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sagging Bilstein shock

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by buhrito, May 27, 2009.

  1. May 27, 2009 at 1:21 PM
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    buhrito

    buhrito [OP] New Member

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    I have Bilstein shocks (10" 5150 Series with 255/70 valving). They came on the truck and I don't know much about them.

    The rear left shock always sags a little. At best, about an inch and at worst, maybe 2-1/2 inches, or so.

    Anyone know if these can be adjusted in some way?

    thanks
     
  2. May 27, 2009 at 1:37 PM
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    chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Staff Member

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    The springs are going to dictate ride height.....Sounds like you may have worn springs?
     
  3. May 27, 2009 at 1:40 PM
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    buhrito

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    yeah, now that you mention it, thats probably it. I added a leaf spring on an S-10 before so, hopefully I can fix this problem too.

    I suppose I'm best off replacing all of them? I have to look how many there even are...3 on each side, I think?
     
  4. May 27, 2009 at 1:41 PM
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    chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Staff Member

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    Yeah. 2 plus an Over load. Depending on the miles, you may want to consider a new leaf pack.
     
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