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Bilstein 5160

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by Cannonball, Feb 1, 2011.

  1. Feb 1, 2011 at 3:57 AM
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    Cannonball

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    King 2.5" extended travel coilovers with compression adjusters, Camburg UCA's, King 2.5" rear shocks, Volant cold air intake with ram air scoop.
    dont think i've ever seen tho's before. how much were they?... i wonder how they compare to Fox or King
     
  3. Feb 1, 2011 at 4:47 PM
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  4. Feb 1, 2011 at 5:41 PM
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    King 2.5" extended travel coilovers with compression adjusters, Camburg UCA's, King 2.5" rear shocks, Volant cold air intake with ram air scoop.
    i found them for $185 a peice. i would rather get Fox's which are almost the same price
     
  5. Feb 1, 2011 at 5:50 PM
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    are these the same travel length as the 5100'S?
     
  6. Feb 1, 2011 at 7:26 PM
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    pretty much according to the PDF... they are designed for only 0-1" of lift which may end up limiting travel...

    for that money, i would think 5125s in selectable travel lengths would be better...
     
  7. Feb 1, 2011 at 9:01 PM
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    5160s can be bought in different lengths.
     
  8. Feb 2, 2011 at 2:55 PM
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    what lengths do they come in?

    the PDF linked above only shows one part number for Tacos...

    are these shocks rebuildable?
     
  9. Feb 2, 2011 at 3:00 PM
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    I got this off the PDF

    So it looks like you have to get the 5165's for different lengths

    5165 SERIES RESERVOIR SHOCKS ALSO AVAILABLE
    For Non-Stock Location Fit and Custom applications. Available in 5"-14" travel lengths with various valvings.
    Contact Bilstein direct for more information.
     
  10. Feb 2, 2011 at 3:02 PM
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    gotcha... i just saw that at the bottom...

    cool...
     
  11. Feb 11, 2011 at 5:25 PM
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    I called to check on my order and they are nationally backordered. I guess the first production run has not been completed. I cancelled the order and called DSM and ordered some 5150's with stem adapters. They are cheaper and will probably be better for me since I am not doing any high-speed stuff and will work with Dakar leafs in the future.
     
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    Is it really worth the extra 100 dollars to get the 5165 over the 5100? Does any one know how the 5165 are on the street? I driver 75% street 25% off-road... any info would be great thanks.
     
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    We just got a few sets of the 5160s in. Eyelet to mount surface the 5160s are 1/4" longer and compress 3/4" more. They should be up on our website for sale soon...
     
  14. Oct 14, 2013 at 4:24 PM
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    anyone running these in the rear with a 2'' lift?
     
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    Still doesn't appear to be enough? Think I was getting close to 25" extended length with your aal.....23.23" won't cut it unless the rear is stock.
     
  17. Oct 15, 2013 at 2:45 PM
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    what shocks does anyone recomnd for a rear 2inch lift? besides procomp.. maybe a differnt model bilstein?
     
  18. Oct 15, 2013 at 6:44 PM
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    That's the problem, most extended length shocks will be too long and what everyone else sells is too short. Best thing to do is remove the shock you have now, flex things out (compress one side extend the other) and measure.

    Most likely, you'll find a shock that's slightly too short but that's better than having one too long and having the shock bottom out on compression before the bump stops touch the frame.

    Ball park for these trucks are 10" shock with somewhere around 15" compressed and 25" extended but you'll want to measure to be sure. You can always raise the bump slightly to help.
     
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    im looking at getting a set of 5100's up front and these out back, i like the truck's ride height, but i still want some beefier stuff than the stock SR5 crap, i think thats what blistein had in mind for these, is to beef up the existing suspension, not lift your truck.
     
  20. Oct 20, 2013 at 4:06 PM
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    So im riding on stock bilstiens right now..whats the damage on them gna be if i leav them on with the 2" lift i put on? On the street everything feels good. Is it gna be a completly diffrent thing when im off road?
     
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