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Road Magnet Mids, and Bilstein Shocks, Bottoming out, help!

I put the RM mid springs and bilstein 4600 shocks and struts on my 2014 Grand Cherokee Limited, Saturday. It is sagging so bad now in the rear I cant even get out of my driveway without rubbing, and even going around a corner its rubbing bad. There is barely any shock travel left at all, and we did verify everything was on correctly. Anyone have this issue, what am I doing wrong?

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Re: Road Magnet Mids, and Bilstein Shocks, Bottoming out, help!

Sounds like the front springs were installed on the rear.


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Re: Road Magnet Mids, and Bilstein Shocks, Bottoming out, help!

I have made sure everything is installed correctly, thin springs in front and the thicker ones in the back. He is sending me new back springs now to see if that helps. I ordered air bags as well just to be safe.
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Re: Road Magnet Mids, and Bilstein Shocks, Bottoming out, help!

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I have made sure everything is installed correctly, thin springs in front and the thicker ones in the back. He is sending me new back springs now to see if that helps. I ordered air bags as well just to be safe.
What air bags did you order? If you ordered the ones for standard WK2 suspension they won't fit with road magnets drop springs as they are too tall. You need custom size bags. Regardless this is not normal functionality. I've had bilstien 4600's and RM mids for a year and a half and NEVER have I rubbed or bottomed out and I have really aggressive wheels 22x10.5 +35 with 305/35/22 tires.
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Re: Road Magnet Mids, and Bilstein Shocks, Bottoming out, help!

That makes me feel a lot better. Everything is brand new, I have the same wheel and tire offset. He said he was sure it was the shocks, and I told him that it's what everybody uses, and he still thinks it's the shocks. Thankfully after verifying everything was in the right spots with pics and all, he said he would go ahead and send me out another pair. He also said that they never have spring problems, so that made me nervous. The air bags I got are the custom ones, I just did some measurements and they gave me the right ones.
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Re: Road Magnet Mids, and Bilstein Shocks, Bottoming out, help!

Here is a link to a pic. https://instagram.com/p/BIgphHABdc7/
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Re: Road Magnet Mids, and Bilstein Shocks, Bottoming out, help!

If the shocks are faulty they would also cause the car to sit low and rub. When my factory shocks blew out I would rub because the car was sitting on the springs with no support from the shock. I guess it could be the shocks as well.

Here's how mine sits and I never rub no matter how large the dip or bump once my blown out factory shocks were replaced with bilstein 4600's.

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Re: Road Magnet Mids, and Bilstein Shocks, Bottoming out, help!

The shocks seem fine, I took them back off the other day and they have lots of resistance. When I took the bump stops out it sat all the way down, it was just sitting on the bump stops before, so I just put them back in for now, put 1 inch spacers in the springs and it is still sitting on the bump stops, you can't even move them. How much room do you have before you hit the bump stops?
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Re: Road Magnet Mids, and Bilstein Shocks, Bottoming out, help!

I cut my bumpstop's down an inch but I can't tell how close it is with the dust covers on.


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Re: Road Magnet Mids, and Bilstein Shocks, Bottoming out, help!

Here it is when it was sitting on uncut bump stops, I don't have the dust covers so I can get to mine. I was kind of wondering if everyone is just riding on their bump stops and don't know it.
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Road Magnet Mids, and Bilstein Shocks, Bottoming out, help!

Looks like you are running 40 profile tires? That's larger diameter than stock and could be the cause.

That would be .6" taller than mine.

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Re: Road Magnet Mids, and Bilstein Shocks, Bottoming out, help!

They are 295/40/22 but I did see other people running them without any issues, and they don't rub with the bump stops in. It's mainly the fact that I have one finger wheel gap in the rear, and 3 fingers in the front. If I measure the pinch weld in the front and in the back the front is about 3/4 of an inch higher. Have you measured yours any where? Just curious to see where it is supposed to be.
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