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09-29-2011, 06:56 PM #1
i asked about this before but didnt get too much info...but now i really need to get a new pair of front shocks and still am not 100% positive the length i need
i have a 2" leveling kit and 3" fabtech spindle lift.
my lift came with fabtech shocks part#FTS7332 which i just found out according to google is for dodges not my truck and i have had these on there since january 2009... no problems that i know of...other than one side on each of the bottom mount barpins stripping through the bolts... yikes!
all i need to know is with a 2" spacer and 3" spindle lift... will stock length shocks work or shocks that are 2" longer (which are a needle in the haystack to find) work? if i need shocks 2" longer then i cant find anything from bilstein :(
pretty sure after all that ive heard that the spindle doesnt change shock length at all
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09-29-2011, 07:17 PM #2
Yep, the spindle doesn't affect the length of shock you need. Does Bilstein make a stock replacement for your truck? Bilsteins shocks usually have more travel than a factory shock so the stock replacement Bilstein should be fine.:cool:
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09-29-2011, 07:22 PM #3
heres what i have...
this is for 03-08 dodges with 2-3" spacer...on my truck
Extended Length: 18.12"
Collapsed Length: 11.71"
Shock Travel: 6.41"
Shock Body Diameter: 2.00"
Finish: White Paint
Upper Mount: S38
Lower Mount: BP13
Hardware Pack Included: YES PO1029
and i found this actually for bilstein which is STOCK WITHOUT LIFT
- Bilstein 5100 Series Shock Absorber
- Collapsed Length (IN): 11.3
- Extended Length (IN): 17.58
- Travel Length (IN): 6.28
- Lower Mount: Bar pin
- Upper Mount: Stem
- Shaft Diameter: 14mm
this actually seems to match up to me as far as compressed and extended length...
what do you think???
but now my question is... were these shocks i have even right in the first place???
09-29-2011, 07:29 PM #4
There are alot of shocks that do interchange between differant manufactures with lift kits. If those shocks came with the Fabtech kit then most likely there the correct ones. I think those Bilsteins will be fine.
09-29-2011, 07:34 PM #5
okay thank you!
now what how would i know if a shock wasnt the right length??? i.e. extended too long/too short, compressed too long/too short?
09-29-2011, 07:45 PM #6
Well we had all sorts of books that had the stock shock spec's and the aftermarket company books with there specs.
09-29-2011, 08:38 PM #7
anyone have anything to say on:
CST csr-1100 vs BILSTEIN 5100??
ive heard nothing bad about the 5100's but cant seem to find many reviews on the CST shocks... they do have longer travel though
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