So I hope this doesnít make me look dumb cause I missed something, lol.
I didnít see that Bilstein made a 5100 shock for the rear of a stock height Excursion? I was seeing there was a 5100 with 3-5Ē lift and a 4600 for the stock ride height.
Some where along the way in a forum I thought I saw that a person used the Bilstein 5100 (24-186025). I added them to my amazon cart so I wouldnít forget. Along the way I forgot to check the shock number and ordered what I had selected for the front and rear. The front (33-187297) went in great, no problem! While getting ready to install the rear I noticed the factory shocks were not the same as what I ordered. The ones on the truck have a bracket that mounts to the frame.... Damn the one I got donít, they mount to a stud. I should have done some research.
I looked at the one I bought and the one already there. I notice the tube length was the same and the shaft was only a half inch longer.
So I thought, Ďhey I wonder if I can just pull out the bracket!í Which with a little WD40 and a hammer came out real easy, rubber and bracket. The rubber was good and soft to be reused.
Then on the Bilstein I figured what the hell letís pound out that rubber bushing too!
I was able to then take the bracket from the factory shock and with a little grease, push it into the Bilstein bushing housing. I had to use a vice since I didnít have a press but it slid right in.
Then I installed them on the truck. So far no problems and now Iíve got 5100ís all around!
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