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Old 06-09-2014, 05:30 PM
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08 WK CRD Street Machine Build Thread

I thought I would share with everyone as I progress on my build. I really wanted to turn my WK CRD into a street machine, with tight suspension and lots of torque. I tore it up for the first time this weekend, putting on Eibach springs and new struts. Here is where I'm at so far:

I followed Scottina06's DIY thread here:

DIY WK spring install-use for shocks and struts as well

and it is dead on. Thanks for that writeup!

The only thing I had an issue with was the lower strut bolt (appears to be a very common issue.) So I just took of the Upper Control Arm, used some spring compressors, and the front strut came right out.

I got Eibach Springs from a place called Overstock-Auto. They actually sent me two sets... woops. I'm trying to get a hold of them to send them back, but not having any luck.




The Eibach springs settle quite a bit. I started out at 32.5 (FRONT) and 33.5 (REAR) from fender well to the ground. When I first installed the fronts, they did not lower it at all, but after I drove it about 10 miles, it came down about an inch in the rear, and a half an inch in the front. Here are some pictures:


BEFORE:



AFTER:




It doesn't look drastically lower, but that is what I wanted. I was mainly just wanting something that handled like a sports car, but I could still drive in the winter in Illinois.


List of mods to come:

-Front Tinted Windows (Tomorrow)
-20" SRT Wheels (On their way now)
-Tune (Either Green Diesel Engineering or Calibrated Power Solutions)
-Stainless Steel Exhaust (center exit?)
-True Cold air intake on lower valence
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Old 06-14-2014, 10:29 PM
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Re: 08 WK CRD Street Machine Build Thread

I got front window tint and SRT Rims installed last week:




Then I had a couple of paint detailing projects. I painted the chrome grill, which actually turned out really well.. I had to use the adhesion promoter for plastic, color match paint and high gloss clearcoat...








Then I decided to clean up my calipers:





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Re: 08 WK CRD Street Machine Build Thread

Calipers came up well. How did you do the red inside the lettering?
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Re: 08 WK CRD Street Machine Build Thread

nice build bro!
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Lettering inside the Jeep logo wasn't too bad. Just need a fine tip paint brush and some patience.
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Lettering inside the Jeep logo wasn't too bad. Just need a fine tip paint brush and some patience.
I have been wanting to redo mine for a while now.....red with white jeep letters
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Re: 08 WK CRD Street Machine Build Thread

What eibachs did you get? The srt eibachs or the wk eibachs? Did you use the spring compressor for the front?
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WK Eibachs. I used the spring compressor rental tool from Advance Auto Parts. That worked well, just don't use the cheap ones.
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