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Jeep92 01-08-2012 01:23 AM

do lowering springs settle?
 
Well....I've finally installed a set of WK Eibach lowering springs today and the rear is noticably lower than stock but......the front does not :( Does it take time for them to settle? Or will they settle at all? :confused: Hmmmm, maybe I should've went with the Bwoodys instead....

JeepKid 01-08-2012 01:47 AM

Re: do lowering springs settle?
 
I think the drop in the rear exceeds the drop on the front as the rear is higher from the factory but I always thought the springs compensated for that difference and evened them out? Then again I haven't messed with mine but im sure someone will chime in with more help.

Jeep92 01-08-2012 03:02 PM

Re: do lowering springs settle?
 
yeah i guess it was supposed to even it out, but still....I thought it would drop the front a liittle more than it did. I checked and it only lowered about half an inch. I've read some lowering topics online (not in this forum) and a lot of what I've seen mentioned about springs "settling down" in a few hundred miles or weeks for me to see the full drop. Don't know if these statements are true not. I hope t's true cause Eibachs specs mentions 1.2 drop in the front.

GEEZ 01-08-2012 03:08 PM

Re: do lowering springs settle?
 
hope it settles some for u...how is the ride compared to stock?

Jeep92 01-08-2012 03:40 PM

Thanks, I hope it does. The ride is a bit more stiff, I've noticed a bit more handling railing an off ramp. Otherwise, can't really complain. I'll post pics up soon.

JAYBEE3 01-08-2012 03:52 PM

Re: do lowering springs settle?
 
The eibachs don't have that "slammed" look at all more of a even look if you want Slammed go Bwoodys

ChrisWk 01-08-2012 04:10 PM

Re: do lowering springs settle?
 
Hello I can help you. I got the wk eibach springs with the oem shocks they will drop some maybe a inch or so. I will tell you the front ones will be lower than the rear ones ,if you want them to be lower in the rear you should get the srt8 eibachs they lower the rear more. I like the front height but me too I wish the rear was lower. I parked next to a srt8 and I am at about the height with a stock srt8 one. I like the ride it feels stock to me with my 20 inch wheels.


Later

jeepgcoman 01-08-2012 04:55 PM

Re: do lowering springs settle?
 
I've got the Eibach SRT lowering springs front and rear, and I think it's perfect. I also have the SRT bumpers and, believe me, you wouldn't want it any lower in front unless you want to scrape on every driveway and bump in the road. The springs, along with the SRT front and rear sways and Bilstein shocks/struts, make the handling almost perfect for such a big, heavy vehicle. Yes, the ride is a little harsher, but by no means annoying. As said, the springs will settle a little with time.

4.whoa 01-08-2012 06:21 PM

Re: do lowering springs settle?
 
I also have the wk eibachs, but on wk bilsteins,which keep it from being as low as it could be. It sits very level, but at first didnt really look lower..... Until i parked it next to a stock one then it was obvious .

king 01-08-2012 06:30 PM

Re: do lowering springs settle?
 
Yes, as others have said, all springs settle, some...
http://jeepgarage.org/showthread.php?t=10679

Jeep92 01-09-2012 08:04 AM

Thanks again gents! I did notice the drop in front after parking on an even ground. I like how the truck looks now.i posted some pics here http://jeepgarage.org/showthread.php?t=33755

robpp 01-09-2012 10:20 AM

Re: do lowering springs settle?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Jeep92 (Post 548022)
Well....I've finally installed a set of WK Eibach lowering springs today and the rear is noticably lower than stock but......the front does not :( Does it take time for them to settle? Or will they settle at all? :confused: Hmmmm, maybe I should've went with the Bwoodys instead....

you needed the SRT8 eibach lowering springs to go lower. you purchased the wrong thing :(


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