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Re: Eibach lowering springs problems

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I did the Eibach kit a number of years ago on my 06 WK1, along with adding the SRT body kit, SRT Rep. wheels and Toyo Proxes STII tires, and Bilstein shocks/struts all around. I also added adjustable upper ball joints so I could get it set to the factory alignment specs. Except for having to be careful going up driveways and such, I love this setup. For a big (~4800 lbs.) SUV, it handles like it's on rails, has a better coefficient of drag and, IMO looks a whole bunch better. With this setup and my current mods. (see signature) I've had it up to 137 mph (I have the speed limiter set to 140 mph) and it's smooth as glass all the way up. Bottom line, IMO, if you're not into to off roading and want a better looking, better handling vehicle, this is an excellent mod., and keeping the stock front bumper would eliminate the driveway dragging issue. Below you'll find pix of the lowered WK with stock wheels, with SRT Reps. and the GPS reading of my one (and only) high speed run.

Thanks for the info. I would most likely be keeping my factory 18s and running them in the winter and having 22's for the summer. Do you think I'd be able to do this? Or would I need the adjustable upper ball joints to go from bigger to smaller wheels?


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Re: Eibach lowering springs problems

How much difference is there in tire diameters? For sure, if it's a substantial difference you should realign. In any case, having the camber off, either negative or positive, causes the wheel bearings to be under more stress and the tires will wear out quicker either on the inner or outer part of the tread. Of course if the diameters are quite different your odometer will be off somewhat too. IMO, it's just better, and will cost less in the long run to get the adjustable uppers and have it aligned to specs. On mine, I go so far as to have mine aligned with me and the wife sitting in the vehicle, the way it's driven probably 90% of the time. BMW requires weight added during their alignments You'd be surprised how the alignment changes by adding a few hundred pounds.
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Here's my 2005 WK with eibach srt8 drop kitImageUploadedByJeepGarage1476449397.282617.jpgImageUploadedByJeepGarage1476449410.973485.jpgImageUploadedByJeepGarage1476449424.269968.jpg
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Re: Eibach lowering springs problems

Looks like you have the driveway dragging problem too if you're as low as mine. Did you put the SRT sways on too? What kind of shocks are you using?
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Re: Eibach lowering springs problems

No dragging issues here. No srt sways either. Rods like a champ. Stock front shocks and bilstien in the rear


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