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Hi,

Really enjoying the site so far. New member and new owner of a '15 Altitude 2WD. Love it but would rather have better cornering even if it's at the expense of a little ride quality. It's a lease so I want to be able to put it back to original when the time comes. My questions are:

1: Which springs will give me the best handling as well as a nice low ride height without a super slammed look?

2: Will wheel spacers help with cornering or are they just for looks (I'm keeping the stock wheels).

3: I've seen mixed feelings here about the BWP end links. Is this the way to go or are there better options to control body roll?

I did a fair amount of homework on the site but I'm still a bit confused as to the above. Thanks in advance for any help.

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Re: Suspension mod recommendations

I'm not sure I'd invest the money in suspension mods on a lease vehicle, honestly, and with a platform change coming for MY18, you'd likely have to end up selling them off for whatever you could get for them at lease end. I apologize that this doesn't help answer your specific questions, however...
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Re: Suspension mod recommendations

well, like Jim said, I wouldn't bother on a lease.

But for suspension, I would do SRT suspension conversion .. springs, shocks, swaybars.

Wheels spacers wont help with cornering.. if anything you might break a stud while trying to corner hard with this heavy of a vehicle with spacers.
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well, like Jim said, I wouldn't bother on a lease.

But for suspension, I would do SRT suspension conversion .. springs, shocks, swaybars.

Wheels spacers wont help with cornering.. if anything you might break a stud while trying to corner hard with this heavy of a vehicle with spacers.

I ran 1.25" spacers on my '08 WK for about 6 years and never had a single issue. I noticed a difference in handling while taking turns at speed.

I have a brand new set of Bora spacers waiting to be installed on my next Altitude. I also plan on swapping out the load leveling shocks to standard OEM shocks/mounts in the rear and possibly sourcing rear SRT springs too help level out the stance out.

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I ran 1.25" spacers on my '08 WK for about 6 years and never had a single issue. I noticed a difference in handling while taking turns at speed.

I have a brand new set of Bora spacers waiting to be installed on my next Altitude. I also plan on swapping out the load leveling shocks to standard OEM shocks/mounts in the rear and possibly sourcing rear SRT springs too help level out the stance out.

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Thanks. As I get used to the ride, my main goal is to sharpen up the handling some. Lease or not, I want to enjoy the driving experience as much as possible. I will look into the spacers.


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to slam it....get the roadmagnet mid or extreme springs from blackopsautoworks.com With the extremes you will need the rear lower control arms from blackops to bring the camber within spec.

FYI-the bwp endlinks are JUNK...get the blackops endlinks if you must have some
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Can anyone verify if I were to just swap out the LL's for standard rear shocks, would the rear come down at all? I had Monroe load levelers on my previous WK and they yielded about a 1/2" of lift.

I am by no means looking to level my stance here. I just want to bring the back end down so I don't have 2' of wheel gap cruising around lol


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Can anyone verify if I were to just swap out the LL's for standard rear shocks, would the rear come down at all? I had Monroe load levelers on my previous WK and they yielded about a 1/2" of lift.

I am by no means looking to level my stance here. I just want to bring the back end down so I don't have 2' of wheel gap cruising around lol


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It should bring your right height down because the load level equipped jeeps come with softer springs to compensate for the shocks. And if you want a pair of non load level shocks I have a brand new set for sale let me know never opened in original wrapper.
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It should bring your right height down because the load level equipped jeeps come with softer springs to compensate for the shocks. And if you want a pair of non load level shocks I have a brand new set for sale let me know never opened in original wrapper.

Do you think the ride would be to soft if I install OEM shocks?

I'm thinking overall it would feel more like the base Laredo suspension.


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Do you think the ride would be to soft if I install OEM shocks?

I'm thinking overall it would feel more like the base Laredo suspension.


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I think they would be fine they are a lot less jarring than the load leveling shocks.

If you have any interest in the brand new set I have shoot me a pm ill let them go for a good price and it's a simple install too so you can do it yourself or have someone install them cheap.


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I think they would be fine they are a lot less jarring than the load leveling shocks.

If you have any interest in the brand new set I have shoot me a pm ill let them go for a good price and it's a simple install too so you can do it yourself or have someone install them cheap.


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Thanks ill send you a PM once i figure out my plan. I have a guy already lined up willing to sell his stock '14 SRT springs with under 100 miles for dirt cheap. Your shocks would complete my suspension overhaul, minus the upper mounts.

I'm just waiting for the call from my dealer to come pickup my replacement '15 Altitude... I guess 60+ days, a few major snow storms...all while driving a 2013 Ford Fusion isn't so bad right? I mean its just "a few documents" to switch me out of my lemon, i mean '14 Altitude 😐

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Re: Suspension mod recommendations

I have a new 2015 Altitude that sits almost a 1/2 inch lower on the driver's side rear after less than a 1000 miles. It was a 1/4 inch lower when I took possesion and I probably would not have noticed except for the fact I was trading in an 2014 Altitude I had purchased used that sat an inch lower on the driver's side. Neither the dealer nor Chrysler were very helpful on that issue. Also, it wasn't the only reason I was trading in.

Should I be concerned about the side-to-side discrepancy. It was much more noticeable on the 14. Could different shocks aleviate the issue?

I haven't posted much yet on the forums, so hopefully this isn't out of place in this thread. Let me know.
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