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Shock length ?

Hey folks, I'm in need of some specs on AEV/Bilstein shock length. I asked AEV, and here was their response:

Thank you for contacting AEV. These shocks are designed specifically for our 3.5/4.5 suspension kits, and unfortunately the exact dimensions and specifications are not advertised or available.

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Kyle Leeds
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P: 248-926-0256 x257 | F: 248-387-4100


Yeah, thanks. So much for customer service. Maybe this should've been in "Dirty Laundry."

Anyway, does anyone know compressed and extended lengths on AEV's 5100s?

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I expect that they have the same collapsed and extended lengths as the appropriate standard 5100s but are vavled/tuned for AEV. Can't say for sure though.

If that is the case,
Front: 16.41" and 27.56"
Rear: 16.96" and 27.36"

If they do have custom lengths, those measurements are useless.

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Wait .. You are not going to rip AEV for not giving a simple shock measurement ? Lol

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Wait .. You are not going to rip AEV for not giving a simple shock measurement ? Lol

They would deserve it. Shock length is not something that should be proprietary.
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Wait .. You are not going to rip AEV for not giving a simple shock measurement ? Lol
Thought I did. But like I said, belongs in Dirty Laundry.

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They would deserve it. Shock length is not something that should be proprietary.
Totally agree. Maybe I'll post the whole conversation in DL, but for now I think this is enough here. Just trying to find the information for a direct comparison to another product, which is what I think AEV is afraid of.

If worse comes to worse, I'll pull them off the Jeep when I get it back from the shop and measure them myself. Maybe then I'll post a thread here with the title "SECRET PROPRIETARY TECHNICAL SPECS AEV DOESNT WANT YOU TO KNOW!"

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Bilstien lists their shock specs on their website.

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