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Old 08-13-2014, 10:05 AM
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Eibach Allterrain Lift Kit WK2

Does anyone have any experience with this suspension lift? Its seems like a pretty good option for WK2's with out QL2. I can't find much out there on it.

ALL-TERRAIN-LIFT | Performance Suspension for Jeep Grand Cherokee | eibach.com/america

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Old 08-13-2014, 03:31 PM
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Re: Eibach Allterrain Lift Kit WK2

Thread about it already but nobody has gotten the kit yet. Most have stuck with RRO kit which I also plan on getting.
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Re: Eibach Allterrain Lift Kit WK2

Thanks! I tried finding a post on it but had no luck. I like the idea of the lift. The question would be is it worth the gamble or do I go with a WK2 with the QL...
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Re: Eibach Allterrain Lift Kit WK2

Well a lift is a permanent lift and QL is adjustable. Never had a QL jeep so I wouldn't know. I've read with QL your limited on tire size cause it adjusts and with a lift it stays so you can get bigger tires.
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Re: Eibach Allterrain Lift Kit WK2

Just ordered my Eibach Kit from Quadratec. I will post pics and give a full review once I get it installed.
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Re: Eibach Allterrain Lift Kit WK2

Cool. What size tires you going to be running with the kit?
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Re: Eibach Allterrain Lift Kit WK2

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Just ordered my Eibach Kit from Quadratec. I will post pics and give a full review once I get it installed.
Should have just gone RRO 2.5" for half the price you get an extra .5" and factory ride quality since you aren't changing springs.
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Re: Eibach Allterrain Lift Kit WK2

Im excited to hear about your experiences.. When's the install, are you doing it yourself?

Some people don't and won't understand the difference between a full replacement suspension and simply a BB. You can enjoy the extra plates and pieces that create your "lift" I'm going to use a full replacement set to taylor the lift and its abilities to my needs.. The guys at Dobinson offer 5 different spring rates from mildly stiffer than stock to 500lb increased spring rate for armored vehicles, and the same for the rear. Ever pull a lightweight but tall trailer? a better spring rate will make that easier.
There's the fact that the shocks are tailored to the springs travel, and in OME's case there just that much better built usually..
OME also offers its lifts suited to 3.6-5.7, Bull bar or not, winch, Hd, MD, etc.

I know a stock ride with a BB. Which isn't a selling point to me as the WK2 is now 2.25" taller, it's getting blown around on stock shocks working harder than designed to, and stock soft springs swaying in the wind.. I know you're fine, catch a cross wind in a lifted Jeep in the wrong place... But stock above its limits is fine, I heard..

Most of you will be on to whatever flavor is next by the time your BB has caused it's damage. So for a short term it'll be fine. A BB works fine, but its in no way a sophisticated approach to ride quality and ability, it's a cheap way to get lifted, I prefer to spend the money on a more well rounded method that will offer more benefits.
A well designed suspension takes into account angles, bushings, spring lengths, shock travel, and such. A BB just jacks it up. It works though.. I just don't want a stock ride at this height, I want a stronger more capable one.
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Re: Eibach Allterrain Lift Kit WK2

Dude it's a two inch lift. Stop pretending ur gonna notice the differnce between a spacer or a full spring. This isn't a solid axle truck... Especially for an extra 600 bucks over the spacers. IFS ruined the game there's no point in throwing all that money at it for something you'll never benefit from.
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Eibach Allterrain Lift Kit WK2

So you're saying that my jeep with spring rates 200 to 300 pounds higher than stock and a shock tuned for that, won't reduce the negative effects of lift greater than your jeep 2.25" inches taller than stock with the stock shocks and springs?

And the roll center being changed but not the dampening or the spring rate doesn't have a negative effect at all with stock shocks and springs.

And that wind won't affect our jeeps differently as far as stability?

Just making sure I hear you correctly.

Please talk to me about solid axle vehicles I've been lifting them since 1989 from BB to LA's and everything around there. And this point had nothing to do with a BB on one vs another.
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Re: Eibach Allterrain Lift Kit WK2

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So you're saying that my jeep with spring rates 200 to 300 pounds higher than stock and a shock tuned for that, won't reduce the negative effects of lift greater than your jeep 2.25" inches taller than stock with the stock shocks and springs?

And the roll center being changed but not the dampening or the spring rate doesn't have a negative effect at all with stock shocks and springs.

And that wind won't affect our jeeps differently as far as stability?

Just making sure I hear you correctly.

Please talk to me about solid axle vehicles I've been lifting them since 1989 from BB to LA's and everything around there. And this point had nothing to do with a BB on one vs another.
A higher spring rate on the the WK2 will hurt your already limited articulation unless your increasing the vehicle weight. It will handle better for sure as the springs are stiffer and the progressive rate is probably higher as well. The shocks are terrible at best and should be upgraded for sure even for everyday driving I think. The nose dive on them with the Hemi is not good.
I would still go with the Eibach kit vs the spacer kit but mainly for the shocks and my hatred of spacer lifts
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Re: Eibach Allterrain Lift Kit WK2

Not that I need to justify my purchase but the reason I bought the eibach kit is because my factory "performance" shocks are shot at 38K miles. My Jeep currently has terrible ride quality. It made no sense to me to replace factory suspension just to add a BB on top of it.

I will be running the same wheel/tire combo I already have on my jeep. 275/55 R20 Cooper Zeon LTZ on OE Wheels SRT8 Replica Wheel.

I will doing the install myself and I am going to try and take pictures for people who may be interested in this kit in the future.
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