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Old September 16th, 2009, 08:14 AM
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Bilstein 7100 bushing replacement

I'm getting some noise from my rear shocks and am pretty sure the bushings are shot as their is a lot of play on both. Has anyone changed the bilstein 7100 bushings to daystar or equivalent?

I found this info for replacement on a google search and want to make sure it is correct.

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Those heim joints on the 7100s wear out super fast. I went through a bunch of the heims before I replaced them with a poly replacement. They lose a little twist, but the poly sure does ride a lot nicer. If you need the part# let me know and Iíll dig up my notes. I bought them from Paul at eShocks.com I bought mine from eShocks: (800) 303-6211 Talk to: Paul - Bilstein rep Ask for Prothane 19-920 (12mm bolt) or (19-919 1/2″ bolt) - Bilstein 7100 heim joint replacement bushings You need 4 packages as each package comes with 2 bushings (top and bottom). Total will be around $45 I bought 19-919 because I bought my 7100s before RTE started selling the step down spacers to use with the factory Land Rover bolt size. If you drilled/tapped your shock mounts for 1/2″ bolts you want the 19-919. If you are running the genuine bolts with the RTE step-down spacers you want 19-920. I believe both part numbers have an extension that describes the color (e.g. 19-919-BL for black).
How easy is the bushing press out? Just trying to decide if my press will handle it.
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Old September 16th, 2009, 08:31 AM
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I changed mine to the poly bushings and it is easy to crank the out ones out. I think we used a vise with some sockets. one to push one to receive. so if you have a press it should be no problem. You will get a loud bang then you know the heim is out.

It will cut all the noise out. i've been running mine for 1.5 years and they are still fine.
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I think Alan at Cityside stocks them now. Berg had them put in my old D2 at Alan's.

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Old September 16th, 2009, 04:37 PM
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Thanks guys, talked to Alan. Ordered them from eshocks. I'll pop them out and do a quick write-up.
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