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post #1 of 15 Old 05-07-2009, 09:31 AM Thread Starter
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Installing Bilstien 5100

When I get home today Ill be installing my bilstiens on my 2006 f350 4x4 and was wandering if theres any tips or tricks you guys that already have them can give me.

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oparently they go upside down thats all i can say.

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Spray WD-40 on the post on the front shocks. For the loop ends put some grease on them and they'll slide on easier.
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I want to hear how it improves the ride of your truck.

Install should be straight forward, WD-40 would be helpful


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once you cut the band on the shock it will fully extend. I used a bottle jack to compress the shock into the lower mount.

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oparently they go upside down thats all i can say.
The fronts and the backs go upsidedown.

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SCT Tunes Cale, DJ, Spartan & Innovative
bilstien 5100's
fox 2.0 dual steering stabilizer
2" Leveling Kit
35x13.00x18 Nitto A/T
Zoodad, Autometers PhantomII, PTO switch,
Harpoon, 18" XD Diesels
2010 Toyota Tundra
Rock Warrior
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The fronts and the backs go upsidedown.
Whats upsidedown to you? boot on top or bottom?
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boots on bottom i always seen shooks with them on top.

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boot on bottom lol.

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bilstien 5100's
fox 2.0 dual steering stabilizer
2" Leveling Kit
35x13.00x18 Nitto A/T
Zoodad, Autometers PhantomII, PTO switch,
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I'm a boots on top person if there is boots on the shocks. No boots and they go on body side up.
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