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Old August 14th, 2020, 08:03
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Re: Bilstein shocks... whatchya gonna runnin??

Nope! I have been rebuilding the rear end piece by piece and delaying the inevitable...

You are running out of compression because those shocks are to long... finding a shorter shock that still has the down travel you want will put you in my boat... only, with my extra lift it should be easier!

16” compressed.... 32” extended... why is that so hard to come by?
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Old August 14th, 2020, 13:49
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Re: Bilstein shocks... whatchya gonna runnin??

I have 4" of compression that is plenty. But about the ske down travel.
16" is the 11" 5125 compressed
16" is 8" fox comressed
Somehow 5125 overal is shorter for stroke length

My compressed 4" virtually stay the same but I gain 2" down hmm 2" doesn't even sound like its worth it.

Or I get 12" fox foa king rework mounts so I have 6" of shadt showing at ride height or 4" and have 6" down wicj just abut works out to the same as bolting 11" 5125 in my current brckets.
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Old August 14th, 2020, 14:15
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Bilstein shocks... whatchya gonna runnin??

This is at ride height.
Plenty of compression actually perfect tire touches my fender

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Old November 24th, 2020, 13:09
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Re: Bilstein shocks... whatchya gonna runnin??

Holy Moly.. just read all 7 pages of this thread. Did you guys ever come up with a solution? Most of what I read about downtravel, etc. is new to me. But I'm not in the same boat as you and not super-fine tuning squish & droop..
I'm just wondering which Fox 2.0 to get from Accutune.. they have a couple options for ranges of lift.
I'm calling them this afternoon to try and pin it down. All this ties in with the threads you guys have been dealing with me on.. SRB, drop shackles, new springs, CAD.. yada, yada.
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Holy Moly.. just read all 7 pages of this thread. Did you guys ever come up with a solution? Most of what I read about downtravel, etc. is new to me. But I'm not in the same boat as you and not super-fine tuning squish & droop..
I'm just wondering which Fox 2.0 to get from Accutune.. they have a couple options for ranges of lift.
I'm calling them this afternoon to try and pin it down. All this ties in with the threads you guys have been dealing with me on.. SRB, drop shackles, new springs, CAD.. yada, yada.
Well I sure wouldn't waste my time until you have all your lift problems sorted out and can flex your XJ up to take measurements. I would also recommend you get your drive shaft angles figured out and then relocate the lower shock mounts!
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Old November 24th, 2020, 13:29
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Well I sure wouldn't waste my time until you have all your lift problems sorted out and can flex your XJ up to take measurements. I would also recommend you get your drive shaft angles figured out and then relocate the lower shock mounts!
Ya, just killin' a cold day inside and wandering the forums. Lots to do before I monkey with shocks - like measure the existing and flex.
Which lower shock mounts? The rear lower mounts were moved up on recommendation of DPG with OME kit.
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Re: Bilstein shocks... whatchya gonna runnin??

I'm thinking it's moot for me. Contacted MetalCloak re shocks with their 4.5" progressive springs. Turns out they use OME 60052L on the front with their springs and that's what I already have on the XJ.
60053 (no L) on the rear so looking to see if the 'L' is a real thing for the rears.
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Old November 25th, 2020, 14:05
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Re: Bilstein shocks... whatchya gonna runnin??

I'd definitely do race series with ladies adjuster. Wouldn't go shorter than 10"

Cycle it with coils removed to get best shock lenth. Rework upper and lowers ad needed
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Old November 25th, 2020, 15:05
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The 5165s were a consideration- from all Iíve read they are 5100s with a remote reservoirs... and that is only a benefit when running hard and fast to dissipate heat. There is only like a double shot glass of oil in them- if that.

From what Iíve read of course.

For double the price I think 5125 or 5100 should fit the bill

Remote reservoir has nothing to do with heat dissipation


It's about packaging travel




You can get 7100's with custom valving, and you can also get Fox 2.0's with custom valving - both from Offroadwarehouse
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Old November 25th, 2020, 15:44
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Bilstein shocks... whatchya gonna runnin??

Didn't see much if any packaging difference between res or not across the board of manufacturers.
Vakved 7100s would also be nice

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