Bilstein FRONT 5100 Series Adjustable Height Shock (1-2.5" Front Lift)

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Does Bilstein FRONT 5100 Series Adjustable Height Shock (1-2.5" Front Lift) fits RWD ?​

 

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They do, but springs lift, not shocks
How do you want to use them ?
Are you using them with OME aftermarket springs ?
Suspension is the same no matter if 4WD or just rear wheel drive

Wonder why it was posted in this section ?
 

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Does Bilstein FRONT 5100 Series Adjustable Height Shock (1-2.5" Front Lift) fits RWD ?​

They do. I bought some and OME springs. My mechanic tried the OME springs with said it didn't work and went with the oem springs and got 2 1/2 that way.i still have the springs and want to get the biltein shocks that will work with the new springs.But the stock springs with the 5100's seem to work really well.
 
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I'd love to try the 5100's up front. Does anyone have good info on the adjustment range in terms of +/- from stock length?

Interesting that you got a substantial lift with the stock springs @Joey D , is the new shock adjusted to be shorter or longer than stock?
 

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I'd love to try the 5100's up front. Does anyone have good info on the adjustment range in terms of +/- from stock length?

Interesting that you got a substantial lift with the stock springs @Joey D , is the new shock adjusted to be shorter or longer than stock?
I got 2 1/2 up front which worked perfectly with the OME springs and Bilsteins on the rear. 2 1/2 all the way around. The 5100's up front had 3 different positions. I didn't really check it out carefully but I can go look and see what position was used. (Assuming it works the way I'm thinking it does)
 

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I got 2 1/2 up front which worked perfectly with the OME springs and Bilsteins on the rear. 2 1/2 all the way around. The 5100's up front had 3 different positions. I didn't really check it out carefully but I can go look and see what position was used. (Assuming it works the way I'm thinking it does)
I just checked. Looks like there's more than three settings. Looks like there's 3 grooves lower that could have given less than 2 1/2 . Makes me think it may be on the highest, most lift, setting.
 

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shocks do not provide lift nor are they supposed to
Springs provide lift
Using them with worn out used sagged, bagged stock springs is just a waste of money
 

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I'd love to try the 5100's up front. Does anyone have good info on the adjustment range in terms of +/- from stock length?

Interesting that you got a substantial lift with the stock springs @Joey D , is the new shock adjusted to be shorter or longer than stock?
No, please no
 

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The 5100 front shocks has a big snap ring that goes in one of several grooves on the OD of the shock. The bottom seat for the spring is higher up on the shock.. So where you locate the snap ring adjususts the height.
 

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The 5100 front shocks has a big snap ring that goes in one of several grooves on the OD of the shock. The bottom seat for the spring is higher up on the shock.. So where you locate the snap ring adjususts the height.
When used with OME springs for example, NOT stock sagged out springs
 
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