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bilstein 5100 vs 4600 (for superlift)

Hi guys, this month I might make the change over to the superlift from the OME HD and have thrown out my stock shocks (due to lack of storage 😢 ....) I will need new shocks.

I would love some coilovers but dont want to spend that much, so I have narrowed it down to the 4600 and 5100. I do not think I will need more lift in the future since I just want to correct the geometry.

I hear that the 5100 give .75 lift in the front, so will the 4600 be my best bet?

I'm only running the 4xguard matrix in the front.
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The 5100s will lift you too high in the front. Given the change in geometry with the Superlift, it won't be a problem as far as suspension angles go, but you will need to lift the rear with a spacer or different springs to get your Jeep level again.


4600s are the better choice if you just want to stick with a stock Superlift.

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The 5100s will lift you too high in the front. Given the change in geometry with the Superlift, it won't be a problem as far as suspension angles go, but you will need to lift the rear with a spacer or different springs to get your Jeep level again.


4600s are the better choice if you just want to stick with a stock Superlift.

Thats what i was thinking, plus can save some money.
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I have the OME heavy duty springs front and rear on my Hemi Commander along with Bilstein 5100 shocks all around. When I first put them on the front was slightly higher than the rear. The OME springs are setup for having the weight of a winch on the front and the Bilstein front shocks allow for a .75 inch extra lift than standard on the lowest setting. I added a .75 inch spacer on the rear and this evened out everything fine. The lift is about 2.5 to 2.75 from stock and works very well.

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I added a .75 inch spacer on the rear and this evened out everything fine. The lift is about 2.5 to 2.75 from stock and works very well.

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Where did you get the .75 inch spacer for the rear?

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Where did you get the .75 inch spacer for the rear?
I made them out of some other spacers I had left over from some other project. Had to open them up on my lathe to fit.
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Interestingly enough, I run the 5100 setup but with OME HD rear and regular front; the plan is to get a steel rear bumper and just a bully bar up front. After it took its time to settle, everything is completely level. I'll get pics of it later.
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