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

If you are going for an extreme drop, such as the BWoodys then you will need the SRT8 or WK Bilsteins. You will blow out your stock ones because they are not designed for lowered suspension. People have claimed however that you can run your stock shocks and struts on the SRT8 or WK Eibach springs but I haven't tried it personally.

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

Where can I find the bilsteins ?
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Re: The complete (05-10) WK Grand Cherokee suspension thread

Can anyone tell me which bilstein shocks and struts will give my wk the 3/8 lift I keep reading about? This post started long ago enough that I'm not sure what is old data and what is relevant today. Will that lift amount be changed do to the 2" rough country budget lift I already have installed? Thanks in advance for your help.
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Can anyone tell me which bilstein shocks and struts will give my wk the 3/8 lift I keep reading about? This post started long ago enough that I'm not sure what is old data and what is relevant today. Will that lift amount be changed do to the 2" rough country budget lift I already have installed? Thanks in advance for your help.
The bilstien 5100's. That 3/8ths will be added to the two inch lift
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Re: The complete (05-10) WK Grand Cherokee suspension thread

WK Bilsteins give the 3/8 lift, but I would not reccommend these to anyone after having them on mine for 15k miles. As many who installed these have commented already, they are rough riding, bouncy and frankly do not even handle well since they are so over pressurized. I would install new OEM's over WK Bilsteins as they do a much better job overall. Koni FSD's are quite firm compared to OEM, but not harsh, and blow away the WK Bilsteins in handling.
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Re: The complete (05-10) WK Grand Cherokee suspension thread

Wow. Decisions decisions. My rig is running on oem original shocks and struts with 200,000+ miles on them. I think any new ones are going to produce a huge difference in the feel and handling.
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Re: The complete (05-10) WK Grand Cherokee suspension thread

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I have put 4,000 miles on this suspension setup so far. I finally got some new tires that don't suck and ride smooth as well as corner nicely after 2 visits to the tire store. I ended up going with Continental Cross Contact LX20s in 255/50/18. It's a 70k mile H-rated tire with good all-season performance. It will work until I get my 20s and another 200 HP

With good tires, the WK Bilsteins still have noticeable bounce over hard bumps and the nose dive, especially around 90 degree turns, is still more than I would like. I'm not looking for sports car handling here but the amount of nose dive I get on these shocks with Eibach springs is just unacceptable.

Things I will be doing that I will report back on in the near future:

-Swap stock front sway bar for SRT bar & bushings
-Bwoody sway links front & rear
-SRT Eibach springs (need to go lower)
-SRT Bilstein front shocks
-SRT Bilstein or Stage 6 adjustable rear shocks (still undecided)
-Bwoody panhard bar
-Bwoody rear LCAs (anyone know if the upper & lower are the same in the rear?)

I also need to install JeepPerf front differential urethane bushings. I drive my Hemi hard and fast and I have driveline clunk at 121k miles.

I am working on setting up the ultimate handling non-SRT WK and when I get done with it, I will write a whole new topic about how much drop I got, how it rides in various scenarios, etc, etc for those that choose to go down the WK suspension rabbit hole after me

Here is a photo of how she sits in my driveway after getting the Continentals put on.


We tend to get the fever and buy components that other people spent money on and claim are good (often not the case, as they are comparing to worn or broken stock parts ) or look good on paper, yet when installed find out there are indeed drawbacks. Such is the case with WK BIlsteins, which I had for 15k, and have warned others repeatedly about how rough and bouncy they ride, with poor handling and braking. I would also steer clear of Bwoody; had their links and removed them after a year, as they increase NVH, need constant greasing (squeek over every road irregularity) are harsh over all bumps, and make the WK useless for any offroading.
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I would also steer clear of Bwoody; had their links and removed them after a year, as they increase NVH, need constant greasing (squeek over every road irregularity) are harsh over all bumps, and make the WK useless for any offroading.
As is always the case with you. Idk why you'd use them for offroading when that is not they're purpose. They are designed to reduce flex in the endlink thus improving body roll control and corner stability. Notice how they were released for the srt first then a few years later non srt? They are ment for trak use.
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Re: The complete (05-10) WK Grand Cherokee suspension thread

OK guys reading this post has helped alot, just trying to clarify. I have the OME HD lift front and rear coils, along with the OME springs. I purchased the 2" OME HD lift. I have recently installed 285/70/17's and getting alot of rubbing with minor flex in the rear. I dont want to downsize tires. I plan to roll the rear fenders to help accomodate rubbing but am considering stacking spacers in the front and rear to bring it up slightly to help with rubbing as well. any personal experience with a safe height and amount to stack spacers in the front/rear? dont want to go too high to avoid increased wear on the joints. thanks for any advice!
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Re: The complete (05-10) WK Grand Cherokee suspension thread

Hi there.
Are these the spring that come with the SRT from factory or a lower version? Will this fit the non srt ones? Mine is 2014 altitude normal suspension.
What's the drop on the srt? Trying to get mid drop either from eibach or srt.


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