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Old 02-08-2019, 02:48 PM
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Originally Posted by mmwest View Post
I’m about to put the 4” RC on my 16 and currently have 5100’s front and rear. Guy at the shop told me he thought my 5100 rears may work...... thinks I’ll just be proactive and by the Bilstein for the 4” lift
The 5100's for 0-2" of lift have an overall length of 28.9", the ones for 4" lifts have an overall length of 32.56"
So you could maybe use the 0-2" lift ones, but they are going to be close to their extended length. I know my rear shocks have an overall length of 31" and they are sitting right at 26.5" with a 3.25" of rear lift compared to factory (3" rear block instead of the 1.25" factory and 1.5" add a leaf). Most 4" lifts use a 4" rear block so you would be sitting right around 26" of extended length on your rear shocks. If you use the 0-2" 5100's this only gives you about 3" of down travel, so the shock will be your limiting factory and that would scare me.

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