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Upgrading shocks and coils with no lifting

Hey guys,

I just received RC 2in lift kit. After installing it, I will upgrade the stock tires to 265/70 17.

I need to ask you guys, can I replace the stock shocks and coils with higher performance parts without lifting more?


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Hey guys,

I just received RC 2in lift kit. After installing it, I will upgrade the stock tires to 265/70 17.

I need to ask you guys, can I replace the stock shocks and coils with higher performance parts without lifting more?


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Of course you can. I am curious as to what makes you ask that question.

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Of course you can. I am curious as to what makes you ask that question.

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I see that people here are using shocks like Bilstein 4600 or 5100 for lifting. I don't know, can I install it without lifting?
It sound dumb, but I am not sure if these shocks are customizable? can I simply modify the shock length before installing?
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I see that people here are using shocks like Bilstein 4600 or 5100 for lifting. I don't know, can I install it without lifting?
It sound dumb, but I am not sure if these shocks are customizable? can I simply modify the shock length before installing?
You can use shocks that are not OEM on an unlifted XK. Just get some that are the same size as the OEM.

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I see that people here are using shocks like Bilstein 4600 or 5100 for lifting. I don't know, can I install it without lifting?
It sound dumb, but I am not sure if these shocks are customizable? can I simply modify the shock length before installing?
@Nasr;

Bilstein 4600's are a direct replacement for the XK factory shocks. No lift required.
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