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Old 08-24-2014, 09:14 AM
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Re: Eibach pro lift install

Im really happy with the geometry on this kit. I measured the stock strut assembled on the floor and this one and the eibach isnt that much longer. The cv angles look great and spring to uca clearance is good even at full droop. I dont see any risk of crashing the springs or stress on the joints.

I cant comment on the ride so much as the camber and toe are off so i was pretty careful on my way to work this morning. It is reponsive to say the least. Feels like its on brand new suspension. It is definitely nice being a little higher again.
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Re: Eibach all terain pro lift install

I drive my wk2 daily at highway more than 150 mile
Do you advise me to install this kit ?


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Old 08-24-2014, 09:38 AM
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Re: Eibach pro lift install

I measured the height at work and the from the ground at center wheel to the bottom of fender is 35 1/2 in the front and 36 at the rear. If you measure the bottom body line it has a small forward rake
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Re: Eibach all terain pro lift install

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Little too soon to answer. I will say it is my personal experience that a tuned engineered suspension lift vs spacers that force a stock suspension into a preload or different angle is my preference. I obviously havent tried the rro lift. Its a lift regardless and either way it wont be stock. So far i love the feel.

If i still drove a long commute i would have lowered this one or went with a ql model for the aero fuel savings. I drive 15 miles to work so not that big of a deal.
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Re: Eibach pro lift install

Looks good. Definitely want to hear more about the ride and handling once the alignment is done. Thanks, by the way. Just when I had decided against the RRO lift or leveling kit, you have to go and do this and get the hamster wheel in my head spinning again.
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Re: Eibach pro lift install

Looks good. Waiting to see more once you get your bigger tires and your review of it.
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Re: Eibach pro lift install

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Now for the fun!!

I was by myself and I would recommend you have a friend close by. I was able to disassemble the stock assembly with the loaner kit from oreily. The loaner kit will not compress the new spring enough to put it on the new strut. I started with one set 180 apart and compressed them as much as I could with my impact. I have a legit impact and a 30gal compressor and it was getting a workout. Once I got the spring compressed a decent amount I added the second set of compressors and went around the clock. Now you have to squish these things down to get the nut started. Again 2 people would be better here.

Pay attention to your alignment from top to bottom. That way you have minimal rotation when you set this back in.

This reminds me of one of the how to's in 4 wheeler mag, they do everything including welding in sandals and flip flops

Looks good by the way. Can't wait for the full driving report
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This reminds me of one of the how to's in 4 wheeler mag, they do everything including welding in sandals and flip flops

Looks good by the way. Can't wait for the full driving report

I usually wear socks when I weld, sunburned piggys es no bueno.
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Re: Eibach all terain pro lift install

What a great install write up!

I have a question about the struts and shocks. Could you use them in this kit to replace the OEM ones? My struts/shocks are worn out and I would rather replace them with quality gas charged shocks as opposed to the OEM's.

The rear shocks shouldn't be a problem at all but I would like to know how you think the stock coil would work with the Eibach strut.

I have a '11 Laredo V6 with the standard suspension.
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What a great install write up!

I have a question about the struts and shocks. Could you use them in this kit to replace the OEM ones? My struts/shocks are worn out and I would rather replace them with quality gas charged shocks as opposed to the OEM's.

The rear shocks shouldn't be a problem at all but I would like to know how you think the stock coil would work with the Eibach strut.

I have a '11 Laredo V6 with the standard suspension.

I think eibach is selling just dampners for our jeeps. I would call their customer support about those. I would imagine you could put on the stock ones, as in they would fit, but I wouldn't try anything like that without talking to eibach.. They are great and like to help.
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Re: Eibach pro lift install

So I had my alignment done Wednesday. When they drove it up it spun the plates all the way out. He was able to get it in specs but said there wasn't much more adjustment left. It drives much better, was steering like a radio controlled car before the alignment. The suspension feels nice and it isn't stiff like the springs are loaded, it feels like you can feel the progressive rating. It squats in hard braking but doesn't nose dive. I drove in some high winds today and it did feel different, not unstable but more affected.

Hopefully I can get my new tires this week and get it in some dirt and mud. I parked next to a full size Chevy w/ stock suspension at my daughters game and it felt nice walking back after and seeing it sit higher than the truck. Plus had a parent ask if it was a new Grand Cherokee that came out. He didn't know what to say when I told him it was an 11.
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How does it feel to hit potholes/bumps in the road?
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