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Bilstein 5100 shocks all the way around?

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by tristen, Aug 5, 2012.

  1. Aug 5, 2012 at 6:22 PM
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    tristen

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    I'm looking at getting a 1.5" aal in the rear, and would it be better to just get the front shocks rather than getting front and rear?
     
  2. Aug 5, 2012 at 6:49 PM
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    goodnight bump
     
  3. Aug 5, 2012 at 6:50 PM
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    It would be better to buy them all.
     
  4. Aug 5, 2012 at 6:51 PM
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    you're gonna want an extended shock in the rear with the AAL
     
  5. Aug 5, 2012 at 9:25 PM
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    Rear 5100 are too short. They have a nice ride though.
     
  6. Aug 6, 2012 at 10:27 PM
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    The ride will be much better if you get both
     
  7. Aug 6, 2012 at 11:01 PM
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    Yep, im pretty sure 5100s are only good for 0-1" lift in the back, so youll want to look at the longer versions like the 5125 or 5150s, not sure which one of those two but look around on google
     
  8. Aug 7, 2012 at 5:24 AM
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    The standard length will work with a 1.5 AAL. I'm running them on mine with a non TSB 1.5 AAL with no issues.

    http://downsouthmotorsports.com/i-5...tein-5100-series-replacement-rear-shocks.html
     
  9. Aug 7, 2012 at 10:42 AM
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  10. Aug 7, 2012 at 11:34 AM
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    My truck is far from a street truck. I don't own a 4 wheeler and from September to February(deer and duck season) and again in April and May(Turkey season) my truck is offroad weekly.
     
  11. Aug 7, 2012 at 12:41 PM
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    Before you guys get all excited, you should probably refer to the correct parts for a 1st gen, not a 2nd gen.

    OP, here is the link to the 1st gen full set of all four, says the rears will work with 1.5 AAL, but bumpstops may need some mod:

    http://downsouthmotorsports.com/i-1...lstein-5100-seriesride-height-adjustable.html
     
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    My fault, I'm on the mobile site and it doesn't show what year truck the OP has
     
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    I have the 5100s on the front at the 1.75 which leveled the truck out when installed a few years back. The rear leafs are spent so I purchased a 1.5 AAL. How will the performance match up? I guess my truck won't be leveled any more, but the back is so soft now I needed to do something with the leaves.
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