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bilsteins off road

How do the WK Bilsteins work off road combined with SRT sways ?
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Re: bilsteins off road

i would not use srt sways if you plan on going off road. they are too tight and they make an uncomfortable ride.
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Re: bilsteins off road

THis is for occasional off road, mostly on road; I have SRT sways, which are highly beneficial for on road, and will be replacing the struts / shocks soon.
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Re: bilsteins off road

they are terrible for off road, you feel every bump. the bilsteins lessen it a little bit, but the srt bars destroy the off road ride
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Re: bilsteins off road

I ran the bilstein's with the stock front sway and SRT rear sway and I loved the ride on and off road. I didn't mind feeling bumps while offroad because, well, I was offroad lol.
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Re: bilsteins off road

If you're going to run the SRT front swaybar for any serious trails, I highly recommend Russ' front swaybar disconnect system when he releases it.

The SRT front swaybar will put a LOT of strain on the mounting pins on the trail - I broke pin on my last trip to Moab when I didn't disconnect my SRT front swaybar.
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Re: bilsteins off road

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they are terrible for off road, you feel every bump. the bilsteins lessen it a little bit, but the srt bars destroy the off road ride

OK, so is this from your own experience, ? i.e., do you have SRT bars and Bilsteins and have you driven off road ? thanks
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If you're going to run the SRT front swaybar for any serious trails, I highly recommend Russ' front swaybar disconnect system when he releases it.

The SRT front swaybar will put a LOT of strain on the mounting pins on the trail - I broke pin on my last trip to Moab when I didn't disconnect my SRT front swaybar.
i second that, you can certainly damage stuff with such a tight suspension on off road terrain.
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I ran the bilstein's with the stock front sway and SRT rear sway and I loved the ride on and off road. I didn't mind feeling bumps while offroad because, well, I was offroad lol.
the rear sway bar is not much different from the stock bar. i put both on my packing scale before install and there was not much of a difference.
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OK, so is this from your own experience, ? i.e., do you have SRT bars and Bilsteins and have you driven off road ? thanks
yes i have the sways, bwoody sway links, shocks and struts and yes i have numerous times. they are upgrades for on road travel and downgrades for offroad.
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Re: bilsteins off road

i would use sway bars in general for offroading. taking it off provides with more flex from your suspension and personally a better ride. Yes I know taking off the sway bar blah blah blah but when cornering and high speed maneuvers have been encountered, not to much body lean and certainly nothing scary (thats coming from the girlfriend who drives the jeep).
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Re: bilsteins off road

I will probably leave the SRT rear bar on, and remove all 4 Bwoody links and go back to stock, and remove the front SRT bar when doing the new shocks and struts. Too harsh off road as it is, and just wondering how much improvement Bilsteins will make off road with that setup.
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