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Bilstein 5100 adjustment

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by newertoy, Jul 28, 2011.

  1. Jul 28, 2011 at 7:41 AM
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    newertoy

    newertoy [OP] Well-Known Member

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    2" lift AAL and Bilstiens-front-rear,front diff drop. main drive drop
    Has anyone tried to adjust the heigth after the install??
    Need to go higher-have them set a 1.75-and need 2.5. DAMN.
    Has anyone tried to use spring compressors while shocks are still installed?
    Sure seems possible--ANYBODY??
    BILLies for a 1st generation 5100,s.
    Sure would save a bunch of work --really do not want to remove them.
     
  2. Jul 28, 2011 at 7:44 AM
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    JLee

    JLee The Man! Vendor

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    I lost track thousands of dollars ago.
    It's dam near impossible to do on the truck there is no room for the spring compressor. Ive moved a guys up and we just took the shock off the truck compressed the springs and moved the clip up.
     
  3. Jul 28, 2011 at 12:44 PM
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    newertoy

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    2" lift AAL and Bilstiens-front-rear,front diff drop. main drive drop
    Thanks--initial installation was pain in the ass--did it by myself-.
    Just was trying to avoid removing the shocks again.
    Rears were a piece of cake--fronts were pretty tough.
     
  4. Jul 30, 2011 at 8:22 PM
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    05offroad

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    I've lost track
    The compressor will be a bitch to get in with the shock on the truck. And if you're cranking them that far it'd be much safer to do it off the truck.
     

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