5th Gen RAM 1500 Bilstein 5100 Rear Shocks Install

Nov 21, 2021 | Automotive

I installed these Bilstein 5100 rear shocks on my 5th Gen RAM 1500. These Bilstein 5100 shocks are a direct replacement for the standard offroad package shocks. The ride quality is superior to the stock setup.

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Video Transcript

do you see it do you see the thing i was supposed to do and i did [Music] hey everyone welcome to workshop and home today nope not today tomorrow i'm going to install these bilstein 5100 shocks on the rear of my 2019 ram 1500 these have been in short supply for many months now and i searched all the land to find a pair and i put the link down in the description below so it's the next day really it is and now i'm ready to install these rear shocks and i've done the front of the truck already with some bilstein leveling struts and i'll put the link to that video right up here [Music] [Applause] so to make this job a lot easier it's good to just remove this wheel well liner here it's just a bunch of eight millimeter screws so okay this can be a little difficult to get out of here so to get this shock out i'm gonna take this top nut off first oh it's rusted on there we go so oh now i'll go ahead and get this bottom bolt out there we go so these shocks come with all new mounting hardware it comes with upper and lower mounts upper and lower bushings and this sleeve which is a little different than the factory and of course the top nut so i put on the lower mount then the sleeve and then this bushing has to go over that sleeve so the top bushing is conical on the inside so you want the larger part to face down towards the other bushing and they kind of fit together let those go on after so in order to get the top hardware on i had to uncompress the shock and then i had to recompress it approved and the only reason i had to do that is because i jacked this up by the axle and i was a little lazy so this was the next best solution there we go all right now that that's in i'll go ahead and get this bottom bolt tightened up and i'll actually follow that with a torque wrench to spec and then the top bushing and the top mount and the nut now we'll wrassle this inner fender in our inner wheel well liner so there this is quite honestly the hardest part of this job uh oh there we go we got this side on and off camera i did the other side as well and here's the other side everything buttoned up and looking good well that's it for today i hope you enjoyed watching workshop and home and we'll see you next time [Music] you