5160 BILSTEIN REBUILD
QWhat parts are needed to convert the direct-fit Bilstein 5160 shocks into custom valved shocks using 7100 parts?
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ATechnically, the Bilstein (bilstein.com) 5160 shocks are not at-home serviceable. They are sealed shocks with high-pressure nitrogen inside. Improperly disassembling the pressurized shocks could result in injury. However, the 5160 and 7100 are very similar, and pretty much all the internal components are interchangeable. You can ship your 5160 shocks back to Bilstein and the company will revalve the shocks to your specs and convert them to be take-apart shocks using 7100 rod guides and 7100 reservoir end caps. When the shocks are returned to you, they can be taken apart and revalved or rebuilt just like any 7100 series shock. All of the rebuild components from a 7100 can then be used in the 5160. The conversion could be done at home, but Bilstein would only recommend it be done by someone with in-depth shock knowledge.