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Old 02-22-2012, 07:24 PM   #1
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Bilstein 5100 Clip Adjustment Help

Hi all, I just received my Bilstein 5100's and wanted to set them to 1.75''. I know the correct slot to change it to but need some help. One of the front shocks is already set to 1.75'' but the other is not. Do you just pry the clip off the shock or is there something special to change the clip?

Sorry for another 5100 thread, but I searched and couldn't really find anything that matched my problem correctly.

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Old 02-22-2012, 07:44 PM   #2
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I've actually been searching around the internet for a couple minutes and some people have just said you take a screwdriver or something to pry it off. Is this the correct / safe way to adjust the c-clip on the front shocks?

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The shocks are not on the truck yet. What I'm asking is just how to move the c clip by itself when it's off the truck.
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yeah the clip should pop off with a little slotted screwdriver
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snap ring (circlip) pliers are the best way and won't scratch up the body of the shock like screwdrivers can
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Oh for christ sakes people , slide your thumb under one edge of the clip, pry back slightly & push the clip up or down to the next groove, done, very easy....
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Oh for christ sakes people , slide your thumb under one edge of the clip, pry back slightly & push the clip up or down to the next groove, done, very easy....
Yup. No tools required. And 1.75 is the second groove from the top. Top is 2.5 inches.
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Yep, thank you guys for the help. Just for future reference for anyone else wanting help with this, I just used some needlenose pliers and pried one end up then the other to move it up to the desired groove, which worked perfectly.

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Oh for christ sakes people , slide your thumb under one edge of the clip, pry back slightly & push the clip up or down to the next groove, done, very easy....
Ha Ha! X2!!
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Dan I had a question, I trust the 5100s but was just wondering how such a mall c clip can hold the weight of my entire front end and support my trucks suspension? Seems like alot for such a thin piece of metal
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Dan I had a question, I trust the 5100s but was just wondering how such a mall c clip can hold the weight of my entire front end and support my trucks suspension? Seems like alot for such a thin piece of metal
I'm not as much an expert as dan but
I havent seen any 5100 fail, Bilstein is on record as saying that the perch will never fail, the shock itself will break before the perch gives way
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