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Old 04-22-2015, 09:56 PM
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Road Magnet Lowering Kits

Does anyone have pics of Jeeps with Road Magnet lowering kits? I have a 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo with 20 inch wheels and wanted to lower it but just wanted to see what it would look like.

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Re: Road Magnet Lowering Kits

what height you looking ? I did the mid heights and the rears are bottoming out. Looking into a stronger shock in the rear but otherwise i think the spring is too soft.
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Re: Road Magnet Lowering Kits

I was looking inti the mids also. Fo you have a picture you can post.
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Re: Road Magnet Lowering Kits



Old pic, change the wheels twice since then
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Re: Road Magnet Lowering Kits

Nice, What is the tire sizes u have on it.
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Road Magnet Lowering Kits

What options do those of us that are lowered on road magnet springs have as far as rear and or front shock replacement?

I loved the ride when I first lowered the Grand Cherokee on Mid Drop Road magnets but now after a few months, my rear shocks are worn out and making clunking noises while going over low speed bumps and leaking fluid.

Really only need rear replacements but just wondering if anyone has dealt with this on a WK2?

also are WK2 srt8 rear shocks an option for non SRT?


My factory shocks may just be defective so I got them replaced under mopar at warranty for not but I think I am going to try the bilsteins with the roadmagnets next


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Re: Road Magnet Lowering Kits

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What options do those of us that are lowered on road magnet springs have as far as rear and or front shock replacement?

I loved the ride when I first lowered the Grand Cherokee on Mid Drop Road magnets but now after a few months, my rear shocks are worn out and making clunking noises while going over low speed bumps and leaking fluid.

Really only need rear replacements but just wondering if anyone has dealt with this on a WK2?

also are WK2 srt8 rear shocks an option for non SRT?

My factory shocks may just be defective so I got them replaced under mopar at warranty for not but I think I am going to try the bilsteins with the roadmagnets next
I'm looking forward to seeing what direction you go in. I'm ordering the RM mids in the next few weeks, but I'm going to hold off on installing them until I buy new shocks. My last three cars were all on air ride, and the shocks were absolutely key in regards to the overall ride quality.

I'd be curious as to your feedback in regards to the SRT rear shocks (if they're an option). On my 300C SRT, the Bilsteins were definitely better than the non SRT setup. Having said that, I ran both Koni's and BC's as well, and they provided a far better ride quality than the SRT Bilstein's.

I think the Eibach Pro-Damper Kit may be the best option at this point.
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Re: Road Magnet Lowering Kits

I went with bilstein 4600 rears for now. Ordered should be here within 2 weeks. Hopefully they work out they have a lifetime warranty and are a heavy duty shock so I'll just keep having them replaced if they go bad. The eibachs only carry a 2 year warranty.

Eibachs pro damper, bilstein 4600 HD and KYB excel sport are the only viable options we have right now. And KYB doesn't have front fitment so I chose bilstein for the warranty and front and rear fitment available.


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I went with bilstein 4600 rears for now. Ordered should be here within 2 weeks. Hopefully they work out they have a lifetime warranty and are a heavy duty shock so I'll just keep having them replaced if they go bad. The eibachs only carry a 2 year warranty.

Eibachs pro damper, bilstein 4600 HD and KYB excel sport are the only viable options we have right now. And KYB doesn't have front fitment so I chose bilstein for the warranty and front and rear fitment available.


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Thanks for the update!

In regards to the Eibach's only having a 2-year warranty, I wouldn't mind that as long as the design/dampening was setup for the lowered ride height. I'm assuming that they're designed to fit with their 1" (F) and 2" (R) lowering springs.

If the ride on the Bilstein's deteriorates as quickly as the stock shocks, I may just stick with the Eibach setup. I'll be interested to hear your feedback after you put some miles on them.
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Re: Road Magnet Lowering Kits

Yea but the eibachs springs really don't lower anywhere near their description. Like not even close the rear on a road magnet mid drop is 1.8" and looks 2 inches lower than the eibachs lol.

From past experience with bilstein awesome build and seal quality and knowing how crappy and cheap Tokico OEM shocks are ( don't expect them to last more than 300 miles with road magnets ) I think the bilstein a lot of bang for your buck.

I'll let you know how the rears are once I get them on the front oem shocks seem to be holding up ok but I should have just done it all in one shot looking back at it now instead.


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Yea but the eibachs springs really don't lower anywhere near their description. Like not even close the rear on a road magnet mid drop is 1.8" and looks 2 inches lower than the eibachs lol.

From past experience with bilstein awesome build and seal quality and knowing how crappy and cheap Tokico OEM shocks are ( don't expect them to last more than 300 miles with road magnets ) I think the bilstein a lot of bang for your buck.

I'll let you know how the rears are once I get them on the front oem shocks seem to be holding up ok but I should have just done it all in one shot looking back at it now instead.
Who did you buy the Bilstein rears from? They're definitely cost efficient, but I'll be curious as to your feedback in regards to dampening. I'm planning on purchasing the fronts and rears at the same time.
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Re: Road Magnet Lowering Kits

The bilsteins are more expensive than the eibachs. Auto anything had the best price on them.
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