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5100 Bilsteins

Tyson

Well-Known Member
#1
Hey, have any of you put a schrader valve on a 5100 Bilstein? I know it can be done, and I'm kinda stuck with these dual 5100's up front right now, and I'd like to be able to revalve them. Oh, and if I have one that is leaking is it fixable?

You may beat me in the flats, but watch out in the whoops.
 

Tyson

Well-Known Member
#3
Where can I take them to find out, I no longer go to the shop where I purchased them. Will any shop send it in for me? (IE Camburg, Mckenzies, Penhall, these shops are all close)

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Kritter

Krittro Campbell
#4
Drill a hole to relieve the pressure, pop the snap ring in the bottom, revalve, weld a schraeder in and you're set. Bilstein won't warranty shocks of they were used to prerun or chase....so tell them they are off your old ladies street driven truck.

Pete(I think that's his name) from Kartek has done it on his ranger and it works nice....he rallied it all day as pace vehicle for Sand Blast.
Kris

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Tyson

Well-Known Member
#5
Cool, thanks - now does anybody know where I can get a schrader valve? I guess I forgot about needing to get some.


You may beat me in the flats, but watch out in the whoops! ! !
 

Waldo

Safehouse
#6
Try the Schrader Supermarket...j/k

What about contacting King Shocks...they might be able to point you in the right direction.

BRAAAAAAAAP!
 

firedog

Well-Known Member
#7
Dan at Duffco got us some Bilsteins w/schrader valves in them when we first started racing. You could also try AOR www.aor4x4.com they deal with Bilstein and could probably ship some out to you.
 

Kritter

Krittro Campbell
#9
Give Dan a call over at Duffco he can set you up. There's a link to him on my webpage if you need the number.

Kris


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Greg

Well-Known Member
#10
Any hose house can get you shrader valves, make sure to get the ones that have a 1/8 npt fitting on the end. I recently just drilled and tapped the bodys on Pat's shocks and they work just fine, but welding a bung would be best. Call Pete, he has got more performance from those shocks than anyone should be allowed too.

Greg
 

Tyson

Well-Known Member
#11
Greg, what is a "bung" and I don't know Pete.


You may beat me in the flats, but watch out in the whoops! ! !
 

Volcom1095

Well-Known Member
#12
Pete works at Kartek he does all the shock work in the back, you know mike arthur at the counter (big red head man) well he's Petes spokesman, don't tell him i said that. i used to work with pete in the back and man that guy knows shocks he did the same thing your talking about to his ranger basically once you install the shrader valve in, its just like a 7100 series shock i think thats right anyways go into kartek and ask for pete im sure he'll help you out the best he can
 

ntsqd

Well-Known Member
#13
They're also known as "Tank Valves" and available from some industrial supply houses. Schrader and Amflo (I think) both make them.

TS

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-- Howdy Lee
 

geoff

Well-Known Member
#14
difference between 5100 and 6100?

I just checked out the Bilstein site and noticed that the 5100s are no long listed ont he site, instead there is 6100. Anyone know what the difference is?

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#15
Re: difference between 5100 and 6100?

<A target="_blank" HREF=http://www.bilstein.com/products/5100page.html>http://www.bilstein.com/products/5100page.html</A>

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Volcom1095

Well-Known Member
#17
hey dailypedal you would be? you mike? i was just joking around you and i both know that your the shock guru :) at kartek. LOL j/k kidding i was actually going to stop by, school ended this last week, to see if maybe i could lend a hand a couple days out of the week.
 
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