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Shock help-RCD Bilstein 5100's?

Does anyone know the specs on the 5100's that come with the RCD kit? I've been trying to find their compressed/extended lengths and haven't had any luck. Are they the 12" travel shock?

The only reason I ask is that a guy is looking to trade his 14" travel shocks for some 12"s and I'm looking to get longer shocks in the rear.

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Well that was easy enough. Couldn't find anything on the internet, just gotta get the right person at RCD.

They are the BE5-A092-T5 shocks. Extended=29.75, Collapsed=18.

I guess my next question is about the 14" shocks. How well do you think they would help me? I know they would help my droop but would it harm my uptravel?

With the RCD shackle and 6" skyjacker leafs I don't have enough droop in my shock. It's acting like a limit strap.

I want that tire on the ground!!!!
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its going to hurt your uptravel. but see if the shock is bottomed out on the other side. if it is then that isnt helping either.
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its going to hurt your uptravel. but see if the shock is bottomed out on the other side. if it is then that isnt helping either.
That's one thing I haven't checked. I've always thought my leafs are what is limiting my up travel. Being as this is as much tuck as I get, I would think there would be some shock left to go up. But I don't know.

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I guess I need to flex it with the forklift and start measuring, with and without shocks.

Any advice is appreciated. Thanks.

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Your leaf looks straight in that last pic, it should bend up some.
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I was gonna say, i have the bilsteins from the RCD kit laying in my garage (too long with the current setup, no block, no AAL, tabs half way up the axle) I could have measured them for you.

you have some ***** putting that truck at such steep angles.
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Your leaf looks straight in that last pic, it should bend up some.
Yeah, these leafs are still pretty new. They almost flatten out but get no where near inverting.

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I was gonna say, i have the bilsteins from the RCD kit laying in my garage (too long with the current setup, no block, no AAL, tabs half way up the axle) I could have measured them for you.

you have some ***** putting that truck at such steep angles.
That's how I roll!! lol
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Yeah, these leafs are still pretty new. They almost flatten out but get no where near inverting.
Mine would invert with ease. lol Thats how I stuffed my 29" tires.
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Mine would invert with ease. lol Thats how I stuffed my 29" tires.
stock ranger springs and 6" lift springs are quite a bit different.. flattening 6" lift springs is more than you slightly inverting your stockers.
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I agree matt, I dont see him inverting lifted springs.
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Even though he said in his first post and it is obvious he doesn't have blocks it still didn't occur to me that his leafs weren't oem. lol

I still though he would be able to at least get slightly past flattening them though. I learn something new everyday.
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your leaf AND shock combo might be limiting factors. I can tuck my 33s with the RCD rear bilsteins and my deavers. The deavers are coupled with the RCD shackle and I'm not running my blocks (deavers are 2.5" lift springs).





I'm fully tucked in these 2 pics and still have my wheels touching. When you flex like that, is your shock on the tucked wheel fully compressed?
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I'm fully tucked in these 2 pics and still have my wheels touching. When you flex like that, is your shock on the tucked wheel fully compressed?
I'm thinking that the leafs are the limiting factor so I "should" have some shock left. But I haven't really checked the shock while flexing.

The new shocks I am looking at are 20" collapsed, 34.5" extended. Compared to my 18" collapsed and 29.75" extended that I have now. Hopefully with some measuring I'll see that my shock has more to collapse and it'll give me enough room to be able to run those 14's.
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