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Temporary shocks needed up front

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In the coming months I'd like to get my front Bilstein 7100's rebuilt. There's a place at Infineon Raceway (Performance Shocks, Inc.) that should be able to do the job, but when they're getting worked on, I'll need a temp replacement. First stop was to Rancho's site (ugghh, but it's temp, it's temp!) but they don't even have Rovers listed in their drop down menu of manufacturers. They might make something that fits, but I haven't dug that deep.

 

Sitting on level ground the shock is about 21" eye to eye. I won't be going off road with these so I don't need something that matches the Bilstein in terms of travel. It just needs to work well enough to get me to work. If you have any recommendations I'd love to hear them. Or if you have a set of 7100's (mine are the 12" short body) laying around, I'll gladly take them off your hands.

 

Turnaround time is about 4 weeks from Performance Shocks, about the time it took Bilstein to rebuild the rears at their service center in Pamona.


Edited by Disco2Guy, 26 March 2015 - 12:18 PM.

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Brenton,  I use Beau @ Perf Shock all the time... highly recommend them

 

On another note I just threw some stock D2 shocks out the other day! sorry!

 

I have plenty of RRC one's though?


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Glad to hear about Perf Shock.

 

Stock anything won't fit with the 3" RTE lift. The lower mounts are the eye type, not the inverted "T".


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I have some I took off the d1. Not sure if they'll work for you but your welcome to them.

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Well, just looking at it Brenton these rancho's should fit - http://www.amazon.co...k/dp/B000CB7GAY

 

Also saw these on CL : http://monterey.crai...4897854528.html The resi shocks are too long but the non resi classic 7100's (according to part#) that he has labeled as 6100's look to be pretty close. maybe a good set to have as a spares that you could swap onto either end *just in case*



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Brenton, I should have the TerraFirma's I won at the annual a couple years back. I think Dan has them up in Santa Rosa. They are the TerraFirma +2" shocks.
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Thanks Tyler.

 

After some poking around last night, I think I'm just going to order a pair of 7100's. The rebuild costs $150/shock, and a new one from eshocks is $185. Plus I won't have to wait 4 weeks for the rebuild, and I'll have a set that I can tinker with. I'll just need to find somewhere to fill the nitrogen gas.


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150 ea shock to rebuild? Does that include a reach around? :)

 

I'd just order the rebuild kit and the couple of small tools for rebuilding them. Take them to a motorcycle shop and have the shocks charged. That way you can play with the valving too and get it just where you like.

 

instructions: http://wiki.racercon...100-rebuild.pdf

 

Parts/Tools:

B4-KT0-Y019A00 – rebuild kit
193434 – 7100 series disassembly tool
194570 – rod guide installation needle
194131 – gallon of oil

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Yeah, but I still need something to drive on in the mean time. Knowing how jobs go that I do myself, I'll need more time. Time is always against me and not having that pressure makes the job easier for me. I've watched a few YouTube videos of the rebuild, pretty straight forward. The problem is having a good work area, which includes a bench and vice, of which I have none. If I only had access to the workshop under the house I'm renting things would be easier for sure. It's my landlord's mother who makes those calls. It took about 2 months of going back and forth just to get access to the laundry in the garage when we moved in.

 

Thanks for the tip about using a motorcycle shop. I have a few buddies who ride and will get a recommendation from them.


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