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Bilstien 5100 install question

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by steaktacos, Jul 12, 2016.

  1. Jul 12, 2016 at 3:09 PM
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    steaktacos

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    So I am in the middle of installing a set of front 5100s on my stock springs and i just relized that my 5100's don't come with any dust boots. I don't thing the old one would even fit over the new 5100. So my question is do I need dust boots ? And if so where to get em?
     
  2. Jul 12, 2016 at 3:10 PM
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    Front 5100s don't come with dust boots.
     
  3. Jul 12, 2016 at 3:12 PM
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    You don't need dust boots. Some say that they actually shorten shock life.
     
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    I just got my 5100's. They were on my front porch when I came home. Plan to install them this weekend. Rear lift isn't here yet.

    I was looking for info on them as well. Some on Google Image search have them and some don't

    Mine had these plastic covers on 'em. They're number 24-239370
    5100 model number - Copy.jpg
     
  5. Jul 12, 2016 at 3:32 PM
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    cool thanks for the replies, guess I lucked out and have one less thing to worry about!
     
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    Yeah, I suppose I'm simple, I like to look in there and see something shiny.
     
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    One more question, I got my new shock in at the first setting up and now I am having trouble putting the lower shock mount bolt into the LCA. I can put it in reverse of how it came out (nut facing the rear of the vehicle) but when I try to stick the bolt in from the back it gets hung up on the cv shafts. Is it ok to put it in in reverse? I don't really see any reason why it wouldn't be.
     
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    No reason there, just make sure everything is torqued to spec and put a dot of loctite on it all and you're fine.
     
  9. Jul 13, 2016 at 9:24 AM
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    Ya no worries on the bolt direction as Volcom said. Either is fine.
     
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    Don't mean to jack the thread but I felt it was appropriate asking here..and I'm sure it been answered already but having trouble finding what I need

    Does anyone have any tutorial or links to YouTube showing how to install the 5100 strut/AAL combo? I'm willing to do it myself just want something to give me a little help or else I'm going to end up paying $320 install(cheapest QOUTE I've gotten around here)
     
  11. Jul 28, 2016 at 7:41 PM
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    There is a guy on Here - Chris 4x4 - that did some write ups for the installs and even tells you what size sockets/wrenches etc. you need. Just rent a spring compressor from the AUto parts store or take the struts to a real man for assembly (hhaha just kidding). It's really not bad at all. YouTube and searching the sites. Save yourself the $320, use part of that for alignment.

    BTW im no expert, just to dumb to be scared of doing anythng myself so I get in there and tear it apart. I know, it's a 2015 but you'll be fine.
     
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