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Old July 29th, 2010, 03:52 AM
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Question Bilstein Shock Length

Am getting ready for new rear shock and am interested in the Bilstein 7100 series as I've heard good things about them. They come in 8, 10, 12, 14in travel and I am wondering what the longest I can fit with a 1 1/2 in lift? Figured try and get a little extra travel when I put the new shocks on.

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Old July 29th, 2010, 01:08 PM
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travel and lift are not directly related to each other... you will need new towers with whatever you go with as the connections are different. Where and how you fit said towers will effect your need for different bump-stops to keep from bottoming out on your shocks. Additionally... you may need cones for your rear springs as you might droop past thier length with increased travel...
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Old July 29th, 2010, 04:15 PM
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The mention of the lift was just to make clear the only suspenion adjustment, I actually dont want anymore lift just travel.

A guess a better question would be has anyone mounted 7100s and how did you do it? Also can you order them with different mounts?
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I ran 10in shocks with ~2in of lift and rockware upper mounts.
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