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Just noticed Bilstein 5100s come in 2 Lengths!?

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by mrw3685, May 4, 2011.

  1. May 4, 2011 at 11:53 AM
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    Was looking at DSMs website and just noticed rear Bilstein 5100s come in a "0-1.5 inches of lift" and a "3-4 inches of lift" option!?

    I've read TONS of post about people saying if you're going to be getting a whole new leaf pack, aka All-Pro/Dakars/etc you need to go with 5125s due to their longer lengths. Well, correct me if I'm wrong, but that's not necessarily true. PLUS, you won't have to spend the extra money on a "eye to stem" conversion for the 5100s like you will the 5125s.

    This being said, I think I'm getting the 3-4" 5100s to go with my All-Pro Expo pack.
     
  2. May 4, 2011 at 11:55 AM
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    i got my package deal from DSM originally 5100's but had the option to replace iwht 5125 rears with the conversion for free
     
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    i have the 3 inch all pro pack. what length 5100s do i need for the rear?

    so i have my 3 inches of travel back from the leafs
     
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    yes. There was a thing about 5100's being too "short" for lifts, then it came to light that by looking at parts numbers, there's 2 different lengths.

    Theres a thread on here about a member that broke his "short" 5100s, then was compensated with "long" 5100's
     
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