Bilsteins 5100 Series Shocks offer traditional Bilstein technology with applications for lifted trucks, Jeeps and prerunners. 5100 Series shocks feature Bilsteins superior single tube high gas pressure design for the upmost in consistent fade-free performance and long life. Features include: Monotube gas pressure construction, Self-Adjusting Deflecting Disc Valving, High-Flow Piston Reduces Harshness, Independent Rebound & Compression Tuning, Larger Working Piston Area for Exact Damping, Superior Control for Large Diameter Tires and Designed for specific manufacturer lift kits utilizing the stock O.E.M. mounting configuration.
Bilsteins are great shocks but their instructions are garbage. After 20 minutes of trying to install the front shocks i realized there is an allen wrench nut spot so you can get the bolt to tighten. It would be nice if they included the allen wrench so you would get the idea
Overall the install on the front took about 3 hours for both sides. It is a little harder to install on the passenger side due to the access of the top of the shock is blocked by the battery and power distribution panel. Anyone using this product will not be disappointed in the performance of the shock. My Jeep is up about 2.5" over factory and handles better than the stock ride.
I would like to know if this shock would be a good choice for a 2013 Sahara Unlimited paired with a teraflex 2.5" lift kit. Would I need 4 individual shocks of the same length for both the front and rear? Would I need any additional hardware to install them? Thanks.
Asked by Robert from Indiana on
This Bilstein 5100 Series Shock Absorber (Part No. BIL24-146708) is a great choice for the front of your Jeep. You will need to purchase 2 for the front. For the rear we recommend the following shock: [http://jo.my/bilstein_rear_shock] You will also need to purchase 2 for the rear. You will not need to purchase any additional hardware to complete installation. I hope this information is helpful. Please feel free to submit further questions. Thanks!
Answered by Craig R. from Indiana on
While the ThyssenKrupp Bilstein Company began as a German enterprise, Bilstein shocks are developed and manufactured in Hamilton, Ohio. Bilstein develops and fabricates premium quality monotube shock absorbers directly for automobile manufactures, aftermarket outfits and motorsports applications. The precision and craftsmanship in manufacturing that fueled company growth in Germany were brought straight to the factory in Hamilton, Ohio. The factory includes an engineering department, rigorous shock testing facility and a motorsports track. The track allows the engineers to tweak their designs in response to real world testing during development. The rigorous testing allows for designs to go through a machine simulated life of a shock absorber in all kinds of terrain conditions. The resulting products promise the highest in performance. Shop Bilstein Now
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