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Best struts and shocks 08 V6 wk ?

Hey guys

I see the write up for the V8 models HD setups . Which was GREAT.. i might add. Extreamley detailed and on point !

Okay, I dont have the money to do what i had planned which was lift 2' OME. Kids lol. I still have the OE struts and shocks on my WK, which after some research ive found cost more to replace than to buy OME lift. Wtf.. rite lol !

I was wondering if there was a thread or any info i could reference for the WK V6 models?.. (MD suspension)

Hated the factory setup! A lot of floating and bottoming out with OE. The streets up here are littered with pothole. Not looking to lift the WK, just replace with a much smoother ride and turn control. Like its on rails lol.

If theres no write up i can reference.. i am curious to know what other WK V6 3.7 jeepers did to improve the OE rough ride without a lift, and how it handles with new setup ?..

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Re: Best struts and shocks 08 V6 wk

I have a V8- ive been through SRT springs with bilstein 4600s, stock springs with a BB and bilstein 4600s. Ive been running ome MD springs with bilstein 4600s for 10k now and cannot tell you how much I love the ride of my WK now. so balanced and plush. everyone said I should get the HD with the V8, however I didn't want the height or the harshness. if you want to save a few bucks you can run the OME MD springs with bilstein HD shocks. if youre a member on jeep forums, theres a few V6 build threads with OME components
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Re: Best struts and shocks 08 V6 wk

Sounds like your roads are as bad as ours. There is really no free lunch with most handling upgrades, and if you want it to corner like on rails, you will get a harsh ride over potholes. In other words steer clear of SRT springs, sways, and Bilstein HD. I had the Bilsteins for 6 months and the ride was so bad I removed them, quite harsh over bumps, bouncy and handling so so at best. I also removed the SRT sways and ent back to stock the ride smoothed out considerably. If you have not replaced any suspension components and have 100k on the OD, there are going to be a number of worn out items which cause the floating and poor handling, not just the shocks. THe best handling upgrade I installed was replacing all the worn stock control arms with much better units; Moog problem solver and Mevotech; front upper and lower, rear upper and lower and rear track bar, also Moog inner and outer tie rods. Everything really tightened up, including steering feedback and most importantly, decreasing the NVH levels, i.e. noise vibration and harshness, making it smoother over bumps, and a lot more solid. Sway bar end links and mounting bushings (I use Moogs also) make a notable difference. When doing shocks, be sure to put on new upper and lower spring insulators So, in addition to shocks, keep in mind these other items will also be worn out. 3 out of 4 front balljoints on mine were shot at 75k, and I only go off roading on dirt roads. Rather than replace balljoints, it is much easier to just get new contol arms,
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What did you go with for front and rear shocks/coils set-ups ?
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What did you go with for front and rear shocks/coils set-ups ?
Koni FSD's with stock springs. As bad as our roads are, these are a bit too firm and are better for roads that are not so potholed.
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