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.
Installed on a '93 YJ with a SOA. dramatically improved the ride. Only complaint is there werent any instructions on how to tighten the top nut w/o the piston spinning. I used vice grips to grip the shock boot lip (cushioned with a glove in between to help keep it from damaging) and the tightened the top bolt. It did leave a small mark (not visible with boot pulled up). Afterwards a buddy told me that I could have used an Allen wrench on the top and then tighten the nut. Jus wished that was in the instructions.
I own a 93 YJ with a 1in. suspension lift and a 2in. body lift, would the Bilstein 5100 shock fit my Jeep? Ive noticed that the picture in your catalogue shows the top attachment with a loop upper stud, where as your picture on this site shows the single screw mount stud I need. Does that mean the picture of the one on your site will fit a 1in. suspension lift? If this shock will NOT fit, what shock do you recommend (that doesn't have a reservoir)
Asked by Jason from Hamilton,NY on
Jason, the Bilstein 5100 Series Shock Absorber is not the correct shock for the rear of your Jeep. This shock is rated for a 3-4" suspension lift. Body lifts do not come in to play with shock lengths. With a 1" lift, you would be looking at the 4600 series.
Answered by Sara H. Ext 4874 from Hamilton,NY 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