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Bilstein 5160 Rear Shocks

Anyone using the Bilstein shock (P/N 25-187649) on the back of their lifted JK? What are your impressions? I'm currently using the R.E. shocks on the back of my lifted 2 dr. and like them, but I want a shock with a shorter compressed length so I can raise my lower shock mounts.

Other short body (16" compressed), long(er) stroke (11+") shock user input is welcome as well.

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Somebody must be running these shocks - They are JK-specific...
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I run the 5160s front and rear.

Not sure if I have the part number you listed. I got mine when the 5160s first came out and the part number then was BR5-G720-HO. It was the one for JKs with 0-2.5" of lift.

The shocks are good but def on the stiffer side.

My suggestion would be to really think about needing resi shocks or not especially in the rear. A 5100 is ~$80 each while these are ~$200.
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I run the 5160s front and rear.

Not sure if I have the part number you listed. I got mine when the 5160s first came out and the part number then was BR5-G720-HO. It was the one for JKs with 0-2.5" of lift.

The shocks are good but def on the stiffer side.

My suggestion would be to really think about needing resi shocks or not especially in the rear. A 5100 is ~$80 each while these are ~$200.
Yeah, I know...

Not looking for the resi as much as the shorter length when collapsed. These shocks (5160's) are 1 1/2" shorter collapsed than my current RE shocks, and 1" shorter than the equivalent 5100's. Looking to raise my lower shock mounts and LCA brackets up as much as I can - trying to get the bottoms flush with the swaybar link mounting tabs...

Thanks for the info!
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Yeah, I know...

Not looking for the resi as much as the shorter length when collapsed. These shocks (5160's) are 1 1/2" shorter collapsed than my current RE shocks, and 1" shorter than the equivalent 5100's. Looking to raise my lower shock mounts and LCA brackets up as much as I can - trying to get the bottoms flush with the swaybar link mounting tabs...

Thanks for the info!
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