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

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they are probably a good 2-3" shorter than the oem stops.

Nope...never hit the inner fender
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Old 08-12-2012, 01:48 AM
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Re: The complete (05-10) WK Grand Cherokee suspension thread

Can anyone here give a direct comparison of the OEM Srt8 springs, the wk eibach springs and/or the H&R springs? All three offer roughly similar drops, but I am curious how different or similar they are. My preference is also for use with srt8 bilsteins. I know that everythings is subjective, by the seat of one's pants, so as my starting point I have test driven a stock srt8 and liked the ride. So really I want to know how eibach and H&R perform both in handling and comfort in comparison. Thanks.
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Old 08-12-2012, 09:36 AM
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Re: The complete (05-10) WK Grand Cherokee suspension thread

This is what I found after a quick google search, from a BMW site,

"The H&R's will compress over time. I had H&R springs in for just over 50,000 miles and replaced them with Eibach. The H&R's gradually compressed about an inch over the 50,000 miles, and the ride became intolerable. According to my mechanic who has a lot of experience with H&R's, he says this is typical and the Eibach are better springs."

But as you say, some people will have different experiences.

I personally only hear about the eibachs from everyone on here and hear only great things from talking to other people. I haven't personally had them or H&Rs but just my .02
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Old 08-12-2012, 10:31 AM
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Re: The complete (05-10) WK Grand Cherokee suspension thread

I found lots of posts like this last night on different car forums, with drivers making claims like H&R is a softer rider or H&R is a harsher rider compared to Eibach. So I figured since the manufacture of springs is specific to each vehicle I needed feedback from actual Grand Cherokee owners. Since Eibach is a NorthAmerican company, they have a larger share of the market here, but I figure we have enough members here that someone has experienced both at some point.
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Old 08-12-2012, 10:38 AM
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Re: The complete (05-10) WK Grand Cherokee suspension thread

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Nice collection. How does the ride compare between the OEM SRT coils and the WK Eibachs? I have driven on the srts, I want to know how wk eibach compares in sportiness and comfort. THANKS
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Old 08-15-2012, 10:29 AM
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Re: The complete (05-09) WK Grand Cherokee suspension thread

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it depends on what your going for. The bilsteins will raise you 3/8ths of an inch....so subtract that from the advertised drop of each. The SRT Eibachs will be very sporty ride and a little harsh on rough roads....but the better looking drop IMO. the WK Eibachs will give ya about an inch with a little sportier ride. The WK Eibachs didnt drop my Jeep hardly at all...so i went with the Bwoodies...which slammed me.
A quick search and hunting thru the results and I find my answer. Looks like H&R and wk eibach are about the same ride and quality. I had a similar answer for H&R. Anyone else have any experience with H&R or wk eibach?
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Re: The complete (05-10) WK Grand Cherokee suspension thread

I have wk bilsteins and wk eibachs on the rear. i cut the stock rear bumpstop about 1-1/2" and sometimes it feels like it bottoms out.the coils sit on each other a bit (reason for the rubber hose on some coils).after seeing the side by side pic above,i see the eibachs have more coils then the oem srt's, so for basically the same height,the srt's may be a better ride. I can only compare them to the 112k stock stuff i had, and they are firmer for sure.
I am currently running the stock front springs with one coil cut off. it's 1/2" lower then the wk eibachs, and while cutting coil springs makes them stiffer, they still seem softer then the wk eibachs although i'm sure the wk bilsteins have a bit to do with it. I have not had the joy of using srt bilsteins yet, but its on the list!
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Re: The complete (05-10) WK Grand Cherokee suspension thread

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What are thoughts on this set up on my 07 WK CRD 2WD:

BWoody SRT Drop springs (should net roughly 2.1 front and 2.3 rear on a regular WK)
Standard WK Bilsteins (lift 3/8")

for a total drop of about 1.75" front and 1.9" rear trimming bumpstops as necessary.

Bump for opinions on this set up... Will the much lower springs cause a problem when used with the slightly taller shocks?
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I didnt really care for the wk bilsteins...the ride just didnt give me what i wanted. I felt they were just marginally better than the stockers....JMHO
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Re: The complete (05-10) WK Grand Cherokee suspension thread

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I am currently running the stock front springs with one coil cut off. it's 1/2" lower then the wk eibachs, and while cutting coil springs makes them stiffer, they still seem softer then the wk eibachs although i'm sure the wk bilsteins have a bit to do with it. I have not had the joy of using srt bilsteins yet, but its on the list!
Wow, your cut coils are still softer than the WK Eibachs! But that makes me wonder. If the eibachs have that rubber sleeve because those two or three coils completely compress on top of each other, maybe the two or three fully compressed coils have little give left in them, making it a stiff spring with less coils actually being used. I am also surprised that the wk eibachs bottom out in the rear. I would expect you to cut the bumpstop for a larger drop like srt eibach or bwoody. When you had the wk eibachs on the front, did you have stock shocks?
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Re: The complete (05-10) WK Grand Cherokee suspension thread

So if I wanted the most comfiest ride in the city/highway completely disregarding offriding which direction would you go?

My only problem is that I just had moog rear sway bars installed, would have gone with the srt ones...

So which shocks, springs, sway bars etc for a 2006 4wd 4.7 jeep? Thx
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I would go bilsteins hd I went down a brick road by my house with them just installed and the jeep didnt move the suspension just adjusted. Not even my step moms lexus is that smooth
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