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Old 08-10-2012, 11:47 AM
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Re: Suspension Comfort Mods

You still have a Jeep, but that is now poor off road, and rides harsh on rough roads. THe OP wants a smooth ride, so the point is dont even think of putting on lowering springs, Bilstiens of either flavor, or larger wheels, as those all make it rougher riding, not smoother.
Stick with stock shocks, stock wheels, and I'd recommend SRT front and rear sway bars, as they level the ride out without making it harsh. Tire choice plays a huge role in smootheness also. A Jeep is not a Lexus, and that is about as good as you will be able to make it.
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The WK BILSTEIN S with a stock spring are wonderful. Not harsh at all.

IMO when you lift it you change the travel of the shock and THAT is why the OP finds it harsh.
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The WK BILSTEIN S with a stock spring are wonderful. Not harsh at all.

IMO when you lift it you change the travel of the shock and THAT is why the OP finds it harsh.
. Mine has stock springs and WK Bilsteins and the ride is fine on smooth roads, but far from being comfy in any sense. On rough uneven highway travel they are very harsh, far worse than stock as I drive across the Midwest for a living and have driven the same roads many times with both setups. These HD's are broken in for 10k, I have all new stock bushings throughout the suspension, and new endlinks, all is tight, just very harsh riding. My 2 cents is Do not put these on if looking for a comfy ride.
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I have the HD bilsteins and lowering springs on my wk.....and it made the ride way more comfy and not harsh at all.... 10x better than stock in my opinion.... and i live in montana, very very shitty roads (when there is a road)

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I still have my stock shocks and they only have 13k miles on them. I do not do any crawling so flex is not really an issue. Would around town driving and mellow 10-20mph beach driving really cause me to blow my stock shocks?
The OEM shocks on my '08 were completely shot by 50K miles (road use only). One was even leaking at the shaft seal (they are hydraulic). All 4 shocks were replaced and one of the front replacements started leaking after 4K miles! I do not recommend them either on performance or price.

For a better ride, I would recommend a monotube gas shock. There aren't many gas shocks offered for the '05-'09 WK that I have seen. Not sure what I will buy when the time comes.

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I was going to change the shocks on my 110000 mile Laredo 4.7 4wd,but mow I'm really confused lol. I don't plan on lifting or lowering my jeep and I live in a Canadian city know for it's crappy roads and potholes. Which shocks to get if looking for a comfy ride? I'll probably do a total of 5 miles off roaring per year too lol.

Blinstein? Monroe? Stock oem?
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I was going to change the shocks on my 110000 mile Laredo 4.7 4wd,but mow I'm really confused lol. I don't plan on lifting or lowering my jeep and I live in a Canadian city know for it's crappy roads and potholes. Which shocks to get if looking for a comfy ride? I'll probably do a total of 5 miles off roaring per year too lol.

Blinstein? Monroe? Stock oem?
I would not recommend the Bilstein HD's for daily driving. I bought them and put them on my 2010 Laredo with 13k miles and hate them. I have been too busy to swap out the original shocks, but if you are looking to be able to hit pot holes and not swerve off the road or spill your coffee everywhere i would not go with Bilsteins. I would love to hear other opinions as I am still unsure if I should go back to the stock shocks or go after market.
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Re: Suspension Comfort Mods

theres only so many shock options stock for the WK. i mean some run the monroes without any complaints. i still like my bilstein HDs as they have reduced body roll and the jeep stays planted to the road. the stockers IMO were too soft and floaty. no you could go with the bilsteins that come on the SRT and they will be a great ride as well, theyre just pretty $$$.

if i were to go back to stock height id swap in the WK bilsteins that come on the SRT, and maybe level the rear with the front and call it a day. would probably be a great ride. but as are far the bilstein HDs being too harsh- i kind of beg to differ.
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Re: Suspension Comfort Mods

paroxysym my WK has the 2" RR BB. I am thinking about just going back to stock front shocks and leaving the back as Bilsteins.
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paroxysym my WK has the 2" RR BB. I am thinking about just going back to stock front shocks and leaving the back as Bilsteins.
as long as you dont intend on flexing her out and are daily driving her... that will work. dont be surprised if you need to replace them sooner than you think- as i believe they will be fully extended at 2"
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as long as you dont intend on flexing her out and are daily driving her... that will work. dont be surprised if you need to replace them sooner than you think- as i believe they will be fully extended at 2"
The RR BB lift attaches above the front shocks so the schocks will not be more extended than stock, or that is what i can assume...
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