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Old 04-27-2014, 11:02 AM   #1
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Shock travel length

This is my first post. Could could anybody tell me where I can find the shock travel length of OME Nitrocharger vs Bilstein 5100 shocks. The reason I am asking is because I a trying achieve the most shock travel between the two.
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Old 04-27-2014, 09:34 PM   #2
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The OEM are 1 inch longer than stock and have 9 inches of travel.......
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Thank you. All I am trying to achieve is a little lift and articulation.
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Old 04-28-2014, 02:48 PM   #4
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I heard that 5100's are the same length as extended travel coilovers ? Maybe that's wrong idk, but I also read that 5100's are longer than OME shocks.
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5100s and Nitrochargers in the front have similar travel numbers. The only difference is the 5100 is about 1" longer when it is collapsed and 1" longer when extended than the Nitrocharger.

http://www.arbusa.com/Uploads/PDF/on...de_current.pdf
Page 127, Number 90000 Numbers

http://cart.bilsteinus.com/product/24-186711/302700/4WD
5100 Numbers

Edit: These are 2nd Gen Numbers and parts! My bad
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With the leafs in and 3" of lift, I'm 1 1/2 from the top of the travel with the OEM shock I think the 2" longer shocks are the way to go with lift....
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With the leafs in and 3" of lift, I'm 1 1/2 from the top of the travel with the OEM shock I think the 2" longer shocks are the way to go with lift....
That is what I am wondering too. I am thinking about getting the All Pro leaf pack. And when I do, should I try compressing both sides of the suspension in the rear to see what length shocks I need based on the compressed length?
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It looks like most shocks have 9" of travel so I'm shimming my shocks so they are 2" compressed with a empty truck full tank of gas. So far on logging trails I'm ok but the dunes will be the real test... You also have to factor in loaded height with a load the back could sag another inch...
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So I just measured my front and I have 2" of sag in the front with oem struts and 884 springs. so I have 2" of sag front and rear. Old man EMU and ARB do lots of testing so this is how I'm going run the dunes in july.... So we'll see...
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