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Old 06-02-2011, 09:09 AM
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Bilstien 5100 shocks

How long do these typically last? I've had mine for almost 50k and recently it feels like I'm riding on bricks. I have 97k on the truck, all highway, tow a little bit. Would they really go out after 50k? Doesn't seem that long for an expensive shock.
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Old 06-02-2011, 09:36 AM
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Put the truck on lift so that the wheels are hanging down then check for oil leakage from the shocks as that is the first sign of them going bad.
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Old 06-02-2011, 10:40 AM
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I've put 300k on one set and 180k on another..still were working fine..take them off and see hiw they react to being compressed. They are warranted forever.
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I had 30k on a set on a 03 2500HD ram with a 6 inch lift and they were shot after 30k miles. I had another set on a 05 F250 with a 6 inch fabtech and they lasted almost 50k and they started riding rough. I wont waste my money on 5100s anymore. My ES9000 'EL CHEAPO' Rancho shocks ride better then the 5100s and 75% less money.
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Old 06-03-2011, 06:11 AM
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Well I pulled the boot back on my steering stabilizers and there was oil. So they are definitely leaking. I'll check the shocks now.
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Old 06-03-2011, 10:13 AM
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2006 F250 with 6" BDS lift..

FRONT part #
BIL-BE5-C297-H0

REAR part #
BIL-BE5-6246-H5

I will be ordering some when I have more money.
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