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Wk2 eibach lowering springs questions

I recently installed eibach lowering springs along with the eibach pro damper kit on my 11 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited. Has anyone installed this combo before? How did it feel?

My Jeep has been feeling extremely stiff and almost like it bottoms out over bumpy or rough roads. It is starting to make interior parts start to rattle from how rough the ride is.

Would this be caused by the eibach lowering springs or the eibach struts and shocks?

I love the way the stance looks now but the ride is almost not worth it. I'm trying to decide if this is the norm for these springs or would installing Bilstein 4600 shocks and struts solve the issue? Any help is extremely appreciated.

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Re: Wk2 eibach lowering springs questions

which version the v6 or v8 version? I installed the v6 version along with the 4600 bilsteins.

The 4600 bilsteins with the eibachs ended up a little "soft" given the eibach's springs rates being sigificantly higher that the OEM coil rates. I subsequently had the rear bilsteins revalved (the fronts can't be done) and much better handling now.

I did it in stages and was able to isolate the performance of each. FWIW, the 4600 bilsteins and stock coils performed well, except I ultimately wanted a lower stance.

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Re: Wk2 eibach lowering springs questions

It is a V8. So it sounds like the Bilstein are more of the feel that I am looking for.
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Re: Wk2 eibach lowering springs questions

i don't have the v8, so my feedback may not be as valid.

to be clear, when i said soft, i meant "jiggly", the car taking a second to settle after hitting a bump.

i don't know if that compares to your sensation of bottoming out. you say the ride is harsh, which would imply that the shock and springs are very firm, far from bottoming out.

i would assume that the pairing of eibach springs and shocks would be designed together as a good oem replacement, likely on the firmer side.

there is only one bilstein 4600 for the wk2 v6 and v8. IMO, it was slightly on the softer side until i had them revalved.

my overall goal was to achieve a more firm "euro" ride.

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Re: Wk2 eibach lowering springs questions

do you guys have any pics how your trucks sit?
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Re: Wk2 eibach lowering springs questions

here's a photo. hope it came through.
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Re: Wk2 eibach lowering springs questions

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here's a photo. hope it came through.
is it just the pic or does the rear seem a little lower?
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