Go Back   Jeep Garage - Jeep Forum > Jeep Platform Discussion > Grand Cherokee - WK > Suspension/Brakes/Wheels/Tires

Join Jeep Garage Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
  #1  
Old 02-12-2013, 01:19 AM
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Posts: 27
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 1942
Quarterwave is on a distinguished road
Quick Aftermarket Suspension Question

Hey guys,

I'm in the process of ordering the Eibach SRT8 springs and SRT8 Bilsteins for my WK, and was wondering if there are any other parts that I need (washers, spacers, bushings etc....), and if there are any special installation instructions that I need to follow (for a WK Laredo install).

The reason I ask is because I'll be getting a mobile mechanic to install it all at my place, and want to make sure that I have everything he will need....

Also - I'll be adding new rotors and brakes - aside from those main parts, will I need anything else for those too?

Thanks for any help.
__________________

__________________
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 02-12-2013, 02:12 PM
antsjeep's Avatar
Member
My Jeep: 2014 3.6L WK2
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Long Island, NY
Posts: 844
Thanks: 3
Thanked 16 Times in 14 Posts
Rep Power: 8829
antsjeep has a reputation beyond reputeantsjeep has a reputation beyond reputeantsjeep has a reputation beyond reputeantsjeep has a reputation beyond reputeantsjeep has a reputation beyond reputeantsjeep has a reputation beyond reputeantsjeep has a reputation beyond reputeantsjeep has a reputation beyond reputeantsjeep has a reputation beyond reputeantsjeep has a reputation beyond reputeantsjeep has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Quick Aftermarket Suspension Question

There could be a few things you might want to replace depending on your mileage... how many miles on your WK?
__________________

__________________
2014 - Altitude - Billet Silver
DDM 5k HID, VLed 5k led fogs, 15% tint, Mopar Slush Mats & Cargo Mat,
Black locking lug nuts, Black Overland Mesh Inserts

Next: 1.5" Bora Spacers, JL 250/1 & Stealth Box, Trail Hitch

Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 02-12-2013, 02:17 PM
Long Live the Graphite Ghost

 
Join Date: May 2009
Posts: 13,418
Thanks: 55
Thanked 132 Times in 114 Posts
Rep Power: 542646
robpp has disabled reputation
On rear srt8 Eibach DO NOT use the giant spacer on the bumper. Use only the shorter one so you will need some shorter bolts for that. Take bolts Eibach supplies and get the shorter the difference.
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 02-12-2013, 04:23 PM
Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Posts: 859
Thanks: 0
Thanked 6 Times in 5 Posts
Rep Power: 7958
dmsfun has a reputation beyond reputedmsfun has a reputation beyond reputedmsfun has a reputation beyond reputedmsfun has a reputation beyond reputedmsfun has a reputation beyond reputedmsfun has a reputation beyond reputedmsfun has a reputation beyond reputedmsfun has a reputation beyond reputedmsfun has a reputation beyond reputedmsfun has a reputation beyond reputedmsfun has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Quick Aftermarket Suspension Question

You also need new spring isolators; 4 for the rear, 2 for the front lower, plus 2 new front strut mounts, which will come with new spring isolators for the top side. OEM isolators are low cost at the dealer too. Made a big difference when I replaced mine at 70k, much smoother, more solid over bumps, better handling and eliminated bouncing around.
__________________
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 AT3's, Amsoil fluids, Diablosport Intune CMR tuned by Hemifever tuning.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 02-13-2013, 07:23 PM
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Posts: 27
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 1942
Quarterwave is on a distinguished road
Re: Quick Aftermarket Suspension Question

Thanks guys - @ 89k miles now.
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 02-13-2013, 07:39 PM
4.whoa's Avatar
Senior Member
My Jeep: 2005 5.7L WK
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: ks
Posts: 1,732
Thanks: 46
Thanked 14 Times in 12 Posts
Rep Power: 1141588
4.whoa has a reputation beyond repute4.whoa has a reputation beyond repute4.whoa has a reputation beyond repute4.whoa has a reputation beyond repute4.whoa has a reputation beyond repute4.whoa has a reputation beyond repute4.whoa has a reputation beyond repute4.whoa has a reputation beyond repute4.whoa has a reputation beyond repute4.whoa has a reputation beyond repute4.whoa has a reputation beyond repute
Garage
Re: Quick Aftermarket Suspension Question

you might want to get the bolts that go through the strut forks they can be a real pain to remove and if you have to beat them out, they could get messed up.

__________________

Build thread:http://www.jeepgarage.org/f14/whoas-...ead-33075.html
Quote:
You think that's quick................heh...wait till I hit 5th! -Sir Mix-A-Lot
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 02-13-2013, 11:06 PM
antsjeep's Avatar
Member
My Jeep: 2014 3.6L WK2
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Long Island, NY
Posts: 844
Thanks: 3
Thanked 16 Times in 14 Posts
Rep Power: 8829
antsjeep has a reputation beyond reputeantsjeep has a reputation beyond reputeantsjeep has a reputation beyond reputeantsjeep has a reputation beyond reputeantsjeep has a reputation beyond reputeantsjeep has a reputation beyond reputeantsjeep has a reputation beyond reputeantsjeep has a reputation beyond reputeantsjeep has a reputation beyond reputeantsjeep has a reputation beyond reputeantsjeep has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Quick Aftermarket Suspension Question

These are the MOOG part numbers:

Front strut mounts and upper spring isolators:
part# K160050 - x2 ($28.79 each)
part# K160058 - x2 ($10.17 each)

Rear Coil isolators (top & bottom):
part# K160059 - x4 ($6.48 each)

I would recommend pre soaking the $hit out of everything atleast two days before the install. PB blaster worked great for me, WD40 would work too. Some guys claim to have done this install solo, ive seen it done on youtube solo, however be prepared to get dirty and help. With your mileage things will tend to not wanna budge or come free so easliy.

Here are the torque specs for the front and rear suspension nuts/bolts, print this out and give to the mechanic:

2008_wk_front_rear_suspension_torque.pdf

Tools to have on standby (incase the mobil mech doesnt have them):

Torch, 3-4' breaker bar, new can of PB Blast or WD40, Beer, Trolley jack, Extra clevis bolt/nut (two of each). The stealership should have these in stock.

Hope this all helps!!
__________________
2014 - Altitude - Billet Silver
DDM 5k HID, VLed 5k led fogs, 15% tint, Mopar Slush Mats & Cargo Mat,
Black locking lug nuts, Black Overland Mesh Inserts

Next: 1.5" Bora Spacers, JL 250/1 & Stealth Box, Trail Hitch

Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 02-15-2013, 12:22 AM
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Posts: 27
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 1942
Quarterwave is on a distinguished road
Re: Quick Aftermarket Suspension Question

Wow - awesome info guys, thank you!
__________________

__________________
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Quick question jp467 Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 12 04-19-2011 10:14 PM
Quick question jp467 Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 2 03-28-2011 03:18 PM
Quick question! Beepatajeep Wheels/Tires/Brakes 1 07-24-2010 11:52 PM
quick question... germen_x Visual Modifications 4 03-08-2010 08:31 PM
Quick question!! 99limited Audio, Video, Navigation & Electronic Modifications 8 01-05-2010 08:32 PM

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:48 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Copyright 2012 - JeepGarage.Org
The Jeep Grand Cherokee Owners Community