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How do bilstein shocks work?

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by hsc001, Nov 1, 2008.

  1. Nov 1, 2008 at 11:40 PM
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    hsc001

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    hey guys i have an important question. I would like to know how exactly bilstien 5100 shocks work. Mainly how they lift the truck up 2.5 inches. The reason i ask is because my freind and i are in a big argument. My freind who is a chevy guy said there is no way the bilstien shocks can lift a truck. He called summit and jegs to ask them if the shocks could lift a truck and the answer he got from both places said no it can not. Anyways im pretty sure the bilstien 5100s can give trucks up to 2.5 inches of lift, mainly because i read and seen the results. But please enlighten me on how the billys lift up our trucks. thanks alot guys
     
  2. Nov 1, 2008 at 11:45 PM
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    TacoNut

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    From Bilsten website... The shocks are preloaded is the answer to your question.
     
  3. Nov 2, 2008 at 6:41 AM
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    tell your jackass friend to go read for himself on the internet it is pretty readily available info.
     
  4. Nov 2, 2008 at 7:54 AM
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    Evil Monkey

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    There are four grooves on the shock which support the bottom of the coil. The higher the groove setting, the higher the bottom of the coil sits. I have them on mine. It definitely lifts.
     
  5. Nov 2, 2008 at 10:29 AM
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    thats what i tried to tell him but hes still thinks hes right. I told him that summit or jegs is not going to know about the billy shocks for our trucks cause they are more of a raceing company. The reason i posted this on here is to get answers, my freind also posted on his forum full size chevy, but there still not going to know. thanks guys
     
  6. Nov 6, 2008 at 4:49 PM
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    I have been looking into getting these. Will putting these on mean i can put the 285/75/16 on?? You can get front and backs for 269 free shipping on ebay. i was looking at getting a leveling kit install and the price for that was 795.00. then of course a grand for tires.
     
  7. Nov 7, 2008 at 9:11 AM
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    Yes...set them at the 2.5 setting and those tires will fit. it may sit a bit higher in the front but it will settle down.
     
  8. Nov 7, 2008 at 2:16 PM
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    thanks for the info taco. thats with out the leveling kit and factory coils right? i've read so much on this i'm now more confused then when i started.
     
  9. Nov 7, 2008 at 3:16 PM
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    Correct. They ARE the leveling kit. That is all that is done to my truck.

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  10. Nov 8, 2008 at 6:55 PM
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    Thanks again taco. Sweet taco!! Thats about what i'm looking to do to my truck. Are those 285's or 265's? Not sure which size i will get yet. I do know that the 245 dunnys got to go.
     
  11. Nov 9, 2008 at 12:15 AM
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    Thanks! 285/70/17 BFG's. They do require a bit of trimming on the mud flaps to clear.
     
  12. Nov 9, 2008 at 8:11 AM
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    so can you also set the front at different settings to balance out "the Taco lean" ???
     
  13. Nov 9, 2008 at 8:18 AM
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    Yep
     
  14. Nov 9, 2008 at 8:28 AM
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    great - which way do you set them??
    drivers up one notch to push the passenger rear down ??
    just a guess
     
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    Wrong thread sorry
     
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