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Old 08-29-2013, 07:27 AM
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Before and after with 5100's on 09 4.7

Here is a pic of before and after with bilstein 5100's and srt8 swaybars. Very Happy with ride and Handling.
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Re: Before and after with 5100's on 09 4.7

I know this is a month old, but first time I'm seeing it. Looks great Are these the adjustable struts up front that go from .75" to 2"? I just seen those last night in a Bilstein offroad catalog I downloaded.
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Old 09-28-2013, 09:15 AM
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Re: Before and after with 5100's on 09 4.7

Yes these are the bilstein 5100 series struts and shocks. I have the front struts set at the 3/4 inch lowest setting. It leveled the jeep out nice. I also put srt8 front/rear swaybars on as well. Im very happy with the ride and handling.
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Re: Before and after with 5100's on 09 4.7

Oh yeah, I'm really liking those Great Pics! Would you happen to have a picture of where you would adjust the collar for the raising and lowering? And how does Bilstein say that should be preformed?
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Re: Before and after with 5100's on 09 4.7

Ill get a better pic. The lower spring perch is adjustable 3 positions .75 to 2inch. At the lowest setting .75 in which I have and if you move the spring perch up it adds preload to the spring which gives you the lift. The struts and rear shocks can extend longer than the Bilstein HD's. My buddy put these on for me and I didn't get a chance to see the install. IMO it gives the jeep a meaner stance. I flat roads with the swaybars it has a real controlled ride. On bumpy roads which most of Ohio roads are these really shine soaks up the bumps with ease.
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Re: Before and after with 5100's on 09 4.7

Great info Look forward to the perch pic. This is definitely on my list if the RC and Rustys spacer plate don't hold up. I could just get 5100 struts and replace both of those.
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Re: Before and after with 5100's on 09 4.7

here is a better pic the bottem spring perch is moved to one of the three settings to acheive lift.
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Re: Before and after with 5100's on 09 4.7

Got it. I was looking in my Bilstein catalog and found them. The description is impressive.
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Re: Before and after with 5100's on 09 4.7

whats your hub to fender measurement at the 3/4" setting?
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Took quick measurement in garage middle of hub to fender 20 1/2 ground to fender 34 1/2 ground not level though
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Took quick measurement in garage middle of hub to fender 20 1/2 ground to fender 34 1/2 ground not level though
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