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Bilstein Shock Valving

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by wforicv, Jun 28, 2005.

  1. wforicv

    wforicv 1/2 ton status

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    Looking to buy the Bilstein 5150's. The 5150's come in different valving. I have some measuring to do still but the question is on valving. Here is what is on the website:

    Part Number Description Valving Travel Ext. Length Col. Length
    A198-H0 14" 5150 170/60 14.53 34.9 20.37
    A198-H1 14" 5150 255/70 14.53 34.9 20.37

    What valving are you guys running? Which is softer (guessing the 170/60). School me!

    Eric
     
  2. HELLBENT DESIGNS

    HELLBENT DESIGNS 1/2 ton status

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    170/60 is lighter. i am running the 255/70 but no miles on the this truck! i had them on my 67 gmc longbed and they rode nice :D they are going on the new rig which is lighter so not sure what to expect :grin:
     
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    Thanks Hellbent. Keep me posted when you get the new rig going. I am thinking about going with the 170/60's. This is not a DD but will make a few trips to and from to trails.
     
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    255/70 for leaf springs is the common valving used.
     
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    pismorat 1/2 ton status

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    I also use the 255/70, they say to use them if only using 1 shock per wheel. If you want to run dual shocks like all the "showy" new trucks, then run the lighter valving. I love the 255/70's, they ride so nice and work well.
     
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    Thanks guys
     

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