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Help adjusting Bilstein 5100s

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by 09Doright8126, Nov 2, 2009.

  1. Nov 2, 2009 at 7:04 AM
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    09Doright8126

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    Does anyone know how to move the circlip on these shocks?! I've received mine on the 1.75" setting and need to get them adjusted to the stock setting....

    Any help would be much appreciated as this is the only thing holding up my installation.
     
  2. Nov 2, 2009 at 7:16 AM
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    jeremy_283

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    you need some circlip pliers i'm pretty sure....... i didnt have any problems with mine.......... or if it's the other hind of circlip (just a round wire) slip a small fine flat head in there and pop it out
     
  3. Nov 2, 2009 at 7:17 AM
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    hendooman

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    I think I just grabbed mine with some needle nose and slid one side of the clip down at a time. I think they are pretty tough, don't think you will break one.
     
  4. Nov 2, 2009 at 7:18 AM
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    chris4x4

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    You should be able to pull the C clip out with your fingers. It just slides/pops off.
     
  5. Nov 2, 2009 at 10:12 AM
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    09Doright8126

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    Ok, thanks guys... I will try first thing when I get home. After installed sometime this week I will post some pics.
     
  6. Nov 3, 2009 at 5:37 AM
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    09Doright8126

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    Was able to move the circlips by using needle nose pliers to open up the clips then sliding them down to the appropriate setting.
     
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