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.