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RCD & shock guys...

what are the shock lengths front and rear?

I'm looking at bilstein's site and they list coilover applications for the 6100 and 7100. Bob, I know you had to do some fabbing to get the 7100s to fit. But does anyone know why the 6100s or 7100s in coilover app can't/don't work?

Basically it's going to be 3-4 weeks before I can install the RCD kit with local help. In the mean time this allows me to save money and get ideas for improvements I can do while I have the truck apart.

Also, brake pads. I need new brakes as it is and once the kit gets here I'll have the 11.25 rotors. What pads should I look into? I've seen mention of ceramic and carbon metallic. IIRC, most are saying go with the carbons over the ceramics.
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i prefer the ceramics. quiet and no brake dust.
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Be sure to watch the Bilstein footnotes. Many of the 6100/7100 coilovers are lightweight shock assemblies recommended for front buggy applications only.

Using the stock front mounting positions, a coilover spring will not clear the frame rail and upper shock mount stamping. I haven't worked with the RCD kit but I believe that it uses an upper submount adapter that pushes the top of the coilover outward to generate the needed clearance.

It would probably be worth a call to RCD to ask them which shocks might be known to be compatible with their kit.


http://www.bilstein.com/OffRoad.pdf
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hmm, I appear to have overlooked that pdf while on their site.

Thanks for the input guys

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Originally Posted by SniperSmurf
what are the shock lengths front and rear?
IIRC, the 4x4 fronts are about 18" extended and the rears are about 26".
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