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Old 05-30-2012, 09:22 PM
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Re: Lowering kit

I've got the Eibach's for my 2012 Hemi Summit sitting in the garage. I'm waiting on standard rear shocks to replace my tow package self leveling shocks. FYI, the shocks wih the towing package are NOT compatible.
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Here's some info a friend of mine just sent me. http://performance-suspension.eibach...rokee_2011.pdf
Great information, thanks.
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For sure just gonna be a bit cause I leave sun for Vegas for my honeymoon so the jeep will have to sit for a min. Just sucks cause I should get my wheels which went with the 20 inch black srt8 wheels and my lowering kit while I'm gone
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Old 06-09-2012, 12:07 PM
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Re: Lowering kit

FYI, anyone changing from self leveling rear shocks to the stock non self leveling shocks.....you need to buy the upper shock mount also. I just found out the hard way. I'll have to run the self leveling shocks for a few days until I can install the standard shocks.

here is a pic of the front, looks pretty good. I hope to have the rear shocks replaced tomorrow.
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FYI, anyone changing from self leveling rear shocks to the stock non self leveling shocks.....you need to buy the upper shock mount also. I just found out the hard way. I'll have to run the self leveling shocks for a few days until I can install the standard shocks.

here is a pic of the front, looks pretty good. I hope to have the rear shocks replaced tomorrow.
Probably a premature question since you only have the fronts complete, but do you know if it falls within factory aligment tolerances? I think that is the outstanding question at this point from what I'm reading/hearing. Folks are concerend that once you drop it with springs you can't get to all the adjustments required to bring it back to factory specs.

The second school of thought is anything around 1 inch doesn't require an alignment as, and don't quote me on this one since it's hearsay, the engineers build tolerences in because if they didn't, when you were under load (towing, 500 people in the car, etc) you'd be out of alignment. When I lowered my 2010 SRT GC with Eibachs I didn't have it aligned and it drove/rode fine. It was a 1.5 inch drop so I probabley should have, but just never got around to it (long story, had three appts that had to cancel due to work travel and then it just got to a point I said screw it).

The hard core folks will bash me at this point for not doing it and I'm sure I'm going to hear about tire wear, ball joint stress, etc. For me, doesn't really matter as I'm in and out of these vehicles within 2 - 3 years max so I'm less concerend and like I said, the SRT was drivin like that for 2 years with zero tire wear or other susupension related issues.
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Re: Lowering kit

Not sure about the alignments specs just yet. I'm going to take it in soon though
Just a little info though....it dropped way more than what Eibach stated, I got nearly 2.75" of drop. This was measuring from the ground to the wheel opening.

Link to my other thread: the rear is finished now
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Just a little info though....it dropped way more than what Eibach stated, I got nearly 2.75" of drop. This was measuring from the ground to the wheel opening.
This is good to know. My springs just arrived yesterday. I'm hoping my "Altitude" will drop as much as yours.
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Re: Lowering kit

Just took some more measurements from the center of the wheel to the fender lip:
Front 17.25 rear 18.25.

I should also say that mines Hemi.....so I guess that's why my front is a little lower and the rear is a little higher than other threads I've read about Eibach lowering springs.
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Re: Lowering kit

The pic in the other thread look great. Much more "tude" now. I'm just a bit concerned that my 6cyl won't weigh it down as much as the 8cyl (happened to me before so I'm overly cautious). Anyway, thanks for the measurements and keep us posted on the alignment and how much it settles after a hundred or so miles.
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Will do, and let me say that it drives great now. Now I want the SRT sway bars or even bigger and stiffer bars from Eibach when they make them.
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Re: Lowering kit

Are you running the RRO kit as well or do you just have the Eibach springs?
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Are you running the RRO kit as well or do you just have the Eibach springs?
RRO makes a lowering kit?
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