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Building a highway cruiser - SRT springs, sway bar and wheels

I'm looking to build up a 2014 V6 Limited as a highway cruiser. I spend a lot of my time commuting to clients in traffic and on the highway, and looking for a a sporty look. Here is what I'm thinking. SRT springs, SRT rear sway bar, SRT 20" spider monkey wheels. Where I could use help is the following:
  • Do I need to replace the shocks when I'm doing the springs or can I run the stock shocks and upgrade as those wear out?
  • What tires would you recommend? I need them to be all-season/all terrain - something I can run year round that will be decent in the snow and last. I have a set of Michellin Defender LTX on my wife's Acadia and like them a lot. Any recommendations would be welcome

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Re: Building a highway cruiser - SRT springs, sway bar and wheels

You really want to match spring rates to shocks - not a huge deal but helps overall ride quality.

I have a SRT and just did the mild Eibach drop. It rides a hair rougher even in auto mode but not bad.

If I would have scrapped the Bilstein active dampening shocks and matched a slightly softer shock to the coils it would have helped but I didn't want to give up my selectable shocks
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Re: Building a highway cruiser - SRT springs, sway bar and wheels

I did the exact same thing, went with SRT springs, SRT front and rear sway bars, Bilsteins and SRT front and rear calipers with Brembo drilled rotors.

It depends on what your rear shocks are, if they are the load leveling ones, then it won't lower as it should. Then I suggest just change the rear shocks for Bilsteins and later on do the front coils. That is what I did and drove great!

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Looks awesome thank you so much! If you don't mind me asking how much did the setup cost you?
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Re: Building a highway cruiser - SRT springs, sway bar and wheels

I'm rocking stock front springs/shocks and SRT rear springs with stock shocks. She cruises very smoothly on the highway. Only cost me $75 for a set of used springs and about an hour of my time.

My jeep is on the left and a bone stock on right.

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I bought the springs used from a member in this forum, the wheels from Mike at Midwest Wheel & Tire and all the rest I got from Peter at JustForJeeps. Both are great guys behind companies that offer a great service! Check their websites for prices.


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