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Bilstein 5100 Series Shocks


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3 Answered questions

When it says 3-4in lift, does that mean suspension, body or just overall lift?

Asked by Matthew from on

Matthew, when buying the Bilstein 5100 Series Shock Absorber, you only take the suspension lift height in to account, and leave any type of body lift out of the equation.

Answered by Sara H. Ext 4874 from on

What is the difference between Bilstein shock 33-186887 and Bilstein shock 24-186995?

Asked by Zortnik from Temecula on

Hi Zortnik The 5100 Series Front Shock Absorber BIL24-186995 is a front shock and the BIL24-186995 is a rear shock. Thanks

Answered by LWiff Ext 4804 from Temecula on

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


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