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My 5100's deliver today. I can't wait to see what they do to the stance. I don't mind a harsher ride, the Monroe LL added some stiffness to the back and some lift too. I got mine from carid, they shipped the day after I ordered them and $105 each.
Once they are in and you have a few km's on them, let me know what you think.

Mine will be in tomorrow.

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Once they are in and you have a few km's on them, let me know what you think.

Mine will be in tomorrow.
Bilsteins are in, and as expected it is a nice tight ride.
Great upgrade and gives the jeep such a better feel. No more squishy turns.
With the nose up 3/4 an inch it also looks better and is almost level with the back.

Overall two thumbs up!
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Installed the 5100's this past weekend. I set it at 1-1/2", the stance is just like want it. Front end is much much stiffer and minimal brake dive.
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Installed the 5100's this past weekend. I set it at 1-1/2", the stance is just like want it. Front end is much much stiffer and minimal brake dive.
Did you add any spacers to the rear, or does the 1.5 setting make it level? When I measured I thought it would put the nose slightly higher than the rear.

Either way they are a big improvement over the stock ride.

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Re: Bilstein on back order **SIGH**

I found a set of Monroe Load Leveler shocks on Craigslist for $80 (his wife said they were too stiff) and those are in the rear. I think they were originally made for F150's, but someone discovered they fit on WK's also. They are essentially a coil over and the added spring rate took the rear up a bit, about an inch. With 1.5" lift up front from the Bilstein it's all leveled out.
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I found a set of Monroe Load Leveler shocks on Craigslist for $80 (his wife said they were too stiff) and those are in the rear. I think they were originally made for F150's, but someone discovered they fit on WK's also. They are essentially a coil over and the added spring rate took the rear up a bit, about an inch. With 1.5" lift up front from the Bilstein it's all leveled out.

That's interesting info.
It looks good, thanks for posting the pics.
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