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

A lot of folks are still looking into the Bilstein HD as being a worthwhile upgrade. My 02 cents is as follows, and just trying to help fellow WK'ers make the best decision. Bilstein makes some great products, but the HD is just not one of them. I had them on for 15k and could not wait to get rid of them i.e. the handling is poor, (even with SRT bars) and the ride overly bouncy, constantly see-sawing and very harsh. Head toss is awful and the vehicle just never feels in control.. the roll center is raised 3/8 combined with poor rebound control. making it feel unstable plus they are so overly high pressured, the inside shocks are pushing upward through corners instead of staying planted. The vehicle never feels secure near the limits, particularly when you hit a bump mid corner. Replaced them with Koni FSD's and WOW what a difference, it now handles superbly, staying flat and very controlled through corners and not harsh over bumps. They are costly but there are not many choices out there for good shocks.
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Re: The complete (05-10) WK Grand Cherokee suspension thread

I'm trying to do as economical of transition as possible.

Think I'm going to go with:

New Bilstein 4600 struts/shocks ($250)
Used Front/rear SRT swaybar (bushing + bracket) ($250)
Stock springs

Two questions:
1) Would that work well?
2) There's conflicting information on the site about whether or not my 05WK will need the links for the sway bars. Can anyone confirm or deny that I don't need them?

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Old 05-06-2014, 12:32 PM
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Re: The complete (05-10) WK Grand Cherokee suspension thread

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I'm trying to do as economical of transition as possible.

Think I'm going to go with:

New Bilstein 4600 struts/shocks ($250)
Used Front/rear SRT swaybar (bushing + bracket) ($250)
Stock springs

Two questions:
1) Would that work well?
2) There's conflicting information on the site about whether or not my 05WK will need the links for the sway bars. Can anyone confirm or deny that I don't need them?

Thanks
Define "Stock springs". You won't get any drops with Stock Springs (you may actually get a slight raise in height, as the 4600's are higher pressure shocks than stock).

As for the links, I do not have SRT swaybars yet, so cannot comment (however would also like this clarification for my future plans).
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Old 05-06-2014, 12:46 PM
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Re: The complete (05-10) WK Grand Cherokee suspension thread

I just put SRT sway bars on my 07, no links needed.


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

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Define "Stock springs". You won't get any drops with Stock Springs (you may actually get a slight raise in height, as the 4600's are higher pressure shocks than stock).

As for the links, I do not have SRT swaybars yet, so cannot comment (however would also like this clarification for my future plans).
Sorry, I should have worded transition better haha I don't want to make it an SRT8 replica, I just want to improve the ride. I prefer a slight lift, which is one of the reasons I'm going with the Bilsteins.

Also, I should add I'm buying 20" SRT reps as soon as a used set become available.
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Re: The complete (05-10) WK Grand Cherokee suspension thread

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Sorry, I should have worded transition better haha I don't want to make it an SRT8 replica, I just want to improve the ride. I prefer a slight lift, which is one of the reasons I'm going with the Bilsteins.

Also, I should add I'm buying 20" SRT reps as soon as a used set become available.
I'll be honest... I have those 4600's and they are rather stiff with my SRT8 Eibach Pro-Kit (higher spring rates, lower ride height). I'll let someone else chime in on how they ride with the stock springs as I do not know.
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I got eibach wk springs with the stock shocks it lowered and the ride felt stock just better handle ing, I have wore out the stock shocks, got srt bilestein shocks to install soon. This on a 05
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Re: The complete (05-10) WK Grand Cherokee suspension thread

How much lower are the SRT8 springs compared to the stock WK springs?
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Re: The complete (05-10) WK Grand Cherokee suspension thread

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How much lower are the SRT8 springs compared to the stock WK springs?
Look at the 1st page of this thread and it will give you an idea. Note that most running the Bilstein WK HD Struts/Shocks (4600) lose about 3/8" of drop, so factor that into your equations when deciding how low you want (or not want) to go.
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Re: The complete (05-10) WK Grand Cherokee suspension thread

Is anything else needed when converting from stock to the WK Eibachs and SRT Bilsteins?
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Re: The complete (05-10) WK Grand Cherokee suspension thread

Any pics of someone running Road magnet v.2 and hd bilsteins. 1st post yeehoo
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Re: The complete (05-10) WK Grand Cherokee suspension thread

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Is anything else needed when converting from stock to the WK Eibachs and SRT Bilsteins?
zip....just bolt them in
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