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five.7 Hemi 05-16-2012 12:49 PM

4x2 with self leveling rear suspension....??
Can some one tell me how this works? I want to lower mine but the Eibach springs are not compatible with the self leveling option. Can I just swap out the rear shock with no ill effects?

I don't plan to tow anything very heavy or very often......beside the Eibach springs have a higher spring rate.


fljeepleo 05-16-2012 12:59 PM

Re: 4x2 with self leveling rear suspension....??
If they aren't compatible and you want to do it then you'll have to replace the shock. The self leveling shock is a stand alone unit, its just the shock, no other components involved. Its a Nivomat shock made by ZF Sachs.

five.7 Hemi 05-16-2012 01:07 PM

Re: 4x2 with self leveling rear suspension....??
cool....that's what I wanted to hear!!


five.7 Hemi 06-09-2012 02:36 PM

Re: 4x2 with self leveling rear suspension....??
Just wanted to add to this.....just found out the hard way that you also need to replace the upper shock mount. @$26 bucks each it's no big deal but my dealer didn't have them and none of the surrounding dealers had them either. So I'm forced to run around for a couple of days with the self leveling shocks on the lowering springs. The front is nice and low but the back is only about a .5" lower than it was.....looks a little silly right now. Most people won't even notice but it looks funny to me. The ride is nice....about the same as stock but just a little tighter. Once I get the rear down level with the front I'll be really happy!

etennyson 10-13-2012 06:33 AM

I was chatting with a mechanic yesterday and he mentioned most of the self leveling systems use a "marker" that sets the height. I'm sure he's referring to vehicles with airbags but was curious if our GC's had something similar we could modify to level the rear.....

ElliottWk2 11-19-2012 10:01 PM

Re: 4x2 with self leveling rear suspension....??
hey five.7 Hemi, when you swapped shocks did you unplug the ride height sensor and did it throw any codes. fighting same battle as you. got my drop on but hate the rear look

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