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Rear new shocks?

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by lizard1, May 30, 2011.

  1. May 30, 2011 at 2:07 PM
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    lizard1

    lizard1 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Recently had installed Bilstein 5100 shocks (1.85) and the front is level w/rear - TSB. Original rear shocks have 59k miles on them - good condition, no issues. Some recommend replacing rear with new Bilsteins for an over-all quality ride.
    Majority of driving is pavement and maybe once a month low key off road in the desert. Suggest replace them with new Bilstein or save money?

    Will post photo once my daughter teaches me how!
     
  2. May 30, 2011 at 2:15 PM
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    KPT

    KPT sees what you did there.

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    I have the 5100s in the rear and the ride is much smoother than stock.
     
  3. May 30, 2011 at 2:20 PM
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    lizard1

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    Leer cap, rear TSB, BFG All Terrains 10 ply 265/75/16, mud flap trim, black badges, AFE filter, 3" Toytec lift, 884 OME coils, add - leaf, Bilstein 5100 all around
    Same shock as the front (5100) but not adjustable, correct?
     
  4. May 30, 2011 at 2:25 PM
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    KPT

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    Well, not exactly the same. They are valved differently I'd imagine since the weight distribution and spring stiffness in the front and rear are different.

    Bt yes they are the same model of shock.
     
  5. May 30, 2011 at 6:48 PM
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    lizard1

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    Thanks for your input. Your explanation pretty much confirmed what I've read and heard. Will order new rear shocks....Thanks
     
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