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just ordered a set of bilstein shocks, on the website it says may have to modify factory bump stops. What is needed to be done? Thanks
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Just put the 5100's in last week no problems and it rides great.
 

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cool..i ordered the 5100,s i read i may need to modify bump stops, but couldnt find anything about it from searching. Thanks
 

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Were the 5100's a big improvement over stock? I have 103,000 miles on my truck with the stock shocks and I'm in need of some new shocks....bad lol
 

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Huge improvement over stock. i didn't have to mess with the bump stops, not sure? Took 1 hour to install.
 

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OH OK. That makes sense. Is there a difference between the yellow bilstein's and the zinc bilsteins. While googling them and looking on ebay I came across both versions. I think I wanna go with the zinc ones.
 

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The yellow ones are HD replacement shocks, and the silver 5100's are made for people running lifts, bigger tires, see some off roading, etc.

Most people go with the 5100's, and they are a definite upgrade from stock or aftermarket white body shocks.
 

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I think the parts numbers are 6647 and 6681 front and rear lift of 2" Get the zinc
 

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any one have part numbers for 6" lift. and steering stabilizer
 

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If you want to use a Bilstein shock for your steering stabilizer, you can use the Carli set up with a 7100 or 2 5100's in a dual set up. They list a SS shock on the Bilstein site, but it won't be available until later in the summer/fall.
 

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If you want to use a Bilstein shock for your steering stabilizer, you can use the Carli set up with a 7100 or 2 5100's in a dual set up. They list a SS shock on the Bilstein site, but it won't be available until later in the summer/fall.
Do you know if they have a dual mount for the 5100's that won't rub n my new Mag-Hytec diff cover?
 

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Do you know if they have a dual mount for the 5100's that won't rub n my new Mag-Hytec diff cover?
To run a dual 5100 set up, you'll need the Superlift dual SS bracket (other brands might work as well) and replace the cheap white body Superlift shocks with the 5100's. I have no clue if it'll clear the diff cover...... I know there are lots of clearance issues with that cover and steering stabilizers.
 

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That's what I've heard as well, but I also heard they had a new design that cleared dual SS. Since I jsut bought/ installed mine I was hoping it was the new design. :confused013:
 

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That's what I've heard as well, but I also heard they had a new design that cleared dual SS. Since I jsut bought/ installed mine I was hoping it was the new design. :confused013:
Might wanna give Don Thuren or the guys at Carli a call. They're the people who would know the most about what will clear.

The SS clearance issues keeps a lot of people from getting the front diff cover.
 
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