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Forum: Reader's Ride's 02-14-2017, 09:16 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 17,683
Posted By Patrick Morris
Re: My '78 is getting a set of #7100 Bilsteins

Been a couple years since I added an update to this project. So far the above valvings seem to work well in almost all conditions. The only terrain were the suspension seemed lacking was when...
Forum: Reader's Ride's 02-07-2017, 12:48 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 17,683
Posted By Patrick Morris
Re: My '78 is getting a set of #7100 Bilsteins

Did I not mention this above somewhere? Thought I did. But it's worth saying twice. Yep, I was warned about this by a friend before I started. First thing I did was chase the holes with a...
Forum: Reader's Ride's 03-15-2014, 03:57 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 17,683
Posted By Patrick Morris
Re: My '78 is getting a set of #7100 Bilsteins

Adding new info/update to this thread. Changed my damping a little, finally, and so far I'm pretty happy. To summarize, the "255/70" damping worked okay in the front. But I didn't like that...
Forum: Reader's Ride's 01-28-2014, 01:24 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,210
Posted By Patrick Morris
Re: ITS HOME!!!

I love the tires. They're vintage too: armstrong norsemans. (at least it looks like a full set from what I can see.)
Forum: Reader's Ride's 01-28-2014, 09:30 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 17,683
Posted By Patrick Morris
Re: My '78 is getting a set of #7100 Bilsteins

Thanks. I discovered that I May need to do some trimming at the front, for when it gets crossed up. Wasn't expecting that with just 32s, but oh well.

On the shock mount pics, sure. See...
Forum: Reader's Ride's 01-24-2014, 03:35 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 17,683
Posted By Patrick Morris
Re: My '78 is getting a set of #7100 Bilsteins

No. Is that what I said? Lower pressure? Been so long I forgot. Doesn't matter anyway. The pressure is adjustable and I have an n2 setup. I try to keep them all at 200-220 psi.

I might...
Forum: Reader's Ride's 08-30-2013, 04:43 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 17,683
Posted By Patrick Morris
Re: My '78 is getting a set of #7100 Bilsteins

Well I don't remember if you bought the same ones I have exactly. But you are probably fine with just getting some aftermarket spring/Ubolt mounts and maybe adding higher mounts to those. Seems...
Forum: Reader's Ride's 08-29-2013, 06:52 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 17,683
Posted By Patrick Morris
Re: My '78 is getting a set of #7100 Bilsteins

Wow, that's a lot more lift that I have. I measure mine at 9.25" for the front and 7.75" for the rear.

I've got the Skyjacker 2" or 2.5" lift kit (whatever they call it). Mods to this are:...
Forum: Reader's Ride's 08-16-2013, 05:13 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 17,683
Posted By Patrick Morris
Re: My '78 is getting a set of #7100 Bilsteins

Gotta be more than that, I'd think. My friend's Scout has (I believe) 4" rancho springs using 5" l shackles with his 33's. And he doesn't have that much clearance at the wheel wells. Either that...
Forum: Reader's Ride's 08-16-2013, 03:27 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 17,683
Posted By Patrick Morris
Re: My '78 is getting a set of #7100 Bilsteins

Chico: wow you have a lot more lift and bigger tires than my Scout does. I kind of thought so from your earlier pics. There is a lot more shaft showing on your rear shocks than mine. Make sure...
Forum: Reader's Ride's 08-16-2013, 12:38 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 17,683
Posted By Patrick Morris
Re: My '78 is getting a set of #7100 Bilsteins

Hi Jeff. I appreciate your understanding. I wouldn't mention outside pricing or purchasing of stuff in this forum of things you carry. It'd just be bad form.

Chico: I was thinking, even if...
Forum: Reader's Ride's 08-08-2013, 06:37 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 17,683
Posted By Patrick Morris
Re: My '78 is getting a set of #7100 Bilsteins

Wow, nice pics. Very thorough.

I see you don't have the factory skid plate around your tank. If I'd gotten shocks with reservoirs I would consider mounting them one over the other on the...
Forum: Reader's Ride's 08-04-2013, 11:00 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 17,683
Posted By Patrick Morris
Re: My '78 is getting a set of #7100 Bilsteins

Yeah I'll call them. I think there is a guy named joel who is the go-to guy for these off-road shocks. He answered a question or two of mine about the 5100s here on this board, a couple of years...
Forum: Reader's Ride's 08-03-2013, 06:15 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 17,683
Posted By Patrick Morris
Re: My '78 is getting a set of #7100 Bilsteins

Hi scooter. Nice mounts! If I could bend tubing I might have considered that. Great thing about your mounts is that there's absolutely no clearance issues around the shocks. It's very forgiving...
Forum: Reader's Ride's 08-02-2013, 04:14 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 17,683
Posted By Patrick Morris
Re: My '78 is getting a set of #7100 Bilsteins

Just to expand a little on how the rear end feels, when I hit a speed bump at 15-20 mph, the front end rolls over it with out too much drama and recovers very quickly. But the rear end seems to hop...
Forum: Reader's Ride's 08-02-2013, 03:15 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 17,683
Posted By Patrick Morris
Re: My '78 is getting a set of #7100 Bilsteins

Shock hoops? Not sure what you mean. But don't the res type shocks come with plastic fittings and hose clamps to mount the reses on the shocks themselves?

Darn, if you knew that you were going...
Forum: Reader's Ride's 07-31-2013, 05:51 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 17,683
Posted By Patrick Morris
Re: My '78 is getting a set of #7100 Bilsteins

Update: I'm beginning to wonder if the 255/70 valving is ideal for the rear. I am starting to feel that it's a little soft on rebound. Kinda lets the rear end fly up in the air a little too easily...
Forum: Reader's Ride's 07-24-2013, 06:30 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 17,683
Posted By Patrick Morris
Re: My '78 is getting a set of #7100 Bilsteins

That quick of a turn-around? Did find the 7100s in stock somewhere? That'd be nice.

Btw, for my lift and spring plates, I cut my towers to 9". In case I didn't say so above. I used my...
Forum: Reader's Ride's 07-21-2013, 08:13 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 17,683
Posted By Patrick Morris
Re: My '78 is getting a set of #7100 Bilsteins

Okay.... My rear bilsteins are in. Not to exiting to look at I guess. You might be able to see the big rubber o-rings they put on the shaft. It shows the extent of compression after I'd hit a few...
Forum: Reader's Ride's 07-19-2013, 07:28 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 17,683
Posted By Patrick Morris
Re: My '78 is getting a set of #7100 Bilsteins

They'll fit my rear set-up... Without new mods. But I do have non-stock spring plates that are high-clearance on the shock mounts. They are a little higher than the stock position by about an inch...
Forum: Reader's Ride's 07-17-2013, 08:03 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 17,683
Posted By Patrick Morris
Re: My '78 is getting a set of #7100 Bilsteins

Thank you. Just wish I'd done it years ago... Like the cut-n-turn, the mastercraft seating, wide-ratio t19, etc and so on. This truck has been evolving over many years. By the time I'm 85 it will...
Forum: Reader's Ride's 07-14-2013, 09:44 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 17,683
Posted By Patrick Morris
Re: My '78 is getting a set of #7100 Bilsteins

I feel a little weird talking about pricing on this forum, but since Jeff and co don't sell these particular shocks anyway I guess it would be okay to mention that I got them from aj-usa for about...
Forum: Reader's Ride's 07-06-2013, 08:42 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 17,683
Posted By Patrick Morris
Re: My '78 is getting a set of #7100 Bilsteins

All painted now. Here are some in-situ pics of the 7100s.

I'll need to wait at least four weeks for my rear 7100s from the time I order them, since the 7100s are made to order at Bilstein.

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Forum: Reader's Ride's 07-05-2013, 10:14 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 17,683
Posted By Patrick Morris
Re: My '78 is getting a set of #7100 Bilsteins

Update: I have the front towers welded in now and ready for a little paint. While the towers were still just tacked into place I did a fit check on a rutted trail nearby, getting everything crossed...
Forum: Reader's Ride's 06-29-2013, 02:20 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 17,683
Posted By Patrick Morris
Re: My '78 is getting a set of #7100 Bilsteins

Hi. I got a little further along with the project this weekend. Both the right and left shock towers are tacked in place. For now I just have those borrowed blstn 5125s mounted. They will work...
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