Looking for some advice for my 2007 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited, 5.7 L Hemi with QDII.
Current setup: Stock coils, RRO 2.25" BB spacer rear/front, OME HD Front Struts, RRO rear shocks (not much info on these rear shocks at the moment).
I'm not happy with the handling of my shock/strut setup, and the front OME HD struts seem very noisy compared to when my vehicle
was stock (not sure if it's that, or the coil/spacer mix, etc). Sounds clunky and very "squishy" sounding from the front when going over bumps, etc.
Idea 1. Keep RRO spacers all around, put in Bilstein
HD shocks/struts, stock coils (possibly XK hemi coils up front down road for winch weight if WK hemi coils can't handle weight - will this raise height of front?)
Idea 2. Remove RRO spacers all around, put in Bilstein HD shocks/struts with OME HD coils all around. (assuming OME HD coil can handle weight of winch)
Any advice on which option? I feel I am turned off the OME shocks/struts which is why I thought the Bilstein HD with OME coils...but perhaps my setup is just incorrect, and has given me a negative view on the OME struts.
Also, keeping in mind the below, would you recommend the Bilstein
HD shocks/struts or the Bilstein
5100 shocks/struts? (what would be better for what I'm doing?)
-I tow a small camp trailer (likely a bigger one in the future)
-Mainly city/hwy driving with mild-moderate off-roading - this is my daily driver....hopefully 100% trail rig in the future though...
Also, does anyone know the coil spring weight rating of the front 2007 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited with Hemi/QDII? I am trying to compare this to the XK Hemi front coil rating of around 600lb's - need to know for when I install my hidden front winch mount + winch...if I actually need to change my stock front coils.
Sorry this was long, I did my lift the 1st time not being 100% happy, don't want to make that mistake the 2nd time. Looking for recommendations from some fellow lifted WK's out there.