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Old 05-15-2016, 09:16 PM
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That looks good.
Thanks, man. I appreciate it.

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Here is a pic that I took yesterday in a parking lot next to a stock height Altitude. Hard to tell here, but it's a subtle (noticeable to me) height difference:







I like a "slightly modified" stock look

Nice & level. Rear brought down about an inch and the front is actually about 1/2" taller. However it turned out, I like it much better





OEM springs + Bilstein 4600s seemed to do it for me.


The 4600's up front are known for their lift ability (+/- 1/2"). I had them on my lifted WK and got a solid 1/2" of lift up front too.

SRT springs in the rear should level me out.

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Re: My springs are on the way!

I have the tow package and had the load leveling shocks.
My wife noticed the front was higher than before and noticed that she couldn't see over the hood like she used to. She's shorter than I am coupled with the additional lift up front, I understand.
Over the weekend I raised the driver's seat up quite a bit and it made a big difference for me. She didn't drive it yet but will today. Hopefully I get her approval, since it is her car.
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Re: My springs are on the way!

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Here is a pic that I took yesterday in a parking lot next to a stock height Altitude. Hard to tell here, but it's a subtle (noticeable to me) height difference:



I like a "slightly modified" stock look
Nice & level. Rear brought down about an inch and the front is actually about 1/2" taller. However it turned out, I like it much better


OEM springs + Bilstein 4600s seemed to do it for me.

Like I tell friends that ask me why... I just can't roll stock, LOL
Mustang is lowered in Eibach Sportline springs and my new beetle is dropped on coil overs
I like this look better than the RMs. I believe it's the Bilstein 4600s that set you straight. I had these on my WK, and it did the exact same thing. It actually lowers the rear, and brings up the front with stock springs. So I never lowered the WK because most lowering coils, drop the rear and take up the front slightly. So you basically do that twice with the Bilsteins installed.

Did you leave the same OEM spring in the rear that was there with the load leveling shocks? Just changed up the hardware needed to mount the new shocks? If so, I am doing the same thing. I was considering getting SRT Springs, with 4600s. My guess, it wold be a little more even vs a stock SRT, with 4600s insatlled.

Thanks for your posts. I learned a lot. Also, do you have 1.25 boara's installed, or not?
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Don't forget to aim your headlamps. They will be aimed more upwards now and blinding the drivers you meet at night.
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I like this look better than the RMs. I believe it's the Bilstein 4600s that set you straight. I had these on my WK, and it did the exact same thing. It actually lowers the rear, and brings up the front with stock springs. So I never lowered the WK because most lowering coils, drop the rear and take up the front slightly. So you basically do that twice with the Bilsteins installed.

Did you leave the same OEM spring in the rear that was there with the load leveling shocks? Just changed up the hardware needed to mount the new shocks? If so, I am doing the same thing. I was considering getting SRT Springs, with 4600s. My guess, it wold be a little more even vs a stock SRT, with 4600s insatlled.

Thanks for your posts. I learned a lot. Also, do you have 1.25 boara's installed, or not?
Thanks gsommerp.
I am running the OEM coil springs with the Bilsteins. I did have to buy new non-load leveling upper mounting brackets for the shocks in the rear.

Yes, I am running Bora 1.25" spacers.
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Re: My springs are on the way!

I tried reading all of the "lowering" threads before posting anything...

so I have a 2011 base 2wd Laredo that I just added the oem 20s, added SRT exhaust, hitch, paint matching fender trim & rocker panels, and now I would like to lower the rear a tad. Right now my fronts sit 3.75" top of tire to fender trim gap, rears are 5.3125" gap passenger side and 5.625" gap driver's side. I do not want to raise the front but would like to possibly just lower the rear 1" - 1.25". So would just swapping out the rear shocks with Bilsteins do the trick? Or do I need to look at swapping out with SRT rear springs?


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My springs are on the way!

I installed SRT rear springs and they lowered me about 3/4-1". Now my stance is level front to back.

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How's the ride? Notice any difference? You have standard non-leveling shocks?
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How's the ride? Notice any difference? You have standard non-leveling shocks?

Yep, just standard load shocks (OEM). The ride is slightly stiffer than stock but in a good way. Around curves it feels more planted, instead of all over the place. Couldn't be happier with the ride and look.

I was amazed at how much longer the stock springs were. I think the SRT springs were almost 2 coils shorter! 😳


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Yep, just standard load shocks (OEM). The ride is slightly stiffer than stock but in a good way. Around curves it feels more planted, instead of all over the place. Couldn't be happier with the ride and look.

I was amazed at how much longer the stock springs were. I think the SRT springs were almost 2 coils shorter!


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I installed the front srt coils as well. Those are way shorter than stock. Maybe 6 coils missing.
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I tried reading all of the "lowering" threads before posting anything...

so I have a 2011 base 2wd Laredo that I just added the oem 20s, added SRT exhaust, hitch, paint matching fender trim & rocker panels, and now I would like to lower the rear a tad. Right now my fronts sit 3.75" top of tire to fender trim gap, rears are 5.3125" gap passenger side and 5.625" gap driver's side. I do not want to raise the front but would like to possibly just lower the rear 1" - 1.25". So would just swapping out the rear shocks with Bilsteins do the trick? Or do I need to look at swapping out with SRT rear springs?


here's a pic of what I'm working with:
From my experience the Bilstein 4600s dropped the rear by 1". You could probably just swap out the rear shocks to get it to drop some.
But my preference is to change all 4 at one time just so the dampening works correctly instead of mixing & matching shocks. You can see from my pic above that, although the front did raise some, mine sits nice and level.
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