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Old 01-10-2015, 07:22 AM
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Lowering springs curiosity / doubts!

Hey All,

I've been thinking about lowering my 14' GC SRT and I've poured through many threads on this site to get a feel of what your feedbacks are... I am looking real hard at the RM Mid-level drops with 1.8" front & Rear... Still, my concern was if going with the drop, will it affect the dampening of the OEM shocks... So, I placed a call to an SRT technician and posed to question to him. His answer is undoubtedly yes! The lowering springs however mild or aggressive will affect the way the shocks dampen... The ride will be stiffer and you will not feel the difference between the 'select' modes.

So, I guess it comes down to preference... I would really like the look of a lowered suspension but, not at the cost of eliminating the OEM shocks design / engineering abilities... Or having to modify the suspension with other parts that I am reading about.

For those of you that have done the RM Mid-level 1.8" drop all around, please provide me some feedback on yours.

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Old 01-10-2015, 11:00 AM
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I feel the mid drop improved the performance of my 14 jeep srt in all modes.
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Re: Lowering springs curiosity / doubts!

Thanks for the feedback! Did you have to add any other parts other than the springs? Realignment?


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Thanks for the feedback!


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Re: Lowering springs curiosity / doubts!

1.8" drop you will need the rear bars and a solution for the front to get rid of the negative camber otherwise you will wear the inside corner of your tires out faster than the rest. Luckily on the wk2 we can rotate the wheels front to back. Max camber front and rear with the stock adjustments is a -1.7 to -1.8. If your good with that then no need to change anything, I'm not. As for the ride you can tell a big difference in the suspension modes. The eibachs were stiffer all around than the road magnets. RMs are pretty close to stock, I think stock is actually a hair stiffer.
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Re: Lowering springs curiosity / doubts!

The ride feels pretty close to the same if not a little softer. Like others have said unless you want to wear out your tires asap you will need to get extended rear control arms. I opted to also upgrade the end links so that the geometry for the sway bars stays as design. In track mode it feels like a whole other animal, because of the lower center of gravity I feel like I can take any corner like I'm in a sports car and not in a Mack truck. Also the visual appearance is perfect haha.


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Re: Lowering springs curiosity / doubts!

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So, I placed a call to an SRT technician and posed to question to him. His answer is undoubtedly yes! The lowering springs however mild or aggressive will affect the way the shocks dampen... The ride will be stiffer and you will not feel the difference between the 'select' modes.
This is 100% false. You can feel and tell a difference in the ride quality, stiffness, and maneuvering when selecting between track mode and auto/street mode. I am unable to find any technical data regarding spring/compression rates but I'm sure if you wanted it you could email Eibach and Road Magnet regarding obtaining that data.

You could also have the air suspension mod setup done like Jeep Garage - Jeep Forum - View Profile: 14srt419 did seen here: well she's on air.
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Old 01-14-2015, 11:54 AM
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Re: Lowering springs curiosity / doubts!

I'm currently on Eibachs. I love them but feel that with 22s I need to go lower. I'm considering the 1/1.8 mid drop.

Here is my issue. Eibach puts extensive R&D into their springs and generally are accepted as equal to OEM from Auto manufacturers. Mainly, if you have a shock issue with Eibachs odds are they will still warranty it. My service adviser confirmed this. Most don't even realize it's been lowered and it's not obvious by looking at the springs. Loading the Jeep down and the Eibachs barely sag. There is zero settling with these springs. The rougher ride also makes me believe they are stiffer springs with less body roll and less flexibility, a good thing.

Road Magnet on the other hand is a much smaller company. From what I've gathered and seen from videos, under load they squat down a lot more than the Eibachs. Being that they're smoother this also concerns me, I enjoy the stiff sports car feel of my Jeep with the Eibachs. A lot of users have reported 2/10ths of an inch of settling. That concerns me.

So guys who have had both..please sell me on the RM other than just looks.
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Re: Lowering springs curiosity / doubts!

Feeling the same way A-Kon... Along with possible excessive camber and accelerated tire wear is a concern for me to switch to RMs.

I put a lot of miles on my truck and excessive wear would not be acceptable. 36,000 miles since october 2013. Currently on Eibachs as well.
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Re: Lowering springs curiosity / doubts!

Just out of curiosity I have a 1.8/1.8 RM sitting in my garage waiting to be installed, I do a lot of hauling with a trailer and a RZR XP 1000, if installed will this squat the vehicle a crazy amount? I do like the look but since I do use mine as an SUV functionality needs to be maintained as well.
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I use mine to tow my 2015 RZR and all my gear and a couple buddies. The only thing that has been affected is that I can't take it very far down a bad road since it's doesn't have a very high ground clearance. The ride is a bit more harsh but that is expected with a jeep loaded down like that.


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