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post #1 of 3 Old 05-11-2011, 02:10 PM Thread Starter
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Question for guys running Bilstein 5100/5160 with an auto and stock drive shafts

The longer front Bilstein 5100ís and 5160ís have an extended length of 27.6 inches which is allot of travel. I am guessing you guys are having issues with the stock front drive shaft hitting the tranny pan, skid plate, or exhaust at full drop. I plan on ditching the skid plate and run the Rock Krawler HD tranny pan but I donít know if the shaft will still hit the exhaust and RK tranny pan?

I am looking for some ideaís how to fix the clearance issues from guys that are running the longer Bilstein shocks with an auto transmission.
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post #2 of 3 Old 05-11-2011, 02:45 PM
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Not running bilsteins. But to keep from hitting the skid and tranny. You need a new front driveshaft. They are smaller in dia.

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This is what I did with my exhaust:

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As you can see, I had the passenger side pipe ran behind the cross member and bell housing and then under the trans to the drivers side to meet up with the rest of the exhaust.

On the passenger side, the pipe sits under the fuel line and even though there was PLENTY of room, I felt a little worried so Jarrett fabbed up a custom heat shield:

(I dont believe Jarrett has any plans to sell this shield yet )
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