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Old 06-11-2013, 11:10 AM
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Default Bilstein 5100 washer placement

So I install the Bilstein 5100 Series shocks on my 09 Ram. After hearing some clunking going over bumps I decided to pull them off and check the install. I reseated the top isolator spacer to the spring but other then that all looked good. After reinstall I got the truck aligned but I am still noticing a clunking sound when going over bumps at slow speeds. I can not pinpoint where it is coming from and it may be as simple as the springs being stiffer and me being very picky.

While researching the forums for similar issues I came across a thread that stated the top shock washer should be mounted on the shock piston rod before the top plate. Can anyone confirm where the placement of this washer is supposed to be? The washer on the factory strut was below the nut on the top plate.

Is anyone else noticing any new sounds with the Bilstein 5100 installed that were not present with the factory struts?

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