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

i have a 2005 2wd grand cherokee with the wk bilstiens and wk eibach springs.Its sitting about 3/4 of inch higher in the front then the rear.Will it level off over time?just installed this week.

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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.

It is great having a redone chassis, but I would not put Bilsteins on, and have warned people after having them on for a year, before the Koni's. I would go with new OEM in a hearbeat over Bilsteins as they are way too overpressurized, rough and bouncy and completely ruin the ride, and also are not very good handling. I hope you go with good quality control arms, and not OEM. I upgraded all front and rears with forged, HD balljoints and upgraded bushings etc.. and those make a remarkable handling difference over OEM.
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The complete (05-10) WK Grand Cherokee suspension thread

Here's what I have in mind:

Wk bilsteins all round
Front and rear Srt sway bars
Bwoody Srt end links
(I'm not 100% sure about the fitment of these end links with this setup)
Wk Eibach 2839.540
As for control arms I'm open to suggestions.

Should I make any changes?

I was also thinking of wheel spacers.
I'm going for a lowered wide body stance.
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Re: The complete (05-10) WK Grand Cherokee suspension thread

I had the fever too, and had installed nearly all those parts that you want, and now have removed them and have none of those on mine. It now handles and rides better than ever. The biggest improvement by far in overall ride and handling is replacing all the crappy stock Mopar front and rear upper and lower control arms, track bar, and inner outer tie rods with high quality aftermakarket units. All those other things I had installed before make it handle better, but the ride is horrible, rough, bouncy and harsh on anything but smooth roads, turning it into a rattle trap before long. The Bwoody links are rough riding and make the WK useless for any off roading, the Bilsteins way too overpressurized, harsh and bouncy, The SRT bars also too harsh and bouncy.
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I had the fever too, and had installed nearly all those parts that you want, and now have removed them and have none of those on mine. It now handles and rides better than ever. The biggest improvement by far in overall ride and handling is replacing all the crappy stock Mopar front and rear upper and lower control arms, track bar, and inner outer tie rods with high quality aftermakarket units. All those other things I had installed before make it handle better, but the ride is horrible, rough, bouncy and harsh on anything but smooth roads, turning it into a rattle trap before long. The Bwoody links are rough riding and make the WK useless for any off roading, the Bilsteins way too overpressurized, harsh and bouncy, The SRT bars also too harsh and bouncy.

I've been hearing about the over pressurized bilsteins. I've been thinking about the BC Racing Coilovers. Can you make a list of your suspension setup? I race quite often and my suspension is my biggest weakness. Most of the highways here are have bends or curves and I don't feel comfortable around them. NYC has the worst roads, especially here in the Bronx.


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

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I've been hearing about the over pressurized bilsteins. I've been thinking about the BC Racing Coilovers. Can you make a list of your suspension setup? I race quite often and my suspension is my biggest weakness. Most of the highways here are have bends or curves and I don't feel comfortable around them. NYC has the worst roads, especially here in the Bronx.


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Got it, and I hear your pain, as our roads are pretty bad in Chitown too. If yours are worse, definitely steer clear of WK Bilsteins, Bwoody links, and SRT sways. I hated the ride when those were installed.
The complete suspension thread unfortunately does not include the most critical items, that being the crappy WK Mopar control arms. They use cheap metal castings, the rubber bushings deteriorate, and the sealed balljoints fail well before 100k. At 70k, 1 was bad, and 3 had play already on mine, with very little offroading. The WK SRT has beefed up front lower control arms, but all the others are the same.
The Mevotech Supreme and Moog problem Solver (note, not R series) control arms use higher quality metal (some parts forged, not cast), the arms are a bit thicker, the bushings are superior design and material used is not rubber but a rubber/polymer composite and lasts much longer. and they use HD greasable balljoints.
Every component, nut bolt, and bushing has been upgraded on my current chassis, and the only Mopar part used was new OEM coil springs.

-Mevotech Supreme front lower control arms
-Mevotech Supreme rear upper and lower control arms
-Moog forged rear track bar
-Moog problem solver front upper control arms
-Moog front strut mounts
-Moog swaybar endlinks
-Moog swaybar bushings
-Moog upper and lower spring isolators
-Koni FSD shocks
-Moog inner and outer steering tie rods. These make a huge difference in steering feel and feedback and really tightens up steering response.

I removed the SRT sways and put stockers back on, and the ride and handling is much improved. The Koni's are unique, as their rebound compressions is slow, the exact opposite of the overpressurized Bilstieins. The FSD's were engineered to work with stock springs and sways (sways are also springs per se) and it all really works together great now. FSD's might be a bit stiff for NYC roads though. IF you get those coilovers, let us know your experiences for sure.
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