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Old 03-12-2010, 11:36 PM
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Re: Lowering... any negatives?

I do....you can search the net for what that will do. You've spent the $$$ on the rest of the clone.....why cheap on he suspension? JMO..
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Old 03-13-2010, 11:56 PM
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Re: Lowering... any negatives?

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honestly, any time you change the suspension geometry by lowering the ride height, you will decrease the life of other components. make sure you get an alignment because you caster/camber is going to be off a bit. is it going to do any major damage? probably not. i dont know a lot about the srt suspension, but more than likely it has a lot more different parts from the stock wk than shocks and springs. my dad is a mechanic of 35 years and after many times of him telling me not to do certain things to my vehicles i'm starting to take his word for it now.
Actually the srt has alot of the same parts as a regular wk. The sway/shock/spring combo is stiffer but aside from the rear sway bar mount,all other parts are the exact same design.
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Re: Lowering... any negatives?

WIth lowering on some vehicles, thiere are negatives; not sure about the WK though; on my SHO, I had to shim the steering rack to raise it after lowering, as the steering tie rods were at an increased angle, increasing bump steer. Also the CV driveshafts are at more of an angle than stock, which puts more strain on them and increases torque steer on hard launches.
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Actually the srt has alot of the same parts as a regular wk. The sway/shock/spring combo is stiffer but aside from the rear sway bar mount,all other parts are the exact same design.

see thats what i thought. I didnt think that it would hurt anything since these springs are actually on the SRT from the factory.
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Re: Lowering... any negatives?

good point.. so what parts would i need to convert my suspension to the srt8 ride height? just shocks and springs??
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Re: Lowering... any negatives?

from what I know, to get it at SRT ride height you just need the SRT Bilsteins and the stock SRT Springs. That will get you at stock SRT ride height.
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