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Old 08-15-2010, 11:22 PM
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Re: Help !!! Front Bilstein don't compress !?

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Also check that your front springs are seated correctly on the spring perch. In your pics it appears that they are not.

I said the same thing and he assured me they were just as stock.
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Old 08-16-2010, 12:02 AM
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Re: Help !!! Front Bilstein don't compress !?

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I said the same thing and he assured me they were just as stock.
Something is definitely wrong there.

Snow4Lif3:

Is your spring perched like this one where the end of the coil spring fits into the drop?
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Old 08-16-2010, 09:12 AM
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Re: Help !!! Front Bilstein don't compress !?

Looks good man, you got a .5" over the Superlifters for an eighth of the price. Now you need to go out, buy some 33" tires and call it a day.



Just kidding, I hope you get that figured out. For now just put on your stock shocks or don't drive the Jeep. Can't do any good on the components like that.
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Re: Help !!! Front Bilstein don't compress !?

hey bud i did this install this weekend too it was a bitch. but didnt have these issues and i have a superlift 4 inch lift on mine.

everything looks right to me but did you:
screw the strut all the way?
if so i got my money on the spacer bro for sure


i got about an inch of lift with these srtuts
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Old 08-16-2010, 11:59 AM
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Re: Help !!! Front Bilstein don't compress !?

Ill agree with scott and the other posters that more than likely the spring is not seated correctly
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Re: Help !!! Front Bilstein don't compress !?

Thank you very, much to all of you for your help/advice/comment !!

Problem solve !!

I'll try to explain you what I did.

-I removed the strut and re-mesured and re-checked everything. Same shock lenght as the stock shock, coil spring oriented properly. Shock screwd all the way.
-I reinstalled every thing and I had the same problem... the shock dont compress enough so I still have a 2,5" too much lift.
-I re-jacked my jeep and I saw the the shock compressed a little more than the last time.
-I lowered my jeep to te ground and now I had around 1,5" too much lift...
-I jacked and lowered my jeep again and I mesured 5/8" extra lift.

Now, my jeep sit at 5/8" higher and after like 30 miles, it still sit at 5/8" higher. The ride is perfect ! Not too stiff just perfect !! Its day and night compared to the stock ones !!

I don't know what happened ? Do you have any idea ??

Now, after 30 miles, I have some noise coming from the front suspension but I think thats because I have a bolt worned and a little loose in the bushing (the blot that fix the strut to the lower arm).. or maybe I tightened some bolt too strongly ?

Thanks again to everyone !!
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Re: Help !!! Front Bilstein don't compress !?

well in the pic the upper control arm bolt is loose
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Re: Help !!! Front Bilstein don't compress !?

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well in the pic the upper control arm bolt is loose
Yeah I know ! That was before I finished installed it ! They are now tightened !
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Old 08-16-2010, 03:32 PM
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Re: Help !!! Front Bilstein don't compress !?

O ok, what u had was air trapped in the tube of ur shock. We used to see this on cheap monroe shocks before we switched to kyb. Please all members remember to have ur shocks compressed and extended a couple of times before installing. Havent ever seen this issue on higher end shocks/struts, but this is a prime example of that condition. Its been so long since ive seen it, but im kicking myself for not having the answer right of the bat
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Re: Help !!! Front Bilstein don't compress !?

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O ok, what u had was air trapped in the tube of ur shock. We used to see this on cheap monroe shocks before we switched to kyb. Please all members remember to have ur shocks compressed and extended a couple of times before installing. Havent ever seen this issue on higher end shocks/struts, but this is a prime example of that condition. Its been so long since ive seen it, but im kicking myself for not having the answer right of the bat

I think you are right !!! I have a theory how it happened. Tell me what you think : Two day before the installation, my shock was insde my jeep (in their box) and I forgot the windows close and the temperature inside my jeep should have raised to something like 115 F (or maybe more ??)... Do you think thats why it has some air trapped inside the shock ?
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the bilsteins are high pressure gas
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Re: Help !!! Front Bilstein don't compress !?

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i think you are right !!! I have a theory how it happened. Tell me what you think : Two day before the installation, my shock was insde my jeep (in their box) and i forgot the windows close and the temperature inside my jeep should have raised to something like 115 f (or maybe more ??)... Do you think thats why it has some air trapped inside the shock ?
doubt that had anything to do with it as they get hotter than that just being on ur car.

Scott- we used to see this on gas charged monroes all the time. I have no idea what causes it, but we were able to correct it by extending/compressing the shock a few times before install. The fact that it happened on a bilstein is probably 1 in a mil tho
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