Bilstein 5100 (Ride Height Adjustable) shock absorbers are designed for trucks and SUV's with a front OE coilover style suspension. Multiple snap-ring grooves in the body allow for different spring seat positions, providing 0-2.75 inches of front lift (depending on application). The monotube shock absorbers feature a 46mm digressive piston a with self-adjusting deflective disc valve setting. Bilstein 5100 (Ride Height Adjustable) shock absorbers provide increased wheel travel and improved handling. Utilizing a 5100 (Ride Height Adjustable) shock absorber is the easiest way to level out your vehicle.
Many internal systems contribute to your vehicle's overall safety and performance. But a properly working suspension system can make a huge difference in your ride. Whether you're installing a lift kit or fine-tuning your suspension with high-quality upgrades, 4 Wheel Parts has exactly what you need to get the job done. We stock over $100 million in inventory from more than 600 brands such as Bilstein, a top manufacturer of suspension components since 1954. We're proud to be a top source for Bilstein 5100 adjustable shocks and other upgrades to get your off-road machine trail-ready.
Your Source for Your Bilstein 5100 Leveling Kit and Shocks
Choosing the right shocks for your suspension system is key. You'll note that the 5100 series Bilstein leveling shocks are designed for vehicles using a front OE coilover style suspension. And Bilstein's 5100 shocks offer incredible versatility. The 5100 features snap-ring grooves to accommodate multiple spring seat positions. Other key features include self-adjusting deflective disc valving with independent rebound and compression tuning plus a durable zinc finish and protective multi-layer coating. Put these shocks to the test – they're ready for your toughest trail conditions.
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I bought a pair of 5100’s to replace my OEMs on the fronts (already had 5100s on the rears). Handles much better on payed roads than OEMs and the leveling looks great at highest setting. I haven’t taken the truck off road yet but am confident it will handle well. Definitely recommend these shocks for anyone looking to upgrade theirs.
Rides better than my wife's Suburban. Front struts were adjusted 2" for a leveled look. Haven't got to go off road but take pot holes with a smoothed out feel.
The ride is better than factory. I have them on all of our vehicles.
2016 Ram 2500, 4X4, 6.4 Hemi, CC, coils (no bags) level kit front. Nice firm ride, stable about 1,000 mile on them now. Pretty straight forward install, upper mount can be a hassle, might have to remove inner fender well.Choose the right part numbers..Happy with purchase.
Received quickly, installed by 4WP with no issues. Improved the look and ride of my truck
Great performance upgrade. I used the third clip position on mine and got 1 and 3/8" (1.375") of lift instead of the 1.05" of claimed lift. Truck is a 2020 F150 FX4 with 2.7L and 275/70/18 tires.
Great ride, takes the old man feel out of the truck and adds some good clearance.
Height adjustment is amazing, ride is amazing. Only driven a couple of miles and already can tell a difference and looks different too.
Q: Is this a set of two, or just one single shock? Answer this question
A: This item is one single shock.
Answered by Bob-olicous from Timbucktoo, Mali on 07/06/2022
A: It is a set of two. No spring, just shocks and hardware.
Answered by Steve on 09/21/2021
A: It is a pair of two shocks.
Answered by Clint777 from Symsonia, KY on 09/21/2021
Q: Is this only 1 strut or is this the price for 2? Answer this question
A: For one
Answered by Anonymous from San Diego Ca. on 04/19/2021
A: You have to buy two
Answered by Trickydick from Texas on 04/15/2021
A: That is the price for one.
Answered by Kelly from 4WP Corporate Headquarters on 04/15/2021
Q: I have a 2020 Ram 1500 Classic SLT, I currently have the 2.5 spacers. I was going to change the upper control arm (UCA).Due to the angle of the ball joint. I wanted to ask, if I were to install these adjustable shocks, do I need to replace the UCA, still? Answer this question
A: You can find a lot of information for stuff like this on pages like fourth GEN Rams 2.0, dodge ram lovers, I also spent a lot of time on pages for performance like high-performance Rams, and mostly Tuned rams.
Answered by Rob L. from Delaware on 02/06/2021
A: Yep. Due to the fact that whatever you’re using to change the height of the front of the truck you still have changed the geometry of the UCA angle. I just put the Bilstein on my truck and set them at 2.8”. Waiting on my UCA’s still. I also ordered a pair of front sway bar end links that are @ 3” longer.
Answered by Rob L. from Delaware on 02/06/2021
A: No it is not necessary to replace the upper control arm when installing these adjustable shocks.
Answered by Gabe from Los Angeles on 02/03/2021
Q: I just installed some Billstein 5100's on my 2021 Chevy Colorado 4x4. It's set to the second highest rung at 2.5 inches lift. How much taller can it go? Answer this question
A: That's it. Recheck your instructions, you can not use the top slot (or rung as you called it)
Answered by pwrwgn from NJ on 10/13/2022
A: maybe one more turn, 0-2.6" is what Bilstein has listed.
Answered by Dave from 4WP HQ on 10/13/2022
Q: Do these shocks require upper a arms replacement too, or are they safe to raise the vehicle like this? Thank you Answer this question
A: They are safe to raise to 4 for daily street driving 5 is too high for stock truck with no front weight It places great load on lower ball joints and upper ball joints parts will break much faster at 5 also alignment issues at 4 you will be fine stiffer ride but way more controlled
Answered by 2020 gmc from Phoenix on 07/11/2022
A: No they dont. I have mine set right before highest setting for a level ride. I haven’t had any issues. You will definitely notice the ride difference. Highly recommend.
Answered by Rocky48 from Houston Tx on 07/10/2022
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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