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Lowering springs question

I'm waiting on 20" Spider Monkey wheels, will do 265 in front and 295 in the rare, I want to lower my car to get a sportier look and a little stiffer ride, but I don't want to be too low.

I have been looking at the Eibach Pro Kit since I think that the Road Magnet is too low.

Will the Eibach's be a good choice for me or is it something else you guys would recommend?

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Re: Lowering springs question

I've been impressed with the stock SRT springs and bilstein Shock combo I've seen on here. Here's some photos of two guys that just made the swap. The posts are back to back.
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You can do a forum search and maybe find some comparison photos. Most guys are going to defend the set up they went with. Human nature being what it is, lol. Check out some photos and decide which you like best. Wheel choice could also be a consideration in which will suit you best. Good luck.
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I'm waiting on 20" Spider Monkey wheels, will do 265 in front and 295 in the rare, I want to lower my car to get a sportier look and a little stiffer ride, but I don't want to be too low.



I have been looking at the Eibach Pro Kit since I think that the Road Magnet is too low.



Will the Eibach's be a good choice for me or is it something else you guys would recommend?



Thanks for any help!


I have oem srt coils with bilstein. It is a good ride, but I was hoping it was a little stiffer and maybe lower. The bilsteins seem to raise the front. But still have a rake. Eibach are good and do lower but drop the rear down so the truck is level, no rake. Whatever you choose I recommend getting new shocks like the 4600 bilsteins. All aftermarket and oem srt springs are bouncy without changing out your oem shocks in my opinion.

I am a German car owner, both Audi and mercedes. And try to get the jeep to have that same feel. My current setup with oem srt springs and bilsteins is still not as stiff as my mercedes e 350 coupe. And not anywhere as stiff as my Audi A4 with Koni shocks and HR springs. Jeep is still very comfortable and firmer than stock. I also run oem 20x10 srt wheels with 295/45/20.
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I have oem srt coils with bilstein. It is a good ride, but I was hoping it was a little stiffer and maybe lower. The bilsteins seem to raise the front. But still have a rake. Eibach are good and do lower but drop the rear down so the truck is level, no rake. Whatever you choose I recommend getting new shocks like the 4600 bilsteins. All aftermarket and oem srt springs are bouncy without changing out your oem shocks in my opinion.

I am a German car owner, both Audi and mercedes. And try to get the jeep to have that same feel. My current setup with oem srt springs and bilsteins is still not as stiff as my mercedes e 350 coupe. And not anywhere as stiff as my Audi A4 with Koni shocks and HR springs. Jeep is still very comfortable and firmer than stock. I also run oem 20x10 srt wheels with 295/45/20.
When you say not as stiff, are you talking about when you hit a pot hole or when your carving a curve? Beefier sway bars and end links would take out the body roll in the corners yet still give you a comfortable ride on rougher roads.
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When you say not as stiff, are you talking about when you hit a pot hole or when your carving a curve? Beefier sway bars and end links would take out the body roll in the corners yet still give you a comfortable ride on rougher roads.


I kind of like the rough ride, so it's not like that. It's firm and no body roll at all. I'd have to drive and srt to see if mine is just as stiff. But I'm using to driving a car with coils and Konis and low profile tires. Maybe if I put 22s on unstead of 20s is get that feel. So my jeep is very comfortable, you can feel the bumps more, but it's not uncomfortable.
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Re: Lowering springs question

Here is a quick pic I took today comparing my SRT rear springs with a bone stock Altitude. Hope these help anyone else decide on only doing the rears...

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Re: Lowering springs question

Why you thinking of doing a staggered setup?

You can do 295"s all around no prob on a black ops mid drop setup ..you'll get 2" of drop with a nice ride
I'd recommend the Bilstein 4600"s as well

I'm running the mid drops on a set of 22" lexanis with 305/35/22" tires and no probs

The mid drops give you roughly 2" of drop vs the 1/2" of drop from the srt springs


I like the look of the mid drops myself..the aggressive drop is just too much in my opinion
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The mid drops give you roughly 2" of drop vs the 1/2" of drop from the srt springs

I got one inch of drop in the rear with SRT springs and stock shocks (non LL).


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Mid drops gave me more than 2 inches of drop in the rear for sure. Love them much more comfortable than the stock springs with bilsteins. And don't stagger your front and rear tire sizes...


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My road magnet Mid drop springs vs stock. Look at the gap and the height of the side view mirrors... It's drastic.

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Why no stagger? The SRT is staggered.
The srt is not staggered

Stock srt setup is 20x10" with 295/45/20" tires
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