What Bilstien 4600s to use with 3: lift 1970 FJ40? (1 Viewer)

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Hello everybody I have read many postings and threads on using the 5100 (5125) on lifted Fj40s bc they are for lifted trucks. I have also heard that the Bilstien 4600 provides a little smoother ride and I like the look better. I know I just need to measure the compressed and fully flexed "eye to eye" of my truck to buy the right shocks.
Does anyone know of a 4600 that can be used from another stock truck for a 3" lifted Fj40? Any help would be great, thanks
 
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The valving in the 5100 series is for larger heavier tires. The 4600 series are meant for stock replacements on stock vehicles with small tires. You will likely not find a 4600 long enough for your application and with the appropriate mounts. I run 5100’s on my 4” lift and it is still a bit stiff at slow speeds, but they work GREAT driving down a bumpy country road. I have found them to be good off road as well. I feel like I can drive 2-3x faster over rough terrain/roads. I would strongly recommend sticking with 5100’s.

 
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thanks for the reply snagg, I ended up pulling the trigger on the 5100s. I run 33x10.5 km2s and a separate set of 35x12.5s for offroad but for the most part the 40 is a family fun truck so I was mostly wanting less harsh on road at slower speeds around town. I know they will be better than the super stiff HFS shocks. Thanks for the input
 

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