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Old 09-23-2012, 11:30 AM
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Re: The complete (05-10) WK Grand Cherokee suspension thread

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I looked through this thread best I could but couldnt come up with an answer. My 08 CRD has about 1" more fender gap than the front where my buddies 07 is only 0.5". Is this a common difference from 07 to 08? Do the gassers (V8) have this same rake?

If installing the standard Eibach springs, will the rake be reduced? (This would assume the 1.2" drop is based on the V8 which may or may not have as much rake as my CRD with a towing package).
Umm... I don't know, but I make something up that sounds good. I assume all wk1's have a similar rake. But as each vehicle ages it could settle differently depending on use and curb weight. Look up your curb weight vs. your friends and see which one weighs more and remember 4wd will put more weight up front. I measured mine the other night and the right side sits 1/4" lower than the left! How about that?!

As for the aftermarket springs, most of them maintain the rake. I have a towing package too, so I'm hoping it will level a bit too, but until I do it I really can't say. As far as I know, only roadmagnets and bwoodys version 1 rear coils level the truck the most, but that is the most extreme drop available. Good luck!
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Old 09-23-2012, 11:32 AM
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Re: The complete (05-10) WK Grand Cherokee suspension thread

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I looked through this thread best I could but couldnt come up with an answer. My 08 CRD has about 1" more fender gap than the front where my buddies 07 is only 0.5". Is this a common difference from 07 to 08? Do the gassers (V8) have this same rake?

If installing the standard Eibach springs, will the rake be reduced? (This would assume the 1.2" drop is based on the V8 which may or may not have as much rake as my CRD with a towing package).
I should read the question first. Sorry. I have a hemi with towpackage on my 08, and the rear sits 1" higher than the front too. I don't have an 07 or a non tow package to compare too.
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Old 09-25-2012, 12:57 AM
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Re: The complete (05-10) WK Grand Cherokee suspension thread

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You can find H&R's and Eibach wk's new for about $250 online, and SRT coils are about $325 for a set on J4J.

I'd offer $100 to 125 for the springs. As for the shocks, due to there milage, they may still be good or they maybe really abused, but I'd offer $125 to 150, assuming they are in good condition and the OEM SRT SHOCKS. When buying used parts, they can be a good deal or risky deal. Double check your part numbers and Buyer beware... You'll have to use your judgement and try not to get to excited. I've been saving my pennies since June to buy new parts for my jeep come this Xmas.
I'd like to revise my estimates. I was offered srt8 used coils for $60 today. So my original estimates were a bit high. As for the shocks I haven't found any used and personally would be hesitant to buy them used now that I've had more time to think it over.

BTW, Am I hogging this thread or what here?
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Old 09-25-2012, 01:19 PM
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Re: The complete (05-10) WK Grand Cherokee suspension thread

I wouldn't buy used shocks/struts period.
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Re: The complete (05-10) WK Grand Cherokee suspension thread

I was under the jeep for something else, when I noticed that the swaybar brackets on the rear were marked A 0271 and B 0271. I had just been looking at part #'s and it seemed strangely familar. J4J suggests that you buy swaybar mounting bracket part #52090271AB for upgrading to srt8 swaybar rear on 05-08 Grand Cherokee's. I have and 08, and the numbers stamped on my current mounting brackets matches the last four digits of the part number listed online. So does this mean, I already have the correct mounting brackets and only need swaybar and bushings???

EDIT: They worked just fine.
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Old 10-02-2012, 11:22 PM
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Re: The complete (05-10) WK Grand Cherokee suspension thread

I've got another great question. After I lower my jeep onto my srt8 coils, everyone agrees that a wheel alignment is in order. Do I have it aligned to GC limited specs or as a GC SRT8? Is there a difference between the two, or is there only one set of specs for the grand cherokee?

EDIT: Srt8 alignment specs should work fine for a lowered jeep. I am still uncertain if they are different, but I am now assuming that they are.
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Re: The complete (05-10) WK Grand Cherokee suspension thread

Hi Everybody,

I just bought today my Jeep and I'm very excited about my "new" ride...

It's a Grand Cherokee 2007 Limited V8 5.7L HEMI!

It has 95K on it and I need to change the pads and replace rear shocks (maybe front too) and I definitively need to replace the front differential bushings (clunking when going from reverse to drive).

However during the weekend I was doing some research on this forum and I think I have an idea of what I want do to make safe and fun to ride.

I want to install the HD Bilsteins but I'm not sure if I want/have to replace the springs too, I'm wondering if I have to change them or do the job done and save the labor cost in the future?

Do you recommend changing anything else beside the shocks/strus - springs? Do I have to change the struts' mounts? what about the bushings for the sways (assuming they look ok...)?

I tried to look for the WK Bilsteins but the cheapest that I found for the set of four shcoks is around $350 on shockwarehouse.com is there any other reliable place to buy these shocks?


I know this is off topic but do you recommend any special brand for brake pads?

Thank you in advance for your support guys!
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Old 10-17-2012, 12:45 AM
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SW has given us a promo code, something like "jeep garage." Give them a call, great customer service and that price includes shipping

You'll need front struts and rear shocks. IMO i would knock out struts/shocks and springs together. Not something you'll want to do twice ha
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Re: The complete (05-10) WK Grand Cherokee suspension thread

So I've made it almost half way through this thread, and am still bouncing back and forth between which springs to go with... I have a 2005 Limited and don't want a track car ride, but I'm looking to tighten things up a good amount, I'm decided on the WK Bilstein struts/shocks. but I keep going back and forth between the H&R springs and the Bwoodys. so here are my questions... does anyone have measurements (fender-hub) for either/both of those springs? secondly this car is daily driven on fair roads, would the Bwoodys be annoyingly tight? that is all for now... Sorry If these questions have been answered.
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Re: The complete (05-10) WK Grand Cherokee suspension thread

Ok so I've been here for a few months and finally decided to buy a membership since I love the info on this site so much. I have a new question and it should be an easy one for anyone who has converted to srt8 coils. The rear springs come with part #'s 5290638AA and 5290773AA. Which one goes on the left and which one goes on the right? They look the same to me, but I know one is drivers side and the other is passenger side. Thanks.
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Re: The complete (05-10) WK Grand Cherokee suspension thread

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So I've made it almost half way through this thread, and am still bouncing back and forth between which springs to go with... I have a 2005 Limited and don't want a track car ride, but I'm looking to tighten things up a good amount, I'm decided on the WK Bilstein struts/shocks. but I keep going back and forth between the H&R springs and the Bwoodys. so here are my questions... does anyone have measurements (fender-hub) for either/both of those springs? secondly this car is daily driven on fair roads, would the Bwoodys be annoyingly tight? that is all for now... Sorry If these questions have been answered.
Go test drive an SRT8. That should give you an idea of what you are looking for. That's how I decided what I wanted. I read all this stuff, but need a butt dyno test from behind the wheel to decide what was comfortable and sporty. From all my reading, the lower you go the stiffer the ride gets. The wk bilsteins are an upgraded OEM replacement for your stock shocks. The SRT8 shocks are the stiffer ones and expensive. I was going to buy H&R's, which I found online for $220+S/H, but then had some used SRT coils drop in my lap for $60. Read the whole thread and search for other threads. There is a ton of information here if you have the patience (and your significant other doesn't mind you trolling the internet for endless hours) to look for it.
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Wk bilsteins are OEM upgrades! Lol

They ride so much better than oem and give an amazing ride

Lower you go, you should expect a stiffer ride since there is less travel in the suspension. Simple
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