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lordfeyr 07-28-2009 02:09 PM

Lowering the Wife's GC
 
Hello everyone,

So I am thinking of lowering the wife's GC but am at kind of a loss....

the BWoody Springs look great in my opinion but not sure if the wife would like it...

at the same time I want something more than the eibachs or HR springs.

What is there in the middle?

Is it even worth it to get the Bwoody springs and put the wk bilsteins to raise it back up 3/8"s?

Anyone run this setup and have pictures of it?


Still debating rims for this bad boy and not sure of 20 or 22's...

08Hemi 07-28-2009 03:01 PM

Re: Lowering the Wife's GC
 
I have the WK Bilsteins and can def attest to the 3/8" raise...now the BWoody's give you 2 1/2" - 3" of a drop, for an effective drop of about 2 1/4". If you are lowering the vehicle for looks, this would be a great set-up. If you want a real firm and responsive ride, this again would be a great set-up. BUT if you want to put 22's on it, still be above traffic and have a comfortable and responsive ride get the WK bilsteins w/out the lowering springs.

So if you want looks, lowering the WK is the way to go. IMHO if you want a responsive ride for your wife that is still very comfortable, just get the WK Bilsteins. I also added the rear SRT8 sway and I must say that I am VERY pleased with the ride, I love the additional ride height and stance, and once I get 20's it will be even better. Good luck...and keep us posted

I updated the above...you are right I was thinking H&R/Eibach #'s...talk to Scott about the BWoody's, I am pretty sure that is his set-up

lordfeyr 07-28-2009 03:07 PM

Re: Lowering the Wife's GC
 
I thought the Bwoody springs were a 2.5-3" drop for non srt gc's? Do you mean the eibachs?

dreamer1213 07-28-2009 03:17 PM

Re: Lowering the Wife's GC
 
The Bwoody's doesn't just lower a WK...they slam it!! 1-2" drop is Eibach/H&R territory...Bwoody's is way lower....and I don't think there's anything in the middle....lol..

lordfeyr 07-28-2009 03:23 PM

Re: Lowering the Wife's GC
 
I was just going by scotinas suspension thread where he stated 2.5-3" from the bwoodys.

I didnt think there was anything in the middle which is why I was thinking of getting the wk bilsteins to raid it back up 3/8"s so closer to 2-2.5" drop.


Anyone run this setup?

08Hemi 07-28-2009 03:34 PM

Re: Lowering the Wife's GC
 
See above...I updated the #'s...I was thinking H&R/Eibachs

blackpepper 07-28-2009 04:30 PM

Re: Lowering the Wife's GC
 
sounds like a good idea .. try the bwoody and wk bilsteins it could be the perfect fit...

lordfeyr 07-28-2009 05:05 PM

Re: Lowering the Wife's GC
 
Hopefully someone who has done this will chime in. Im thinking the height will be perfect but I know technically you are supposed to match compression/rebound in suspension components for them to work properly.


Im definitely getting the srt rear sway. New for 75 bucks is a good deal ;)


Also anyone with the Bwoodys do you need to do anything else to make things align properly?

Scottina06 07-28-2009 05:16 PM

Re: Lowering the Wife's GC
 
bro....do the wk bilsteins or the SRT bilsteins and the SRT springs and you will be golden. I recommend the SRT Bilsteins and SRT springs....IMHO. Your wife will not like the bwoodys I dont think. The rear end is a little bouncy...even with trimming the bumpstops. The drop with the WK bilsteins and the H&R's or eibachs is not very noticeable...maybe an 1" or 1.25".

lordfeyr 07-28-2009 05:39 PM

Re: Lowering the Wife's GC
 
Will it sit lower with the srt springs as compared to the eibachs? I can get all 4 srt bilsteins for about 600 but thats still kinda pricey.

5.7Unlimited 07-28-2009 06:11 PM

Re: Lowering the Wife's GC
 
what kind of Grand Cherokee are we talking here?

lordfeyr 07-28-2009 06:14 PM

Re: Lowering the Wife's GC
 
My wife's is an 06 4x4 Limited 5.7L


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