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Bilstein 5100 C-clip

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by Kev324, Nov 13, 2009.

  1. Nov 13, 2009 at 4:12 PM
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    Kev324

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    Just got my lift kit today. It includes Bilstein 5100s for the front and 1.5" cast iron blocks for the rear.

    After a close look at the 5100s, I am a little worried about the small size of the C-clips used to set the height of the strut. There could easily be over 1000lbs of stress on these C-clips when hitting bumps at high speed. The spring seat sits nice on the C-clip, but I just wonder about the stregnth of the design. After all, the clip is no thicker than a dime. Has anyone heard of this failing?

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  2. Nov 13, 2009 at 4:13 PM
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    badguybuster

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    Dude, 90% of the taco's on here are running those. Don't worry, they can take a crap load of abuse.
     
  3. Nov 13, 2009 at 4:14 PM
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    TacoNut

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    When I took mine apart to redo my lift, I found that the spring seat had actually slipped over and wedged itself over the c-clip.... kinda scary
     
  4. Nov 13, 2009 at 4:38 PM
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    Dellosa89

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    :eek: I better check mine.
     
  5. Nov 13, 2009 at 4:40 PM
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    chris4x4

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    If installed correctly, its plenty strong. HOWEVER, IF its not seated propperly, you can have what happened to TacoNut, Myself (injury involving a trip to the ER, and a cast), or, if it fails on the road, loss of control of vehicle.
     
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