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Re: Eibach pro lift install

So, i wanted to add this to this thread rather than make a new one..

I just finished installing the kit on my 2014, mainly to stop the damn shock clunk, (3 pairs in 13k miles...)

7 hours to install.. it would have been 4 hours BUT.. each of those front springs took 1.5 hours to compress. it was a nightmare, a buddy loaned me a big heavy duty compressor and i had the normal claw ones (which popped off 4 times, thats always exciting) I have worked on cars for 30+ years and those front springs are one of the single worst things i have ever dealt with..

Just to get an idea. here is a pic of it compressed and it still had about 3" more to compress..


If anyone is going to do this kit, i would find a local shop with the big wall mounted compressor to get the springs into the front shocks.. other than that the entire job was cake.. rear takes maybe 20 mins per side for the shocks and springs.. done.

The front seems daunting at first. but really isn't.. Passenger side has enough give to use a foot to push the knuckle down to get the strut in and out without pulling the axle from the front end..

Drivers side is even easier.. cause i did pop the axle out i could REALLY drop the control arm.. didnt even have to push it down to get the strut in and out..

As for alignment, no bump steer.. still goes straight down the road, i was excepting it to want to jump lanes and stuff.. nope. I will still get it on a rack cause i know it has to be off.. rather not destroy tires..

As for the right.. OMG.. ZERO clunks.. the ride is tight, and a touch stiffer but in a good way. The front of mine was always kind of sloppy. no more.. and the Rake is gone, doesn't look like a 78 camaro with air shocks anymore and no more nose dive on the brakes..

Here is a pic done.. (it's actually green. but you need bright light for it to come out) And the front end will settle a bit in the next couple of days. its a little too high right now..


P.S. 2" doesn't sound my much.. BUT my foot doesn't touch the ground getting out.. i have to hop out now

P.P.S. I need to find a set of tires a touch taller.. with all weather tread that wont hum for when the stock tires wear out.. And no i wont be changing rims i like the stock ones and thank god they arn't black. worse trend ever is blacking out a vehicle...

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Re: Eibach pro lift install

Looks good. Youll enjoy the lift. 1 year in on mine and no issues and still performs great. Good thing blacking out is the worse trend ever i wont have to worry about ours getting confused.
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Went out to run some errands this morning and i have a really bad vibration above 55.. not in the steering wheel but the vehicle itself starts shaking.. I havn't had any alignment yet and i don't think a bad alignment would cause it... anyone else experience this?

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Looks good. Youll enjoy the lift. 1 year in on mine and no issues and still performs great. Good thing blacking out is the worse trend ever i wont have to worry about ours getting confused.
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Went out to run some errands this morning and i have a really bad vibration above 55.. not in the steering wheel but the vehicle itself starts shaking.. I havn't had any alignment yet and i don't think a bad alignment would cause it... anyone else experience this?
Ever figure out what the issue was? I plan on doing the eibach lift in the future and was curious.
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Re: Eibach pro lift install

For the V6 model the silver spacer needs to come off before the OEM black coil spacer goes on. I made the mistake of not seeing this in the directions. So the front was an inch or so higher than the rear and had this bad vibration I think you are talking about. got it corrected and got an alignment and road force tire balance now all is great!
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Pretty sure after his allignment the issue was resolved. He had another thread started.
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ok cool yeah after the lift my total toe in was off by 1.54 degrees everything else was in spec. But I think the toe in made the vibration as well before the alignment.
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Re: Eibach pro lift install

Thanks jberg and icetech. yalls posts helped me on my install. check it out here
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Got my lift installed today. Drives great!jeep1.jpg
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Re: Eibach pro lift install

Did you guys end up with the full 2" lift?
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Re: Eibach pro lift install

I measure 36 &1/2 inches in the front and 36 in the rear. Didn't measure before the lift.
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Re: Eibach pro lift install

Sorry to bump a pretty mature thread, but I wanted to ask you guys a couple of questions about replacing the front struts. I am not doing a lift or drop; I just wanted to replace my OEM shocks/struts with Bilstein 4600s.

The factory service manual says you need to remove the half-shaft, which means removing a 200+ ft/lb nut and expose the bearings. I didn't see you do that here. Also, the FSM says to remove the brake caliper, which I see you did (I think). However, there was a video link posted in one of the other forums that shows all he did was remove the sway bar and tie rods and was able to keep the calipers attached, and didn't touch the half-shaft. I posted the link below.

Any reason I can't do it this way? Obviously I need to watch the brake lines in both cases.

Also, I am not going to compress the springs, but I have a couple of shops a few minutes away and I hope they will install the springs onto the new Bilsteins. My next question is: can I take off both at the same time? I see everyone turns the wheel to give better access to the tie rod ends. I would like to make one trip to the shop. Maybe I could break the tie rod bolt loose one side, then turn the wheel and get the other one broken?

Thanks for any help. I'm a new at working on suspensions but I would like to learn.
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