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Old 01-07-2015, 03:39 PM
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Suspension Modification WK2

Hello all:

Let me first start by letting you all know what a great resource this site is.

Here it goes:

2012 JGC Laredo, V6, 20" GY Forteras

SRT F&R sway bars and links, bolt on
The newly available Bilstein 4600 OEM F&R struts, everything else stock

Definitely notice the increased handling sensitive and dramatic decrease in body roll. Post modification I have experienced excessive oversteer, 'squirrelness' for quick corrections at highway speeds. A little unnerving. Did I overcook the suspension and make too stiff?

Any suggestions to reduce oversteer?

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Re: Suspension Modification WK2

could be a tire pressure issue, it's difficult to suggest which way to go without knowing where you're at.

Had an alignment done lately.

The bigger rear anti roll bar will increase oversteer, maybe you just don't like it. No shame in that, that's tuning.
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Re: Suspension Modification WK2

Thank you for your response...

I had the truck aligned with the equipment change.

Yes I started to go down that route at the suggestion of my local tire store with a lower tire pressure up front and a 3 lb differential in tire pressure from front to back (34 PSI front/37 PSI rear). This improved things quite a bit with steering feeling quite a bit grippier. Mid speed (30-50) things feel fantastic, but at higher speeds (60+), quick evasive movements still feel like they put the car quickly at the handling limit.

There is truth to what you say, I may just not like it and may have created more handling than I like or thought I would get.

If you were to reverse the process, would you go back to the stock rear sway first or OEM rear struts to "soften" the backend?

Also I am considering tires to replace the 20" forteras. Considering:

Michelin Latitudes, Bridgestone Duelers or Contis. Michelins are the quietest, smoothest I hear. Which do you think best with the new set up.

Looking forward to your thoughts.
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