Did my front Shocks today.. New Bilsteins....

Discussion in 'Lifted & Offroad Suspension' started by Enkeiavalanche, Oct 14, 2013.

  1. Enkeiavalanche

    Enkeiavalanche Moderator

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    Well After my 13 Hr night I stopped at my friends shop and asked.. May I use it??? He said Sure if we have room....

    So in I came... shocks1.jpg shocks15.jpg After 106K I think I needed them Plus they were in my garage for about 8 months.. shocks5.jpg shocks3.jpg thank god for compressers.. shocks4.jpg shocks17.jpg shocks2.jpg shocks16.jpg

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    shocks13.jpg shocks7.jpg shocks9.jpg Done.... Oh that 840Hp Vette???? shocks12.jpg shocks14.jpg shocks10.jpg shocks11.jpg With out the Nos 200 pump it was at the wheel 840 In Tx it his 220MPH!!! I saw the video and paper work on the Mile run down there..:gasp: That custom intake $4700... Z06 Trans and brakes and a ton more upgrades..
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  2. j cat

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    with 100,000 miles on the vehicle I would have replaced the springs as well , along with the rubber parts.
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  3. dsfloyd

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    glad you were able to take a break in your shock replacement to take pics of some other nice cars:great:
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  4. Pikey

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    How do you like the way it rides now?
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  5. Enkeiavalanche

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    A few ,more pics from the shop... And yes the ride is better and smoother.... shocks22.jpg shocks20.jpg shocks21.jpg Here is the X6 M Custom Wide Body.. Flat Black.. shocks23.jpg shocks24.jpg shocks18.jpg shocks19.jpg

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    Ok A few more of the 840Hp Vette....[​IMG] vette1.jpg vette2.jpg vette3.jpg vette4.jpg You should hear it.....[​IMG]
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  6. Falcone

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    Are they the 5100's? Did they lift the front at all? I'm looking at leveling blocks and would prefer shocks instead.
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  7. Pikey

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    Shocks will not add ride height. You can install a new coil over spring and you might get some height that you have lost from sagging . Sure, the truck might look like it sits a little higher right after install, but as soon as you drive it a mile it settles and is back to the height it was at.
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  8. Enkeiavalanche

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    As aid above No higher height just a nice ride I do think they are the 5100's...
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  9. mfleetwood

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    Sorry I missed this thread when it first went around. Very nice....still happy with the ride? And eight months to install? You must have had a pretty busy year :glasses:
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  10. Enkeiavalanche

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    That and did not know I needed a spring compressor.. Thank god I read the directions if you don't you can get Hurt... LOL
    The rears I did when I got them.. Anyway time to get ready for my ride to Md..
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  11. BurbanMan

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    the leveling kit is simply a "spacer" that bolts the top of the strut assembly. They actually work real good and change the ride quality little to none at all. Sorry to jack the thread enkie. Now, back that vette! Lol
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