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Does anyone know if you can use the Bilstein adjustable strut for an 06 Liberty. I’m not wanting to lift my Jeep anymore with it, I just personally don’t like the yellow ome/bilstein.
 

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Does anyone know if you can use the Bilstein adjustable strut for an 06 Liberty. I’m not wanting to lift my Jeep anymore with it, I just personally don’t like the yellow ome/bilstein.
Shock, we do not have struts;)
But you could
BUT
shocks are not what lifts a vehicle, the springs do
Shocks control the motion from the springs so it rides good
Plus they sell paint if you do not like the color of a shock
 

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Shock, we do not have struts;)
But you could
BUT
shocks are not what lifts a vehicle, the springs do
Shocks control the motion from the springs so it rides good
Plus they sell paint if you do not like the color of a shock

Okay, thank you
 

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Hi Tom, my Jeep has come along way and I'm chuffed with the results, what I'm having trouble with is finding a programmer or powerchip etc. For a 2003 3.7 with 42 rle trans. Do you know of anything or anyway to address timing advance shift points etc.

Jet makes a piggyback tuner for the 3.7, it's not terribly expensive, and comes either as a Stage 1 or 2. I have stage 1 installed for the last 2 years and not only are the shift points better but low end torque and midrange feel stronger. MPG pretty good all things considered. It's not nearly as good as a CPU tune but nor is it as expensive or invasive - even those are marginally beneficial for anything naturally aspirated. Looks like Tom thinks they're junk but I've been tweaking cars for 25 years and don't invest in junk. So YMMV.
 

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Jet makes a piggyback tuner for the 3.7, it's not terribly expensive, and comes either as a Stage 1 or 2. I have stage 1 installed for the last 2 years and not only are the shift points better but low end torque and midrange feel stronger. MPG pretty good all things considered. It's not nearly as good as a CPU tune but nor is it as expensive or invasive - even those are marginally beneficial for anything naturally aspirated. Looks like Tom thinks they're junk but I've been tweaking cars for 25 years and don't invest in junk. So YMMV.
They can and do change shift point s BUT theyare worthless from there
Tweaking/building 4x4s/hot rods since the 70s
and do it right , no junk, only good parts
 

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How do i go about getting the bushings for bilsteins 24-185660 rear shocks?
 

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The top of the new shocks doesnt have a sleeve . Only a bushing and there is to much space between the frame mounting point. I measure just under 2in from the old shock sleeve. And the bottom eye sockets i was thinking of adding a few washers to get a snugg fit between the sides as there is space also . Should i just take the old sleeves out or could i use some spacers for the top. Not sure what to do?
 

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I too bought the 24-185660s for the rear and the shop doing the install said they were "too skinny". I have them putting the originals back in (they tried to sell me another brand I did not remotely recognize).

I read in another thread that different sleeve/bushing was required for the 24-185660 in a Liberty

 

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I too bought the 24-185660s for the rear and the shop doing the install said they were "too skinny". I have them putting the originals back in (they tried to sell me another brand I did not remotely recognize).

I read in another thread that different sleeve/bushing was required for the 24-185660 in a Liberty

OEMs are way too short use the ones you bought, geeezzz
 

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The Bilsteins shock bushing ends are a little too narrow for the mount points on the rear of my KK, so the installer used a couple of fender washers, one on each side of the bushing, to make it work. 140,000 miles later, no issues. Those Bilsteins are still going strong too.
 

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The Bilsteins shock bushing ends are a little too narrow for the mount points on the rear of my KK, so the installer used a couple of fender washers, one on each side of the bushing, to make it work. 140,000 miles later, no issues. Those Bilsteins are still going strong too.
Seems like that would be a common sense issue to any shop that says they know how to install a lift kit
Problem is so many do not know how or have common sense
 

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