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Re: Has anyone used the Bilstein 5100s?

Im not sure if this vid will show for you all on here or not...

Hit HD or quality is horrible. Just a quick clip drivin down the road after alignment




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Re: Has anyone used the Bilstein 5100s?

Looks great! Congrats!
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Re: Has anyone used the Bilstein 5100s?



seriously - so sick

So did the alignment shop have any issues?
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seriously - so sick

So did the alignment shop have any issues?


haha my favorite meme. Thank you. No, all went well with alignment. Got back to the same specs I had previously with just the rro and oem. Its not quite OEM spec, but its green throughout so I am happy. CV angle is not something I am concerned about right now, looks good. I wouldnt go further, but its good here. Had a chance to thrash it a bit last night after my shoot and im very pleased and was just so much nicer today on the highway and over the 4 speedbumps from hell goin in to my gym.
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Re: Has anyone used the Bilstein 5100s?

Just finished up installing the 5100s up front. I am leveled out at 35 inches. Install was interesting had to pull the shafts out of the front diff...
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Just finished up installing the 5100s up front. I am leveled out at 35 inches. Install was interesting had to pull the shafts out of the front diff...
Looks good - couple questions here for you

Are you OEM non-tow? Did you put it at the highest groove setting? Are you perfectly level?
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Re: Has anyone used the Bilstein 5100s?

I have the tow package.

Yes its on the highest grove.

And im at 35 inches to the top of all the wheel wells.
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I have the tow package.

Yes its on the highest grove.

And im at 35 inches to the top of all the wheel wells.
So weird. I only say this because I was OEM tow and I had all 4 corners installed with 5100 series, highest setting in the front but my rear sits about .75" lower than the front right now. I just got Eibach springs in today actually (from their all terrain lift kit) that I plan on installing in the rear only this weekend to see if I can get this thing to level out.
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So weird. I only say this because I was OEM tow and I had all 4 corners installed with 5100 series, highest setting in the front but my rear sits about .75" lower than the front right now. I just got Eibach springs in today actually (from their all terrain lift kit) that I plan on installing in the rear only this weekend to see if I can get this thing to level out.
very odd...

if that doesnt work, you can always use the TJ spring spacers to bump up the rear
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Re: Has anyone used the Bilstein 5100s?

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So weird. I only say this because I was OEM tow and I had all 4 corners installed with 5100 series, highest setting in the front but my rear sits about .75" lower than the front right now. I just got Eibach springs in today actually (from their all terrain lift kit) that I plan on installing in the rear only this weekend to see if I can get this thing to level out.
Did the Eibach springs work? From the below thread, looks like you need the non-load level springs as they're different. Putting the Nivomats on a non-tow pckg spring WK2 caused the rear to raise ~2":

STD Rear shock and Nivomat side by side

I have a 14' Limited 4x4 with ORA1 & tow package. I had bought the RRO 2.5" lift before we moved 2 yrs ago (never installed), then we had twin boys...and just now getting around to getting my mods done again. Now I'm strongly considering not dong the RRO I already have and doing just the Bilstein adj. fronts... The suspension is beginning to get squishy on breaking/acceleration. I don't want to pay for install 2x anytime soon. Just looking for enough to do 275/55/20 or 285/55/20 on a 30mm offset wheel...which from my findings "should" work...
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Did the Eibach springs work? From the below thread, looks like you need the non-load level springs as they're different. Putting the Nivomats on a non-tow pckg spring WK2 caused the rear to raise ~2":
Sorry for the delay - yes! I did the springs myself on Saturday at my buddies shop as he has a lift there. Sits nice and level now - not sure if its just me thinking it, but I feel like it rides nicer now (if you see the spring difference there are more coils yielding a different spring rate)











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Re: Has anyone used the Bilstein 5100s?

Forgot to mention -

Current setup

Front:
Bilstein 5100s (top notch)
OEM spring

Rear:
Bilstein 5100s
Eibach Springs ( PN# 28108.640 )
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