Originally Posted by five.7 Hemi
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.