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Old 05-06-2010, 07:35 PM
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Bilstein shock ??

I am looking at 5100 bilsteins for a 6" lift here is my question they show the front for 5-6" of lift that's fine but the rear states 3-4" of lift for 250/350's so the blocks are 2" bigger on the 350's. so what is that based on 3 to 4" on top the factory rear height ad which factory height a 250 or 350? I am going to run almost 8" in the rear so i need to know if they will work without ripping them apart.
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Old 05-06-2010, 07:58 PM
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The front normally sits about 2" lower than the front. They are probably listed like that because most lifts also level, so a 6" lift would lift the front 6", but the rear only 4". I'm not 100% sure, but I'm sure someone who knows will chime in, or you can call before you order. FWIW, there's a guy at Off Road Warehouse here who swears by Bilsteins. Say's he rebuilds shocks, and they are far better than the others, and less expensive than most of them.
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Just went thru this on my 6" lift. I wanted the rear just a little higher (don't like that level look), ended up buying a specific one-block only (5 1/4") which put me outside of the 5100 series. Ended up calling Bilstein and getting some 5150? (I thinK) off-road shock. Don't remember the #, but you'll need to talk to them anyway, since your rear will be slighly different. But, their rear 5100 series shock stops application at the regular 6" "level" elevation. If that helps you any.
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Well on the 08' up 6" front 7" rear makes it level thats why i am confused because if you add the 3 to 4" on the f350 you would be good for 8" in the rear i just don't know how that works though.
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