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So I have been reading a few articles and it seems that these shocks kick some serious ass.

Anyone on the forum find them for sale yet? better yet, anyone running them?

The article was in a 4 wheel mag, so might be biased. I am looking for any opinions as I am looking to upgrade my shocks very soon.
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Have them, like them.....

Just gotta rip off those ugly boots

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If you don't mind me asking where did you get them?

Did you buy the fancy mount for the remote res. or just ziptie it up out of they way?
Any pics?
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154 views and nothing?

c'mon guys any opinions? pikturs help?

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Not sure if these have been shipped yet.
The Off-Road.com Project Jeep will be getting one of the first sets of these shocks and will do a full review on them in late Aug. or early Sept.

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I got the 5150's for the rear of mine.. I haven't installed them yet..But I got a good place to buy them..PM me if your interested.

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Not sure if these have been shipped yet.
The Off-Road.com Project Jeep will be getting one of the first sets of these shocks and will do a full review on them in late Aug. or early Sept.
Ahh I see. Looking forward to the write-up
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Partial Thread Hi-Jack:

I'm going to ask a retardedly stupid question, but here goes anyway...

I have 5100's on all four corners, but are not convinced I have the right shock. Can anyone tell me the performance difference between the 5100's, 5150's, and 5160's?

Thanks!

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I'm going to ask a retardedly stupid question, but here goes anyway...

I have 5100's on all four corners, but are not convinced I have the right shock. Can anyone tell me the performance difference between the 5100's, 5150's, and 5160's?

Thanks!

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Probably not enough to notice unless you like driving fast on rough roads or sand washes.

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So I have been reading a few articles and it seems that these shocks kick some serious ass.

Anyone on the forum find them for sale yet? better yet, anyone running them?

The article was in a 4 wheel mag, so might be biased. I am looking for any opinions as I am looking to upgrade my shocks very soon.
Ill give bilstein a call tomorrow and check there availability. We are right down the street from them and are a major distributor of theirs...ill get you all the info i can round up.


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Ill give bilstein a call tomorrow and check there availability. We are right down the street from them and are a major distributor of theirs...ill get you all the info i can round up.
Excellent!
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Excellent!
Hey, just got off the phone with our Bilstein Rep. and here's the deal. They are still in production and haven't hit the streets yet according to them they are still in testing but are going to be pretty sweet. He told me to expect them to be available late august for around $200 each. I'll post when they are available and we will be the first to have them considering i can go to there warehouse and back in about 20 minutes

If you looking for something compatible may i suggest checking out the Fox brand we also carry these shocks in stock...and these are already proven to be one of the best out. The remote res is $189.00 and we also offer it with a compression adjuster that works bitchin for $256.00. Here's the link for those:

http://offroadwarehouse.com/products.../730/sfID3/734

Hope this helped and let me know if you need anything.


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He told me to expect them to be available late august for around $200 each.
Unbelievable... they are coming in at a price higher than the rebuild-able 7100 sells for ?? I'd like to know their logic on that.... I was considering maybe upgrading to these shocks, but no way at that price.
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Unbelievable... they are coming in at a price higher than the rebuild-able 7100 sells for ?? I'd like to know their logic on that.... I was considering maybe upgrading to these shocks, but no way at that price.
Crazy huh? that price is not in stone just word of mouth from bilstein i guess we will have to wait and see.


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I'm going to ask a retardedly stupid question, but here goes anyway...

I have 5100's on all four corners, but are not convinced I have the right shock. Can anyone tell me the performance difference between the 5100's, 5150's, and 5160's?

Thanks!

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Good, a little better, and much better...but like someone else on here said the reservoir is really for cooling purposes. cooler is better though and one big bonus is that the 5160 is completely rebuild-able and may be revalved for your jeeps config.


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I have had these on my JK for 50K miles. Buy the billet mounts, the hose clamps tend to fall off when the rubber isolator starts to break down or gets weathered. Other than that, AWESOME.

I have the RK 2.5" lift with their lower control arms and track bar. The combo has given me rally car like handling (ok, a shitty slow, heavy, rally car) on dirt roads. I often need to go places that are down 20 miles of deep sandy wooped out farm section roads. These are totally straight roads, but are hard to haul ass on because of the deep dust/sand or, mud if it's been raining. Super demanding of shocks and these never have faded. The stock shocks would just stop working after an hour and got a little worse every time I needed to go there.

Anyone know where to buy the overhaul kits? After 50K they are not as good as they used to be. I rebuild motorcycle shocks all the time, these look simple by comparison. And yes, I have nitrogen and the stuff I need to refill them.

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You can get them from Bilstein. I ordered a couple of kits 2 years ago and remember them being under $30

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A good source for Bilsteins is e-shocks. Best prices I've found and excellent service.

http://eshocks.com/Bilstein.asp

When looking for JK shocks they have them listed under "Cherokee JK".

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Here is a link to all the bilstein off road shock info.
http://cart.bilsteinus.com/pdfs/off-road.pdf

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