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:
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