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Old 11-17-2015, 01:10 PM
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Suspension Question from a non SRT WK2 Owner

I have been researching a suspension upgrade, and in particular, a set of Road Magnet Mids for my '15 Altitude.
Most on the "other side' have mentioned a need to upgrade the shocks to a Bilstein 4600 series. Citing that the rear shocks blew out shortly after the install. My Altitude has the tow package, and with that, load leveling shocks. They also said that those particular shocks won't work with the drop either.

After reading just about everything about members on "this side" that have dropped their SRTs I noticed that most have not replaced their OEM shocks, at least that I could find.

My question to you SRT owners is: Are your shocks engineered so much differently, because of the SRT's superior performance, that there isn't a need to swap shocks?

I'm trying to put together a package that will work for my Altitude, and before taking the plunge, wanted to check every available source here on JG.

Thanks in advance for any insight or advice you can offer, I appreciate it.

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Re: Suspension Question from a non SRT WK2 Owner

I haven't heard of anyone having to change out shocks, I have the RM mids for 15000 miles now, everything still feels just like the day I put them on. I am sure others have more miles than I have but this is my experience so far


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Re: Suspension Question from a non SRT WK2 Owner

Thanks for the reply. I know the SRTs have better shocks than my Altitude does, which is basically a Laredo. Having 15000 miles on yours gives me confidence to know that these springs are holding up well.
I'll be ordering a new set of Bilsteins with the RM Mids soon.

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I know the SRTs have better shocks than my Altitude does, which is basically a Laredo.

Your suspension is the same as all GCs that aren't 4x4, even the Summit. (Not that this helps what you're asking, just fun fact)
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Your suspension is the same as all GCs that aren't 4x4, even the Summit. (Not that this helps what you're asking, just fun fact)
So, the same as all 4x2 GCs?
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So, the same as all 4x2 GCs?

That is correct.
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That is correct.
Wow, interesting. I would have thought that a 4x4 would be suspended differently, but it kind of makes sense now. It's not a "monster truck" or anything, it's essentially an oversized passenger car.
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Wow, interesting. I would have thought that a 4x4 would be suspended differently, but it kind of makes sense now. It's not a "monster truck" or anything, it's essentially an oversized passenger car.

Yeah pretty much. Same shocks across the board unless they have the air suspension.. And you have to remember, they're aiming at the masses here so they aren't going to make their parts bin too complex or expensive designing several different suspensions.

And if it makes you feel any better, I have heard more than once that people don't like the air suspension so you have the suspension of choice Never heard anyone complain about the regular suspension.
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Well thanks for the info, overlanding. I do appreciate it

And thanks, SRTBLK, for the long term report on how things are with your RM Mids.

Now, just have to wait and see if there will be any Black Friday sales coming up next week...
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