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,
2006 GC Overland QD II
5.7 Hemi, Modern Muscle 85 mm CNC ported TB, Apexi super voltage stabilizer, Billet Tech. Catch Can, Koni FSD shocks/struts, SRT8 sway bars, Cooper Discoverer SRX 255/65/17, Amsoil fluids, Diablosport Intune CMR tuned by Hemifever tuning.