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Re: The complete (05-10) WK Grand Cherokee suspension thread

Just joined the forum after looking online for new suspension parts for my gf's 2006 3.7 GC. This thread is pure awesome lol read through the whole thing. looks like im gonna do oem SRT springs shocks and sway bars front an rear. Prob gonna get the bwoody sway bar end links as well, as im pretty sure her suspension is pretty much shot. Thanx for all the info!
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Re: The complete (05-10) WK Grand Cherokee suspension thread

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Just joined the forum after looking online for new suspension parts for my gf's 2006 3.7 GC. This thread is pure awesome lol read through the whole thing. looks like im gonna do oem SRT springs shocks and sway bars front an rear. Prob gonna get the bwoody sway bar end links as well, as im pretty sure her suspension is pretty much shot. Thanx for all the info!
I have the same Jeep, and have pretty much the same setup. Don't do the SRT shocks/struts though as they are twice as much as the regular WK Bilstiens. I have the SRT springs, Bilsteins, and rear SRT sway. I didn't notice much with the springs, but the shocks/struts and sway are well worth it. I did the SRT springs about 6 months before the shocks, and it lowered it about an inch or so. Once you put the Bilsteins in you'll lose that drop. If you want more drop go with the Elbach SRT springs, or the BWoody springs (although some have said the ride sucks with them).

Make sure to post after you put them in!
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Re: The complete (05-10) WK Grand Cherokee suspension thread

My friend has a jeep srt8 that he's prob gonna lower so I'm just gonna take his stock ones. I'm not really looking for much drop, it's my gf's car lol just want it to handle better then now. I'll deff post up when done. I just ordered new sway bar bushings and bwoody end links as hers are shot. Can u post up a pic of your drop? Im curious as to how it looks.
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Re: The complete (05-10) WK Grand Cherokee suspension thread

Just ordered SRT-8 Sway bars both front and rear.

Ordered:
Front Sway Bar - Item # 52090154AG
2 Bushings - Item # 52090155AH
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Rear Sway Bar - Item # 52124303AA
2 Bushings - Item # 52124302AC
2 sway bar mounting brackets-52090271AB

Also, are these torque specs correct?

front torque specs
2. Install the lower link bolt (6) and tighten to 115 Nm (85 ft. lbs.)
3. Install the upper link bolt/nut (1&2) and tighten to 108 Nm (80 ft. lbs.).

rear torque specs
1. Install the upper bolt for the stabilizer link to the frame and tighten to 102 Nm (75 ft. lbs.).
3. Install the nut and tighten to 122Nm (90 ft. lbs.).

and why does it go 2. then 3. ?

Should I grease the bushings with lithium grease first or what?

Is there anything else I need to get or know before installing?

Thanks guys!
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Old 08-16-2011, 08:20 PM
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Re: The complete (05-10) WK Grand Cherokee suspension thread

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Just ordered SRT-8 Sway bars both front and rear.

Ordered:
Front Sway Bar - Item # 52090154AG
2 Bushings - Item # 52090155AH
and
Rear Sway Bar - Item # 52124303AA
2 Bushings - Item # 52124302AC
2 sway bar mounting brackets-52090271AB

Also, are these torque specs correct?

front torque specs
2. Install the lower link bolt (6) and tighten to 115 Nm (85 ft. lbs.)
3. Install the upper link bolt/nut (1&2) and tighten to 108 Nm (80 ft. lbs.).

rear torque specs
1. Install the upper bolt for the stabilizer link to the frame and tighten to 102 Nm (75 ft. lbs.).
3. Install the nut and tighten to 122Nm (90 ft. lbs.).

and why does it go 2. then 3. ?

Should I grease the bushings with lithium grease first or what?

Is there anything else I need to get or know before installing?

Thanks guys!

here is somehting you should know before installing. The rear sway bar brackets can be a pain. In particular, the lower bolt on each side. They will probably be pretty nasty and are difficult to back out the whole way, not just after you break them loose. To add to it, the upper bolt on the driver side rear bracket is difficult to get to with any tools with decent torque. I had to use a box end wrench for this one. Use plenty of PB blaster.

One more thing. Are you replacing the sway bar endlinks? If not, it may be difficult to re-use the factory ones.
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Re: The complete (05-10) WK Grand Cherokee suspension thread

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here is somehting you should know before installing. The rear sway bar brackets can be a pain. In particular, the lower bolt on each side. They will probably be pretty nasty and are difficult to back out the whole way, not just after you break them loose. To add to it, the upper bolt on the driver side rear bracket is difficult to get to with any tools with decent torque. I had to use a box end wrench for this one. Use plenty of PB blaster.

One more thing. Are you replacing the sway bar endlinks? If not, it may be difficult to re-use the factory ones.
I am not replacing the end links.

Thanks for the advice!
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Re: The complete (05-10) WK Grand Cherokee suspension thread

Hey Guys, I'm brand new to this forum and I actually found this site by googling around for mods for a 2005 WK Limited that I have just bought. The information on this thread is outstanding, and I would just like to thank you all for contributing to it and making it easier for noobs like me to get an idea of what works and what doesn't. After reading this thread, there is no doubt in my mind that I am going to start my modding with a suspension upgrade with my 2005. My one question is this, have any of you noticed a change in MPG since going with any of these upgrades? Don't get me wrong, I'm upgrading for performance, but am interested in gains or drops in fuel economy. Thanks again, you guys rock!
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Re: The complete (05-10) WK Grand Cherokee suspension thread

This is a great thread, thanks for the resource. I am trying to get a level stance for my 2005 WK. I did a search and am still not sure what accomplishes that and does not significantly stiffen the ride. I am looking for level, not higher, and if anything only a small drop. Sorry if that info is here and I missed it.
It looks like the Eibachs would be the way to go. Is the ride with them much stiffer than stock?
Thanks for any advice,
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Re: The complete (05-10) WK Grand Cherokee suspension thread

I want to lower my jeep but i don't know what to get i have 22 in wheels on it, any help out there...
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Re: The complete (05-10) WK Grand Cherokee suspension thread

do you want a 1" drop or a 2.5-2.75" drop or inbetween?
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Re: The complete (05-10) WK Grand Cherokee suspension thread

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here is somehting you should know before installing. The rear sway bar brackets can be a pain. In particular, the lower bolt on each side. They will probably be pretty nasty and are difficult to back out the whole way, not just after you break them loose. To add to it, the upper bolt on the driver side rear bracket is difficult to get to with any tools with decent torque. I had to use a box end wrench for this one. Use plenty of PB blaster. .
This was definitely true for me! I tried using the impact on these and snapped the bolt head off. Took me about 45 minutes to drill out the bolt. Be careful!
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This is a great thread, thanks for the resource. I am trying to get a level stance for my 2005 WK. I did a search and am still not sure what accomplishes that and does not significantly stiffen the ride. I am looking for level, not higher, and if anything only a small drop. Sorry if that info is here and I missed it.
It looks like the Eibachs would be the way to go. Is the ride with them much stiffer than stock?
Thanks for any advice,
Sam
I have the wk eibachs with wk bilstiens on mine. It dropped about 1" and is very level ( thats the only part i DONT like ) i got my wk with over 112k on it, so the shocks/ struts were toast(sorry no good comparison but way better than what I had) its not very stiff nor is it squishy,but I havent got my sways yet, they should tighten it up a bit.
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