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Bilstein 4600/Eibach lowering springs.....

Hello All. New 2015 Altitude owner here.....
As others have said, the OE suspension leaves plenty of room for improvement.
It rolls in turns, shutters on mild bumps at highway speed and is harsh at low speed.
I have read the suspension posts here but haven't found a conclusive answer.

I drive mostly highway and in town roads. I may see some fire road type offroading, but definitely no crawling.

With that said, i'm thinking Bilstein 4600 with Eibach Pro Lowering Springs would meet my needs.......I'll add SRT sways also.

Anyone have experience with this set-up?
Honest opinions welcome....

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Old 12-26-2015, 05:48 PM
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Re: Bilstein 4600/Eibach lowering springs.....

Plenty want to raise their Jeeps, not too many want to lower.
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Re: Bilstein 4600/Eibach lowering springs.....

Go with mid drop roadmagnet springs instead. That's what I run with the bilsteins and SRT sways and I love it


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Re: Bilstein 4600/Eibach lowering springs.....

There has been much discussion on lowering our Altitudes with Road Magnet Mids and Eibach lowering springs. Early verdict has been the RM Mids will give a softer, more OEM quality ride. The Eibachs will give you slightly less of a drop and be stiffer for a more performance quality ride. Some have said the RMs are the better choice for a daily. Recently, I have read of a new Eibach spring that has been released that is supposed to be better. i would suggest checking with Black Ops, before deciding on the spring
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Re: Bilstein 4600/Eibach lowering springs.....

The eibachs don't drop the rear at all it's terrible. Not worth looking into them at all period... Unless they came out with new springs which are lower haven't heard about that.
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Re: Bilstein 4600/Eibach lowering springs.....

Thanks guys.
Skunkd, can you describe the ride feel of your set-up a bit? Too soft, too hard, flat cornering etc, just right?


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Re: Bilstein 4600/Eibach lowering springs.....

It's definitely not too soft. I'd say it's pretty good all around and handles well considering the weight of this thing! It's hard to describe because it's more comfortable than the load leveling suspension I had stock with the tow package but also handles better. Its much more forgiving than the tow package rear that was insanely stiff I guess. Can't compare it to stock non load level since I haven't been in one.
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Re: Bilstein 4600/Eibach lowering springs.....

I have to say that I am a little conflicted. I'm not concerned if I lower or raise the ride height a little in either direction.
All I'm concerned about is getting more general comfort and less body roll.
Whatever meets those requirements is good with me.
Would I be better off with the 5100s
or Old Man EMU set-up?



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Re: Bilstein 4600/Eibach lowering springs.....

If you are thinking about raising the ride height I have read that the 5100s will give you some adjustment to raise. OME has been around for years and are a good product. I am more familiar with their lifts geared more towards foreign 4x4s. Landcruisers, Land Rover, etc
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Re: Bilstein 4600/Eibach lowering springs.....

Here is the Old Man EMU kit for WK2......

WK2 Old Man Emu:Â*2011 and newer Old Man Emu WK2 Lift Kits and Parts

What do you guys think ?
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Re: Bilstein 4600/Eibach lowering springs.....

I have the eibach pro lowering kit (v6 version) with bilstein 4600 (revalved rears) on a 2012 v6 along with srt swis ays and links. Dramatic improvement over stock ride (reduced body roll, tightened response to road irregularities and small bumps). Almost all of my driving experience is onroad in the NY tristate area. My experience has been documented in some of the road magnet/eibach pro and bilstein discussions.

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The eibachs don't drop the rear at all it's terrible. Not worth looking into them at all period... Unless they came out with new springs which are lower haven't heard about that.
Maybe with the v6 springs. I did srt eibachs and achieved over 2 inches of drop on my v6 Laredo. Granted I have a wk1 but maybe the same principle applies here...
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