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Re: Eibach pro-kit installed

Update:
I've spoken with a gentleman in tech support at Eibach several times now. He's very friendly and fairly helpful, but unfortunately, Eibach is really not much real help at this point. I continue to be told that they will bring in JGC with my same specs in a week or so to find out why the drop is not the same as the published data form their original test vehicle. However, we're going on the 4th week now with no actual vehicle acquired by them yet. Then whenever they get said vehicle and find out the spring specs are incorrect for my particular pkg, I'll likely have to wait for another several weeks or maybe even months for them to do all their R&D, testing and production scheduling before I can hope to see any replacement springs.

Therefore, the plan of action at this point that the tech and I agreed upon is to come up with a spring spacer to run on the bottom of the spring to achieve the desired ride height. The spring rates do not feel bad, so it's just a matter of height at this point.

Based on the information he had available (measurements, geometries, etc) he thinks a .5-.625 spacer should work in order to raise the front by roughly 1 inch... which is about where I think it should be. After a bit of digging and a phone call or two, it looks like I may have to make the appropriate spacers rather than buy them. There just isn't much out there with the dimensions I need... and if I want it to be right then I'm probably better off doing it myself anyway.

I guess I'm a bit disappointed with Eibach, not that I really expect better service regarding this particular application, but I've always had very good experiences with their products in the past... and there's no urgency on their end to resolve this. Again, the tech I'm dealing with is a good guy, but in the end I'm left to fix the issue myself. As a customer that just leaves a bad taste in my mouth.

I'll report back with results.
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Re: Eibach pro-kit installed

That is such a cleanly modified GC. Right up my alley. I want to paint all my chrome trim pieces brilliant black to go monochromatic. My question is about your headlights. In the pic they look like they have black housings. Is that just how the pictures are coming out?
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Old 08-11-2012, 02:04 PM
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Re: Eibach pro-kit installed

Looks great ! Any updates ? I have seen a few other people lower their vehicles without any issue so maybe you just had a bad batch or is there something im missing here.
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Re: Eibach pro-kit installed

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That is such a cleanly modified GC. Right up my alley. I want to paint all my chrome trim pieces brilliant black to go monochromatic. My question is about your headlights. In the pic they look like they have black housings. Is that just how the pictures are coming out?
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The Altitude housings are black, not completely, but they have parts of the inner housing painted black.

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Looks great ! Any updates ? I have seen a few other people lower their vehicles without any issue so maybe you just had a bad batch or is there something im missing here.
Not a bad batch, it's just that my particular specs are different than the vehicle they tested. There are others here on the forum with springs that are sitting like mine...too low. I suspect that whatever they used as their test vehicle did not include both the 5.7 and 4x4.

I had a friend make up some spacers for me. I just need to find the time to tear it apart and put them in.
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Re: Eibach pro-kit installed

Oh alright , well keep us posted on how it turns out.. Has Eibach come up with a solution ? Im surprised esp with them being such a big company and in the industry for so long
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Re: Eibach pro-kit installed

my 2012 overland summit 4x2 5.7 also has to much rake but I want to bring the rear down to the same level as the front. So I'm going to talk to a local shop about cutting the springs......seems like that is my only option.

based on your pics, mine sits the same as yours.
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I thought about cutting some coils and bringing the rear down as well. It's really the easier option, but I feel that the front is just too low... something I rarely feel when it comes to my sports cars, but this Jeep is the family rig so it has to be fully capable for all environments. I've already felt the front bump stops twice now on the highway when hitting fairly substantial dips, so up it must come.
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I thought about cutting some coils and bringing the rear down as well. It's really the easier option, but I feel that the front is just too low... something I rarely feel when it comes to my sports cars, but this Jeep is the family rig so it has to be fully capable for all environments. I've already felt the front bump stops twice now on the highway when hitting fairly substantial dips, so up it must come.
Yeah, I know what you mean. I've hit the bumps stops also. Think I'm going to look into a thinner rubber coil spring isolator. I'm not even sure what the stock isolators look like.....it was just a thought.
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Re: Eibach pro-kit installed

Any updates on this?
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Re: Eibach pro-kit installed

Nope haven't done anything.....I'm kind of bi polar when it comes to my toys. One day I'm all Jeep Jeep Jeep.....right now I'm all Buell Buell Buell. .
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Re: Eibach pro-kit installed

Any update? My springs are ordered and going on next week once I get the non-auto leveling shocks/mounts. I wonder if I will have the same issues without the added weight of the 4x4. I would rather drop the rear instead of raising the front. It seems the SRT guys are having good luck in cutting a coil off the rear.

Did the Eibach directions say to cut the bumpstops?
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Re: Eibach pro-kit installed

eibach hit comes with replacement bumpstops for the front. I hate the rake also. Only option is to cut the rears I believe. Always heard as long as you don't cut over a full coil, you won't effect the ride much. Don't know if its true for all springs but I know on some older stuff, half a coil is about an inch. My concern about going lower in the rear, is correcting the camber. Don't think there is enough adjustment from factory. Probably gonna have to fab some adjustment guides.
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