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Truck and Jeep Parts Home » Suspension » Shock Absorbers » Bilstein 5100 Series Ride Height Adjustable Shock Absorber - 24-186940

Bilstein 5100 Series Ride Height Adjustable Shock Absorber - 24-186940

Bilstein | Part Number: BIL24-186940
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Part Number: BIL24-186940
  • Technical Details

    • Bilstein 5100 Series Ride Height Adjustable Shock Absorber
    • Collapsed Length (IN): 12.95
    • Extended Length (IN): 18.48
    • Travel Length (IN): 5.53
    • Lower Mount: Bar pin
    • Upper Mount: Stem
    • Shaft Diameter: 14mm
    • Reservoir: No
    • Finish: Zinc plated
    • Body Design: 46mm ID snap ring grooved body (Coilover)
    • Internal Design: Mono tube
    • Boot Included: No

Bilstein's 5100 Series Ride Height Adjustable Shocks are Zinc-plated shocks that install like factory replacement shocks and are designed to correct the factory nose-down rake, allowing for the use of larger wheels and tires. The OEM spring seat is repositioned to provide more preload to the factory spring. The result is a level front to rear ride height. Features include: Monotube gas pressure construction, Extremely affordable, Snap ring grooves on shock body provide up to 2.75" of front end lift (depending on application), More practical than strut extension or spring pre-load spacer kits, Offers increased wheel travel while accommodating a 33" tire, Application specific design available for many popular light trucks and SUVs.

Installation instructions are in PDF format. You will need Adobe Reader to view these files.
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FitmentShock SeriesHydraulic / Gas Charged
Direct Fit5100 SeriesGas Charged

Customer Reviews

Average Customer Review
5.0
 

Awesome

5.0

By CPSilverado

from Medford, OR

 

Comments about Bilstein5100 Series Ride Height Adjustable Shock Absorber:

Great! These bilsteins leveled my silverado 1500 nicely to fit 285/65/18 tires. It rides at least as good as stock, probably a bit of improvement in my opinion. Difficult to install only because you need from spring/strut assembly. Had a shop do it for a decent price in only a couple hours. Definitely recommend if you are trying to level your truck.

 

These are perfect!

5.0

By Smidrow

from Michigan

 

Comments about Bilstein5100 Series Ride Height Adjustable Shock Absorber:

I have a new GMC Sierra 1500 SLE Crew Cab. Wanted it to look like a real truck so I went with Bilstein 5100's front and back. Put a 3/8" ReadyLift shim under the adjusteble front shock on it's highest setting plus a 1" ReadyLift taller block in the rear. Truck is 2 1/2" higher in front than stock & 1" higher in back. Still has a 1/4" rake for trailering without it being rear end low. Have more tra

 

great riding shocks

5.0

By deerhunter

from springfield il.

 

Comments about Bilstein5100 Series Ride Height Adjustable Shock Absorber:

easy to install, ride was great, a lot better then the rancho quick lifts were that I had on before, would be nice to buy then already loaded with springs, but no big deal.

 

Great Shocks!!

5.0

By The Shanester

from Las Vegas, NV

 

Comments about Bilstein5100 Series Ride Height Adjustable Shock Absorber:

I have a 2011 Chevy Silverado 1500 crew cab. These shocks raised the front end 1 3/4 inches and eliminated the nose down rake that I didn't like, without having to install a leveling kit or tamper with the OEM engineering. Also gave the front end a "stronger" feel.

 

Really good shocks

5.0

By Wally

from Baton Rouge, La

 

Comments about Bilstein5100 Series Ride Height Adjustable Shock Absorber:

I bought these for off road when I hunt, expecting a harsh on road ride. Big surprise the on road ride is better than the stock shocks were when they were new. Off road is what I was looking for good bump absorption and great control. Truck sits slightly higher than stock which looks pretty cool.

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Questions & Answers

  • Q:

    what do i need to buy to complete the shock or it is a bolt on?
  • Q:

    "I have a 2008 gmc Sierra 4x4 if I install this shock at full height can I fit a 33"" tire that the wheel has a 5 1/2"" back set on it? I am seeing conflicting lift heights from 1.75""-2.75"". Also truck is sitting bone stock at this time."
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