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Anybody Running BILSTEIN 5100 Shocks On Their Plow Truck?

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by mercer_me, Jan 19, 2014.

  1. mercer_me

    mercer_me PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,361

    I'm looking into BILSTEIN 5100 Series Ride Height Adjustable Shocks for my Dad's Tundra. I was wandering how they hold up plowing. Are any of you guys running them on your trucks?
     
  2. Diesel Dan

    Diesel Dan Senior Member
    Messages: 218

    I have 5100's on my 2500HD that I tow and plow with. They seem to do fine.
     
  3. mercer_me

    mercer_me PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,361

    Does the front end sag less when you pick the plow up with the Blistein 5100's? The Blisteins look really nice and the biggest reason I want them is because they will bring the front end up 2.5".
     
  4. Diesel Dan

    Diesel Dan Senior Member
    Messages: 218

    Oh those are the adjustable coil overs. Mine are just shocks, as Chevy uses a torsion bar suspension. I imagine they would help some.

    I would use that product in your situation.
     
    Last edited: Jan 19, 2014
  5. mercer_me

    mercer_me PlowSite Fanatic
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  6. Diesel Dan

    Diesel Dan Senior Member
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  7. gtmustang00

    gtmustang00 Senior Member
    from Berlin
    Messages: 747

    I have the 5100's on my F350. My suspension is modified but i like them. Just the shock not the coilovers.
     
  8. BUFF

    BUFF PlowSite Fanatic
    from FR NoCo
    Messages: 7,275

    I have the Ride Height kit (leveling kit) on my 08 F-350, not quite the same as the Tundra kit but same principal. I've get 80k on the shocks and coils and have no complaints, I also run the 5100 shocks on my 97 too.
    They make a quality product and you won't be disappointed.
     
    Last edited: Jan 19, 2014
  9. deere615

    deere615 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,919

    I have them on all 3 of my trucks