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Old 04-25-2012, 08:45 PM
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Re: 2011 wk2 lowering kit

Can't wait to see this, I really want to take the rake out of the vehicle.
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Old 04-26-2012, 11:46 AM
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Re: 2011 wk2 lowering kit

Let see those pictures....
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Old 04-26-2012, 12:05 PM
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Re: 2011 wk2 lowering kit

tic...toc...tic...toc

its at the shop now, probably won't be ready till the end of the day.. i'm also having my calipers and hubs painted.

Update: shop said it is one of the toughest spring swaps they've ever done. They haven't gotten to the painting yet so I won't pick it up until tomorrow.
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Re: 2011 wk2 lowering kit

Bummer
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Old 04-27-2012, 05:54 AM
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Re: 2011 wk2 lowering kit

looks like no experience garage.
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Old 04-27-2012, 06:42 AM
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looks like no experience garage.
Wrong! They've done over a thousand spring swaps, just not many suv's - and their first wk2, like most shops.

Check them out, www.velocityfactor.net
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Re: 2011 wk2 lowering kit

Please let us know what your shop found difficult about the install so we can pass the info along to our shops.
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Please let us know what your shop found difficult about the install so we can pass the info along to our shops.
From what I took from their description was that they are very long springs and it took like a 1000 lbs of force to get them off.

I wouldn't tell your shop that because they will charge you extra for sure. These guys said, "although it took us longer to do, we will still charge you what you were quoted."

Install was around $400
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From what I took from their description was that they are very long springs and it took like a 1000 lbs of force to get them off.

I wouldn't tell your shop that because they will charge you extra for sure. These guys said, "although it took us longer to do, we will still charge you what you were quoted."

Install was around $400
I can't imagine them being any more difficult than any other car. Interesting.


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Re: 2011 wk2 lowering kit

They said they were very long springs and to get them off they needed to compress them to more than half that size.

Anyways, who cares, I got the Jeep back and it is awesome...Looks waaay better and handling feels much more responsive with less lag/play, makes the Jeep feel lighter. One of the best mods IMO you can do for looks and performance. I will add sway bars once Eibach releases them.

The pics don't really do it justice, but you definitely notice it in person.
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LOOKS great!
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Looks great!
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