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I'm a new member having just purchased a 2007 Colorado extended cab. It is 4wd with the 5 cyl 3.7L engine. It has a 2.5" lift using Rough Country's suspension leveling kit. It has Goodyear Wrangler Duratrac 265 70R17 oversized tires on MB Motorsports custom wheels.
I'm looking at replacing the shocks since the originals are still on rig. I like the Bilstein 5100 series shocks, but most sites don't show those as a fit for my model. The only one I could find is 4WheelParts.com. I'm trying to avoid a wrong order here, so wanted some kind of "warm fuzzy"...anyone running these shocks? The Bilstein website itself does not show the 5100 series as a fit...only the 4600 series. Any help...? I was planning on doing the install myself and would welcome any "heads up".

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I have drilled down a bit on this and I want to use the custom Bilstein 5125 shocks since the lift kit, etc makes my truck a non-OEM truck. I'm still unsure how to figure out which specific shock to get. Maybe what I need is help on how to measure original shock to get the appropriate info to drill all the way down to a specific shock. HELP!
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Front shocks are around 9.5" compressed/14.5" extended... any shock near those numbers should be fine since a leveling kit doesn't change overall suspension travel in the front.

For the rear, if you are lifted 1 or 2" look for a shock around 15.5 " compressed/24 to 26" extended.

Sorry I don't know specific bilstein part numbers

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You can try asking on 355nation.net... that forum has more info regarding 2004-2012 models. This forum has more members with the newer 2015+ models...

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Hey Greg,

Thanks for the reply and info. I actually applied for membership at 355nation.net a few weeks back and my account was never activated. I just got an email saying I didn't meet membership requirements and my account was deleted. Never was able to even post. Wow...that's hurtful...
Anyway, I just replied to email asking for more info...I'm human and I own a Chevy Colorado...what other possible requirement could there be? I did sign up for their free membership...they do have 2 paid memberships...could that be it?
I don't expect any answer since they never replied to earlier emails asking why my account was never activated.
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Thanks Greg...that's very helpful...will use that to start discussions with sellers.
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Hmm.... there are way more than 2 paid members on 355nation. Ha ha

Maybe one of these guys can help you register @supermodulation @Blue15ColoradoLT

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unfortunately im only a moderator over there. I can message James and see if he can assist.

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Hey Blue,

Sure...that would be great...very curious to know why someone would be refused membership on these sites...you just fill out basic info...can't imagine what it could possibly be???

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The nation has a stricter policy for requirements then this forum. Now on this forum, there are two ways to sign up, import through Facebook or direct registration through the forum. This is done to prevent spammers.

If you do direct registration, then your are required to fill in your biography and other fields to guarantee you're not a spammer.

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Hey Blue,

OK, thanks...of course, I don't remember all the info they asked for, but I would have had to fill out all required fields...so, again...no clue how I didn't meet requirements???

If anyone over there replies to my email asking for details, I may try again...policy seems pretty lame though...2 or 3 weeks after I apply, I get an email that just says I didn't meet their requirements...if you are going to reject me, at least give me a specific reason...geez?!
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OK...re-registered at 355nation.net and have already been approved...guess I have been a good boy after all...
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Front shocks are around 9.5" compressed/14.5" extended... any shock near those numbers should be fine since a leveling kit doesn't change overall suspension travel in the front.

For the rear, if you are lifted 1 or 2" look for a shock around 15.5 " compressed/24 to 26" extended.

Sorry I don't know specific bilstein part numbers
Hey Greg,

Can I ask you where you found these numbers? You would think stock OEM shock lengths would be published online...but, for the live of me I can't find???

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Hey Greg,

Can I ask you where you found these numbers? You would think stock OEM shock lengths would be published online...but, for the live of me I can't find???

Thanks

Shock Information for Stock/Lifted TB Suspensions - Chevrolet Colorado & GMC Canyon Forum

Looks like I was off by a little. I was going off memory.


FYI... the bilstien part numbers in the first post are old and apply to 4600s I think

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