well with my 2" aal that came with the bilstein 5100 kit? or would i need something additional. i just find it odd that toytec states not to exceed the .85 setting. makes me kinda fear messing around with the adjustment LOL.
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Old 01-04-2013, 10:10 PM   #10
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The 2.5 lift is intended for stock springs if I'm not mistaking, I have the 5100 and set them on 2.5 with stock springs... The 0.85 level is used for other coils besides stock, example ome springs. Hope this helps.
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i understand now. my kit came with the eibach springs. the eibachs springs by themself are rated for how much lift? thanks.
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^1.5-1.75" with the Eibachs
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Is there a specific tool that should be used to move the circlip?
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Is there a specific tool that should be used to move the circlip?
I just used some needle nose pliers to adjust the clip.
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I am confused, So if I want to achieve a 3" lift with my bilsteins and eibach springs I have to put them on the .85?
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