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Bilstein 5100 Failing? 3rd gen 4Runner.

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Wolfy

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I think one of my Billsteins is failing. At only about 20k miles.

It's on my 1999 4Runner. After rotating the tires I noticed that one of them was cupping. So I checked that shock and it still had grease on it from when the CV boot failed and threw grease all over the strut. So I power washed it used engine degreaser and it was clean and dry.

Now, it's wet with a clear oil again.

Anyone had this happen? I will call 4Wheel Parts, who installed them. Hopefully there's a warranty.

-M
 

theick

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One of my rear 5100's started leaking after it was bottomed out. So far I haven't noticed any loss in performance but I'm sure it will eventually. Watching your videos and what you are doing, I would say that you are ready for an upgraded shock anyway.
 

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Bilstein have a lifetime warranty on them... Unless there is visible damage they will replace them... doesn't mater the millage.
Or so I've been told. I did have one of mine replaced after around 60,000 miles.
 
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