Bilstein 2 5100 Series Struts and 2 5100 Series Shock Package - SHOCKINGBIL5100W-FRTSTRUT |

Bilstein 2 5100 Series Struts and 2 5100 Series Shock Package - SHOCKINGBIL5100W-FRTSTRUT

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  • Bilstein | Part Number: S/DSHOCKINGBIL5100W-FRTSTRUT
  • Fitment:Universal Fit


Bilsteins 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 larger tire, Application specific design available for many popular light trucks and SUVs.

Customer Reviews

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4.0 Don't fit

I didn't buy them, I was told they wouldn't fit with a 2 inch lift...

5.0 First order started rocky

This was my first purchase from 4wd and it started really badly. I didn't get all my order and bottom line wasn't going to for weeks due to backorder. These guys went to bat for me and got me my stuff in two days after I called. I was upset when I called too. Even though I had to fabricate one of the dust boot to inner/ lower bushing spacers for to it was missing out of the badly damaged boxes, they were ok and made it to me. I appreciate you guys getting them here as soon as you did. I will be back

from Wichita, ks. |
5.0 Great ride in conjunction with ReadyLift

Put the shocks at stock ride height since I installed leveling lift and after a great alignment... perfect!

from High Desert |
5.0 Exactly what I was looking for!

The installation was straight forward and I installed them at the same time as ReadyLift 3/2 leveling lift and since I was utilizing a lift in conjunction with the shocks, it was imperative to set the shocks at stock ride height to keep from rattling every bolt loose as the shocks are designed to pre-load the springs to solely use them for lifting... getting a quality alignment is essential upon completion of the install. Wow! Now it is an exceptional ride and room to go bigger with my next set of tires! The only down side was that the PlanDemic delayed the back shocks delivery by 10 months, but glad it’s all done. Highly recommend.

from High Desert SoCal |
2017 Ford Expedition EL Limited 4x4
5.0 Bilsteins all around.

Great shocks, achived perfect leveling hieght. Rides smooths no more nose dive on brakeing.

from South San Diego, Ca. |
5.0 Great ride with these struts

I bought these and installed in the summer this year. These definitely smoothed out the ride and look good on the truck. I hated the stock ride and am glade I installed the Bilstein 5100’s. At first they were a little stiff that changed after a month or so of break in.

from Pittsburgh Pa |
Best decision
5.0 Bilstein 5100 on a 2018 Chevy Silverado 1500

Worth the buy! I asked the shop to set mine on position 3 (1 being OEM w/ 4 being highest setting). That gave me nearly 2" of front-end lift on my Chevy. It took out most of my rake, if not all of it. Front measurements before install were 35.5" from ground to the bottom of the wheel well. After install that raised it to roughly 37.5". The rear remained at 38". I also upgraded the factory P255/70R17 for a set of Toyo Open Country LT265/70R17. Almost went with a 285 series. Shop thought we could get away with it. I chickened out. Glad I did. I wanted the sidewalls at the wheel wells, not extending past them. I live in the sticks. Wanted to keep the mud and dirt in the wells. Happy with my 265's. Unbelievable difference between Bilstein's and OEM shocks / struts! Before commenting about the rear shocks being upside down, I encourage you to go to Bilstein's website and read their installation commentary. I was surprised by the boot down installation as well. Figured they knew more about what they build than I did. I would recommend having the struts professionally installed unless you are a true pro. Using these for leveling puts added pressure on the factory springs. I had a hard time getting them installed myself. Gave up and hired the pros since I was getting tires anyway. My truck is a 2018 Silverado with the LT package. It had roughly 22,000 miles on it at install. Only had the Bilstein’s for a short-time, but I do like them. Again, day and night better than the factory parts.

from Oklahoma |
5.0 Worth it! Get front installed professionally.

Night and day difference on my 2018 Tacoma. I have a 2 inch lift and an add-a-leaf. Rear was a breeze to install but I wish I had paid for the front install.

from Salt Lake City, UT |


Question & Answers

142 Answered questions

Q: can I use the taller setting (1.75") with my stock coils on my 03 Tacoma, Prerunner, without any side affects in the longer run? If so would I need an alignment afterwards? Answer this question

A: I suggest buying after market upper control arms with any lift kit past factory. I suggest this from doing lifts with out upgrading arms. You can do it with out. But it puts alot of stress on cv axiles. Plus boots for axiles always tear or pop off. And The suspension always seems rough. I like the SPC Upper Control arms. They are mostly maintenance free other than greasing at oil changes. Theres a ton of adjustability for bigger tires and shocks. They come in a kit for around $620. Most dont like price tag, but it out ways having to replace boots, cv joints, and other out of alignment damage. Also no did drop needed on 3" lifts with them. They also have better articulation improving ride comfort. I have 3rd gen 4 runner that has 5100s on them on mid setting with SPC Upper Control Arms. Ride feels like stock. Plus alignment Is perfect no where on any parts. I also suggest sway bar extensions. Just for cornering feels less scetchy. So long answer short yes you can use, but there will be side effects. There will always be side effects changing geometry of stock and don't let anyone tell you different. I made that mistake and cost me more to fix then just getting proper suspension. I also suggest saving and buying all parts needed and doing all at once. You'll save in repairs and time in the long run

Answered by don.cool75 from Granite Falls, WA on 01/22/2021

A: Hello, a few days ago I installed the Bilstein 5100 Series shock absorbers together with a 2.5 Inch Lift Kit in my 2014 Jeep Wrangler, the handling changed in favor, the suspension feels very soft and when running it above 100 KM per hour on the road it does not lost no stability, I definitely recommend these shocks.

Answered by Anonymous from Monterrey, Mexico on 01/20/2021

A: Not sure if they will fit but after I ordered my shocks end links, bushings and brake pads ( i was down there so why not) Someone from 4WP contacted me after my order was placed which I’m glad they did because I ordered the wrong rear pads. So to answer your question if it doesn’t work for your truck they will make it right. Good luck 

Answered by BValdez from Seattle Wa on 01/20/2021

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Q: I have a 2020 chevy Silverado with a 6 inch lift can I use 5100 series shock package Answer this question

A: I am no mechanic however if you have spacers or a body lift, you can use the 5100s I would just call for four wheel parts and ask to make sure

Answered by billy88 from Encinitas, San Diego on 05/05/2021

A: I don’t know much about the Chevy Silverado with the lift, but I do know a friend with 5100s on his Silverado and loves them, I put mine on my 14 Tacoma 4 x 4 and it rides like a dream on and off road! Maybe look at a blog, but I highly suggest them. By far the best shocks at that price point!

Answered by billy88 from Encinitas, San Diego on 05/04/2021

A: Our shocking deals packages are built around the customers year, make, model and lift. Once the order is placed our sales team builds the package based on your vehicle information. Please call our sales line for your shock options Toll Free: 1-877-474-4821

Answered by Kelly from 4WP Corporate Headquarters on 05/03/2021

Q: Hello, I'm looking at buying a set of these shocks for my 2018 GMC 1500 SLT 4x4. Do I need a spring compressor to use my existing front springs? And u have an existing 2" level kit. Is that a problem? Thank you!! Answer this question

A: Yes, the springs must be compressed in order to remove the springs from the existing shocks and also they must be installed compressed over new shocks, leveling and lift systems on the top make no difference, other than that the new Bilstein shocks must be in the stock ride height position for installation.

Answered by JAM2020 from High Desert CA on 03/28/2021

A: I have an ‘18 Chevy. You will absolutely need a spring compressor. And not a cheep rental from your local auto parts store. I tried that and lost the battle. Mine were stout. I tried to do it myself. I gave up and hired a shop. And I’ve done this before. As for the existing 2” lift, my opinion is they should still work. I’d leave them on the bottom (OEM) setting. Directions will make that setting clear. Don’t raise the ring. I did not have a leveling kit. I set my shocks on the 3rd highest range. That gave me a little over 2”. The stocks have a lot of travel. I live off a dirt road. Not even a well maintained one. These shocks provided a very noticeable ride difference over factory. Liked them so much, I put them on my wife’s Grand Cherokee a month after my Chevy got a set. I think they will do great. Again, just one guys opinion. Good luck!

Answered by KP's Silverado from Oklahoma on 03/27/2021

A: Yes, a spring compressor will be required to remove and re-install the coil spring onto the front struts. 4WP offers multiple leveling kits for the 2018 GMC 1500 4x4.

Answered by Kelly from 4WP Corporate Headquarters on 03/22/2021

Q: If I put these shocks on my 4Runner without new coils, can I set them to stock height and do my lift at a later time. Answer this question

A: Yes. There is a setting for stock height.

Answered by Chris66 from Del Rio Texas on 01/13/2021

A: Yes you can. I used mine on my FJ as a leveling kit. No need to replace springs. Adjusted fronts up 1 3/4” 

Answered by Jared from Mashpee, ma on 01/12/2021

A: Yes, these shocks are adjustable from 0" - 2.5" of lift, so you can set them at stock height with your stock coils and then adjust them later when you are ready to lift it.

Answered by Christian from 4WP HQ on 01/11/2021

Q: Will these fit a 2009 silverado with a 6" lift? Answer this question

A: You would need to check the recommended shock travel/compression for your current lift manufacturer. Then check the max travel/compression of these shocks and see if it meets the specs.

Answered by Jase from California on 05/06/2021

A: Yes they will fit. Our shocking deals packages are built around the customers year, make, model and lift. Once the order is placed our sales team builds the package based on your vehicle information. Please call our sales line for your shock options Toll Free: 1-877-474-4821

Answered by Kelly from 4WP Corporate Headquarters on 05/04/2021


While the ThyssenKrupp Bilstein Company began as a German enterprise, Bilstein shocks are developed and manufactured in Hamilton, Ohio. Bilstein develops and fabricates premium quality monotube shock absorbers directly for automobile manufactures, aftermarket outfits and motorsports applications. The precision and craftsmanship in manufacturing that fueled company growth in Germany were brought straight to the factory in Hamilton, Ohio. The factory includes an engineering department, rigorous shock testing facility and a motorsports track. The track allows the engineers to tweak their designs in response to real world testing during development. The rigorous testing allows for designs to go through a machine simulated life of a shock absorber in all kinds of terrain conditions. The resulting products promise the highest in performance. Shop Bilstein Now


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