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Are the SRT8 Eibachs still considered a total fail as mentioned in the first page of this thread? I'm planning on buying a lightly used set of these springs tomorrow (SRT8 Jeep Eibachs(Manufacturer Part #: 2892.540). Was it just a bumpstop issue? If the kit was purchsed new 6 months ago would it have included the fix (upgraded Eibach bumpstops?). Another option is i convince the seller to sell me the stock SRT8 springs, cause he has BC Racing coilovers in his SRT8 now

They'll be going on a '08 Overland Diesel with new Bilstein 4600's.

And will the drop "require" any other parts? Besides an alingment I'm assuming.
I run the eibachs post fix and they have been fine for me

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

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I run the eibachs post fix and they have been fine for me
Ok great thanks for the quick reply! Do you know if it was just a bumpstop issue or something to do with the springs before a certain date?
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Ok great thanks for the quick reply! Do you know if it was just a bumpstop issue or something to do with the springs before a certain date?
I think it was an updated bumpstop
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Re: The complete (05-10) WK Grand Cherokee suspension thread

Happy 1000th post!

Heres an 08 Overland CRD with stock front shocks and springs before, and after with SRT8 Eibachs and SRT8 Bilsteins (REAR ONLY). Just wanted to see what it looks like levelled out. The used set of springs i picked up included the stock SRT8 shocks which are well used and is only temporary. One of the front struts is blown so not even gonna bother putting the front in until new shocks. I just cut the stock bump stops down about 2"+, then cross hatched the face of it with a zip disc, just for comfort in case it hits
After pic was taken after a quick drive around the block to settle it. Its a bit quirky obiously having mis-matched springs/shocks but that'll be taken care of soon enough. As well as installing the OEM 07 SRT8 polished 5-spokes and sourcing a beefier rear sway bar and new end link bushings. I can't really decide on whether to upgrade the front sway bar, i think theres only a 1mm diameter difference between SRT8 and non versions, i know the SRT8's are solid instead of a tube but dont really see a tonne of flex difference being obtained. Maybe just new Sway bar and end link bushings for the front

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

Would it be worth it to upgrade from the Eibach sports to the SRT Eibachs? Would I get any lower. This is on an Overland with WK Bilsteins. I am also considering the QA1 adjustable shocks for the rear. Too much bounce for the ounce going on back there with the WK Bilsteins.
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Re: The complete (05-10) WK Grand Cherokee suspension thread

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Would it be worth it to upgrade from the Eibach sports to the SRT Eibachs? Would I get any lower. This is on an Overland with WK Bilsteins. I am also considering the QA1 adjustable shocks for the rear. Too much bounce for the ounce going on back there with the WK Bilsteins.
I went with the SRT Eibachs on my 05 Limited. As you said, the WK Bilsteins are beyond overcharged (and harsh). I actually stepped up to 265/50/20 tires recently, in an effort to being back some ride quality that the WK Bilsteins have sacrificed. With the 265/50/20 on 20x9 Reps, I like how the SRT Eibachs look.
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Re: The complete (05-10) WK Grand Cherokee suspension thread

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I went with the SRT Eibachs on my 05 Limited. As you said, the WK Bilsteins are beyond overcharged (and harsh). I actually stepped up to 265/50/20 tires recently, in an effort to being back some ride quality that the WK Bilsteins have sacrificed. With the 265/50/20 on 20x9 Reps, I like how the SRT Eibachs look.
Do you have the Hemi engine (for weight comparison purposes) and can you post a side pic of your rig?

Also, does anyone know if upgrading to the SRT front sway bar will help reduce body roll further and also help reduce understeer some?
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Do you have the Hemi engine (for weight comparison purposes) and can you post a side pic of your rig?

Also, does anyone know if upgrading to the SRT front sway bar will help reduce body roll further and also help reduce understeer some?
Yes, I have the 5.7. Don't have a current side pic as just put the tires on last week (just in time for winter). I don't have the front sway bar but also don't have much body roll/understeer (how hot are you pushing this thing into a corner?) I also have the JBA upper control arms (for lowered WK) if that matters (which it really doesn't, I just needed new upper ball joints and these were easier to do).
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Re: The complete (05-10) WK Grand Cherokee suspension thread

Some like it hot

I like to get on it in the corners. I used to own some old BMWs and I like the ability to handle corners without freaking out like the average driver. I also like to power through them whenever possible. Even though I replaced my entire suspension at once, I forgot 4 crucial pieces...the rear control arms. They are shot.

I have new ones in my garage waiting to go on as soon as I have the time. I think this should help tighten things up a bit.

Can anyone confirm if SRT Eibachs will take you lower than the sports and if the springs are any firmer? I like my ride slightly on the harsh side for handling purposes. I mean, its a Jeep and it will never ride perfectly smooth anyway so might as well enjoy some curvy roads with confidence.
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Re: The complete (05-10) WK Grand Cherokee suspension thread

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I like to get on it in the corners. I used to own some old BMWs and I like the ability to handle corners without freaking out like the average driver. I also like to power through them whenever possible.
It's a 5400+lb vehicle, it's most likely always going to push (understeer) in the corners.

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Can anyone confirm if SRT Eibachs will take you lower than the sports and if the springs are any firmer?
Yes, they are lower (and slightly firmer). Someone in an early post in this thread outlined the drop of each spring pack. You may want to go back to page 1 or so.
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Re: The complete (05-10) WK Grand Cherokee suspension thread

That's about what I figured and the first page just talks about how bad the SRT springs were. It's a 7 yr old thread. I don't expect anyone to update it.

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

My front suspension is being completely refreshed as I write; new upper and lower arms, new struts (B'stien) and new springs (Eibach Sport) along with new mounts, isolators, etc.. I have a lot more sidewall on my tires (Limited) so, while I've read others complain about the Bilstien's being harsh, I'm hoping my tires more than compensate. Will let you know.

The same springs/struts are going on the rear, but I'll need to wait for spring to do the control arms myself. I have 160,000kms on my CRD... the engine is just getting worked in, but the suspension is/was a basket case.

Will send my impressions when its done.
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