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Can front Bilstein 5100 setting re-adjustments be made while installed?

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by edjake21, Aug 12, 2013.

  1. Aug 12, 2013 at 12:27 AM
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    edjake21

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    I am installing my Bilstein 5100s in month after I get back from deployment. Once I get the adjustable front Billy's installed with a particular height setting to level, how difficult would it be to change the height setting once the shocks are installed? I'm going to do this myself, but I am not positive which height setting to use. Will I have to completely uninstall the shock to change the setting?
     
  2. Aug 12, 2013 at 12:29 AM
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    no they can not
     
  3. Aug 12, 2013 at 12:31 AM
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    you will have to take it off the truck

    adjusting a 5100 isnt like threading a locking ring up or down; the coil needs to be off the shock and/or compressed so that the bottom seat can be moved and locked into place
     
  4. Aug 12, 2013 at 6:24 AM
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    You can buy a kit to make them adjustable...
     
  5. Aug 13, 2013 at 4:28 AM
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    Really? Can you point me in the right direction for this kit?
     
  6. Aug 14, 2013 at 1:12 AM
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    Those would be called coilovers.
     
  7. Aug 14, 2013 at 1:16 AM
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  8. Aug 14, 2013 at 1:18 AM
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    AK Taco

    AK Taco Your opinion? Fuck it.

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    And to answer original question, no they cannot be adjusted while installed on the vehicle.
     

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