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Eibach lowering springs problems

I just installed mi eibach pro kit lowered (1' front, 2' rear) on my wk2 2012.

I have stock wheels, stock tires (265/60/18),
stock everything.

I have balanced my wheels, throw in an alignment with negative camber for front wheels and rear wheels (because of the lowering) its negative 1 on all four of them.

Everything looks good but when im on the highway making 60mph the steering wheel starts to shake, its controllable but its annoying on long trips.
When im above 70 mph the shakes does away.

I have checked the tire pressure and they are ok. The only thing I have on my mind is maybe the tires. They are old (the ones that came with the jeep when i bought it new) or the control arm bushings.

If you know what part I have to look for play on the control arms or the steering components please tell me, im going insane!

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Re: Eibach lowering springs problems

Did you ever get this fixed? Do you have pictures what it looks like with the stock wheel/tire combo?


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Re: Eibach lowering springs problems

Yes, I just need to rotate tires. Its really horryfing when u cant seem to fix it. The negative camber is -1 in the rear an - 1 in the front. Its not a big deal.

The car looks great. The only thing is that I have the 18 wheel. It would be better looking and feeling if I had the 20 wheel.
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Re: Eibach lowering springs problems

I have the 18s also which is why I'm curious. I have them powder coated black and am interested how they'd look with the lowering springs. I'd like to get bigger wheels but every time I start saving I find something else to get first lol.....so if you have any pictures Id appreciate seeing them!


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Re: Eibach lowering springs problems

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I just installed mi eibach pro kit lowered (1' front, 2' rear) on my wk2 2012.

I have stock wheels, stock tires (265/60/18),
stock everything.

I have balanced my wheels, throw in an alignment with negative camber for front wheels and rear wheels (because of the lowering) its negative 1 on all four of them.

Everything looks good but when im on the highway making 60mph the steering wheel starts to shake, its controllable but its annoying on long trips.
When im above 70 mph the shakes does away.

I have checked the tire pressure and they are ok. The only thing I have on my mind is maybe the tires. They are old (the ones that came with the jeep when i bought it new) or the control arm bushings.

If you know what part I have to look for play on the control arms or the steering components please tell me, im going insane!

Thanks!
I have a 2014 WK2 Limited and I am considering installing the eibach pro kit as well. I have 22's (285/40/22) on right now. Does anyone know if it is recommended to swap the Struts/Shocks too? I've read that it isn't necessary but have had others say that I should. For those that have changed them, is Bilstein the way to go and what model#?
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I have a 2014 WK2 Limited and I am considering installing the eibach pro kit as well. I have 22's (285/40/22) on right now. Does anyone know if it is recommended to swap the Struts/Shocks too? I've read that it isn't necessary but have had others say that I should. For those that have changed them, is Bilstein the way to go and what model#?

Unless you're ready for new shocks/struts I've been told that it's not necessary. Certainly an upgrade, but not necessary. I have heard great things about Bilstein shocks but not sure on model #. If you are thinking about the Eibach kit, they also have shocks/struts. I'm not sure on price differential but I'd imagine the Bilsteins are a lot more. What wheel/tire combo are you running right now? I want to make the leap and swap out my 18s but I'm not sure what to get.


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Unless you're ready for new shocks/struts I've been told that it's not necessary. Certainly an upgrade, but not necessary. I have heard great things about Bilstein shocks but not sure on model #. If you are thinking about the Eibach kit, they also have shocks/struts. I'm not sure on price differential but I'd imagine the Bilsteins are a lot more. What wheel/tire combo are you running right now? I want to make the leap and swap out my 18s but I'm not sure what to get.


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Hey Tone..thx for the response!

I'm running XO Milan wheels with Toyo Proxes ST II tires.

The wheel gap is killing me! I just ordered the springs. I called Eibach as well and they confirmed that it wasn't necessary.

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Hey Tone..thx for the response!

I'm running XO Milan wheels with Toyo Proxes ST II tires.

The wheel gap is killing me! I just ordered the springs. I called Eibach as well and they confirmed that it wasn't necessary.

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Good to see you're in normal WK2. I am too so that helps. What size tires are you running? I'll keep in touch to see/find out how everything works out....what did you have before the 22s? Did you notice a difference in ride?


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Good to see you're in normal WK2. I am too so that helps. What size tires are you running? I'll keep in touch to see/find out how everything works out....what did you have before the 22s? Did you notice a difference in ride?


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My tires are 285/40/22 (10.5" width).

*I was going between the Toyo Proxes ST II's and the Nitto NT420s.

When I first installed them they were noticeably louder, I think partly due to being brand new but also partly due to the tread pattern.

Its also stiffer ride but nothing you can't adjust to over time. I intend to swap them out at the end of the month. I kept the stock alloy 20's just for the winter seasons.
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Re: Eibach lowering springs problems

Thanks for the info. So when you swap out the 20s for winter, you just have to get the alignment redone? Have you noticed any negative effects on parts from swapping out?


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Re: Eibach lowering springs problems

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Hey Tone..thx for the response!

I'm running XO Milan wheels with Toyo Proxes ST II tires.

The wheel gap is killing me! I just ordered the springs. I called Eibach as well and they confirmed that it wasn't necessary.

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That's going to look sharp when you get it lowered. Keep us updated.
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Re: Eibach lowering springs problems

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.
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