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Old 12-25-2015, 02:20 AM
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Was so excited to do RM mids until...

I read on the website that towing is reduced to 2000 lbs. that's a huge reduction. I realize a drop will do this but is there another option that won't reduce it this much.

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Re: Was so excited to do RM mids until...

Yeah the gen 2 eibach seem to have a heavy duty Spring

Don't read what Bwoody claim

I have a set here, they sat hard on the bump stops and were independently tested and they were a 500lb Spring

That's softer than the standard fronts


I run an Aussie made Spring I haven't towed yet, but I have had 200kg in the boot and it sagged approx 25mm but rode very nice due to the rising rate of the Spring

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Re: Was so excited to do RM mids until...

I know quite a few guys towing 6000+ lb boats with the RMs
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Re: Was so excited to do RM mids until...

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I know quite a few guys towing 6000+ lb boats with the RMs
Well that is interesting. That's what I want to do but reading this in the website has me concerned.
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Re: Was so excited to do RM mids until...

No idea why they say that. Maybe its a legal thing?
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Re: Was so excited to do RM mids until...

They retain oem towing all claims by the compition is False!!


Their are some pics of the Jeep towing some pretty large loads with them and they perform perfectly.
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Re: Was so excited to do RM mids until...

I had a set of BWoody progressive springs

Suppose to be a 1.2" drop and 1.8"

Lowered the jeep 2" and 3" rear and sat hard on the rear bump stops

Car drove like a pogo stick on anything other than dead flat surface



Also note we put in a 10mm urethane spacer as the back sat lower than the front

It looked ace but drove like shit, and was very sketchy in the corners when bumpy

I have one corner I like to test my cars on, mid corner snap oversteer, lucky I was in track mode and kept the boot into it, bit of opposite lock and it pulled through.

Now I have normal lowered springs

And it handles and rides beautifully

And I push it hard and I can and it has just very slight under steer, the only way to un settle it is to do a bit of Scandinavian flick and in balance it with a bit of brake

I'd say regarding the towing the BWoody could tow a million KG that's because there isn't any actual suspension no mention, the rear of the car is held up by the bump stops.


Also not a fan on the camber arms they have, hey specific on the grease, then they require regular greasing

What is it 1950 LOL

Glad I removed them too

Also they correct camber, but then without a toe arm the toe control is poor

It can be adjusted but it's a compromise

You really need the camber arms and tow arms like black ops sell

I recently had an alignment done at a race car workshop that specializes in setting up race cars

I said fit these (Bwoody camber arms) and do what ever you need to do...

When I picked up the car I asked did they fit the arms, they guy laughed and just said "NO"
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Re: Was so excited to do RM mids until...

Would love to see some pics of a WK2 on RM mids with a 6k boat hooked up...the main reason I went with Eibach is I've read a lot of owners say they experienced a lot of sag even with 3 passengers in the back on RMs.
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Would love to see some pics of a WK2 on RM mids with a 6k boat hooked up...the main reason I went with Eibach is I've read a lot of owners say they experienced a lot of sag even with 3 passengers in the back on RMs.
Can you be so kind as to where these owners posts are direct me PLEASE?

I ask because I have not heard this Ever on a espically on a Mid Level and we are almost 1,000 sets in.

I'm looking for a few pics now pulling a large boat they where somewhere on instagram I just can't find them.
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I drive with my family almoat daily and have experienced 0 sag. Ive also had 4 adult men in my jeep with 0 problems, sag etc.
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Re: Was so excited to do RM mids until...

So if I'm planning to do a RM mid level drop, can anyone tell me with a fair degree of certainty, what I'll need to get within the OE specs for camber etc...? I was thinking of getting the Bwoody control arms they make for the RM mids, but I'm not hearing great things about Bwoody.


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So if I'm planning to do a RM mid level drop, can anyone tell me with a fair degree of certainty, what I'll need to get within the OE specs for camber etc...? I was thinking of getting the Bwoody control arms they make for the RM mids, but I'm not hearing great things about Bwoody.

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I'd stay away from bwoody arms and go with black ops here. Better design and stronger parts.

I run endlinks on my 08 only because black ops don't have em for the wk. If they did I'd have em. Its whatever tho, just business. (No offense Chad. Justin an I spoke with you about them last year and I dropped it)
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