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#1 06-24-2011 13:21:42

snap
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Registered: 09-27-2008
Posts: 16

ZJ coils, Bilstein valving

I've been running 4.5" ZJ coils with Bilsteins valved 255/70-iirc.
It's a good all around combo, but a little soft. I'd like to eliminate
some of the nose-dive under braking(I have the anti-sway bar attached).
Do you think firmer shock valving alone would help the problem?
Or should I look for firmer coils and shocks or some combination of
the two?

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#2 06-27-2011 21:45:58

seattlexj
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Registered: 06-18-2009
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Re: ZJ coils, Bilstein valving

Several years ago.... I had similar problems with my '98 and I decided to have the Bilstein 5100's revalved....
The front shocks were revalved for mild desert driving.... so that I wouldnt get that front to back oscillation when going thru the wash board roads...
The results were quite dramatic..., but I am not sure of what the valving is.... and probably would have gone with more downward dampening....

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#3 06-27-2011 21:50:01

keith
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Registered: 10-05-2008
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Re: ZJ coils, Bilstein valving

255 is what my rear 5150's are I think. Definitely too lite for the front.

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#4 06-27-2011 21:54:18

big
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Registered: 09-27-2008
Posts: 55

Re: ZJ coils, Bilstein valving

I have the 5100 front & rear. IIRC...The rear is the softer valving with the Nationals. And the front the firmer. Again, IIRC. (my mind & #'s) Works well even when the swaybar is disco'd. Plus it has the stem on top instead of the eye for more travel. You can slap them on & try if you want. Or drive mine...Or both.

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