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Interested in lowering or leveling my jeep a little. I don't know a lot about suspensions and was wondering if i would be able to get away with SRT rear springs or some other rear spring. I have a completely stock Laredo suspension. Can someone tell me if i could get away with this and if it would even affect the look at all.
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Re: Lowering my Jeep

Since you're in New Jersey, I recommend you not lower yours much. I have SRT lowering springs and SRT bumpers on mine, and it's like a snow plow when there's more than about 4 in. of snow on the road. With the stock front bumper, it wouldn't be quite as bad though.

Yes, you can use stock SRT rears by themselves, but it won't lower it that much. Also, the spring rates will be different (not matched) and you won't get the optimum ride quality/handling. The SRT's are noticeably stiffer than the stock springs. I'd recommend, if you're going to change springs, that you get all stock SRT's. As I said, they won't lower it too much, but where you are I'd be careful how low you go.

One other alternative, if you have a local spring and axle shop near you, is to have them make it exactly the way you want it. A good shop can set the ride height and stiffness any way you desire.
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Re: Lowering my Jeep

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Since you're in New Jersey, I recommend you not lower yours much. I have SRT lowering springs and SRT bumpers on mine, and it's like a snow plow when there's more than about 4 in. of snow on the road. With the stock front bumper, it wouldn't be quite as bad though.

Yes, you can use stock SRT rears by themselves, but it won't lower it that much. Also, the spring rates will be different (not matched) and you won't get the optimum ride quality/handling. The SRT's are noticeably stiffer than the stock springs. I'd recommend, if you're going to change springs, that you get all stock SRT's. As I said, they won't lower it too much, but where you are I'd be careful how low you go.

One other alternative, if you have a local spring and axle shop near you, is to have them make it exactly the way you want it. A good shop can set the ride height and stiffness any way you desire.
Yeah i'm not too worried about the snow, but i see what you're saying. And thanks for the info i appreciate it. I'm keeping her stock for now.
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