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ordered bilstein 5150 14" travel ????

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by stretch67, Jun 28, 2004.

  1. stretch67

    stretch67 1/2 ton status

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    ordered bilstein 5150 14\" travel ????

    hey! i ordered front-rear bilstein 5150's with the 14.5" travel. i think the rear is about right with the suspension sitting level. mount to mount length is 27.5". collapsed shock length is 20.37. extended is 34.90 so the rear is centered for travel. but the front sits lower. 23" mount to mount.i have read the posts refering to f%%d mounts. but making my own sounds easier-cheaper. my question is if i fabricate brackets should i center the shock excactly for compression and shock droop-extension or lean toward one or the other thanks /forums/images/graemlins/hack.gif /forums/images/graemlins/hack.gif /forums/images/graemlins/hack.gif
     
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    Re: ordered bilstein 5150 14\" travel ????

    Measure. If your spring plate is 6" from the bumpstop, you need 6" of up travel and you can use the rest for down travel.

    I add a 1/2" for safety.

    Definitely don't just center your shock for travel--measure to see how much up travel you will require.

    The ford towers are cheap and easy.
     
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    Re: ordered bilstein 5150 14\" travel ????

    WHere did you order your shocks???
     
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    Re: ordered bilstein 5150 14\" travel ????

    I dunno where he got his but www.eshocks.com has a good price.
     
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    Re: ordered bilstein 5150 14\" travel ????

    We need pics when they are mounted! /forums/images/graemlins/peace.gif
     
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    Re: ordered bilstein 5150 14\" travel ????

    what valving did you get?
    I'm using dual 170/65's on my diesel truck and that's about right.
    -T
     
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    Re: ordered bilstein 5150 14\" travel ????

    I have a set on my 89K5 and can really feel the differance. It still doesn't ride like a luxury car but a lot better than with the old RS 9000's. /forums/images/graemlins/k5.gif
     
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    Re: ordered bilstein 5150 14\" travel ????

    Let us know how you like them once you get them all in. I have been thinking about a set of those myself but I wanted to hear what some experiences are with them.
     
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    Re: ordered bilstein 5150 14\" travel ????

    ordered them from www.shockwarehouse.com $90 each. every other place i could find was $99. plus $17 to ship all 4 i thought that wasn't bad. i ordered them with 255/70 valving pics on the way! hope to see shocks this week. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     

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