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I Did my SAS a month ago, and now my bank account is starting to recover... I bought Bilstein 14" long travel shocks and they're fine up front, but they are way too long in the rear. I have the standard shock crossmember directly over the rear axle with the / \ style shocks. The shocks almost mount on top of the axle tube. Anyway, what length of shocks is everyone running. With the 14s, I only had around 2-3" of the rod of the shock showing. I am trying to decide between 10" and 12" bilsteins. Any ideas?
 

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supahonkey said:
I bought Bilstein 14" long travel shocks and they're fine up front, but they are way too long in the rear. Any ideas?
I had the same problem, same shocks. I went with 10" since when they are mounted inboard and at an angle you actually get more like 20" of wheel travel. Here is my write up: http://bimmerboys.com/tacominator/rearsusp.htm

Just take some good measurements and see which one is just barely long enough when the axle is at full droop...
 

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If you are interested, I have some Bilstein 5100's in the 12" travel that I would be willing to trade. They have been on my truck for less than a month now, but I am getting ready to add a little more lift and will need the travel. They were put on brand new, and are basically brand new, although I cut the boots off them to keep them from trapping dirt.

Let me know if you are interested in trading, and if not, I may be interested in buying the 14" travel ones from you in a few weeks if you want to sell them.

Thanks
 

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I also have a set of 14" 5100 that I will be selling shortly- $100 for the pair brand new...
Let me know when you want to sell them, because I will buy them.
 

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supa,
the / \ shock design is primarily to get more travel out of a shorter shock. i ran that xmember with my 14" bilstiens and 2 things happened:
1. too much body roll
2. never used much of the shock
so, i set them back to stock locations with new mounts and got all the stability and flex as before. if you keep that xmember, run a shorter shock.

just my $.02

el josho
 
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