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therock2 12-27-2012 11:08 AM

Disappointed with OEM SRT spring drop
 
After a month now with the OEM SRT springs and SRT Bilstiens on my '06 WK Overland it's safe to say that I am disappointed with the results. I only have a drop of 1/2" in the front AND back. I did replace all the isolators at the same time which probably contributed to the DECREASE in drop so now I am looking into a new spring setup.

I would like to achieve the ride height Eibach illustrates on their website which is 31" in front and approx. 31 3/4" in the rear. Knowing my current spring/shock setup, would the Eibach SRT Pro Kit (2892.540) drop me an additional inch from where I sit now or will I be throwing more time and money into the wind? Any suggestions would be appreciated.

My current measurements are as follows:
Front: 32"
Rear: 32 3/4"

Scottina06 12-27-2012 11:38 AM

Re: Disappointed with OEM SRT spring drop
 
the SRT eibachs will slam you

suzieque 12-27-2012 12:15 PM

Re: Disappointed with OEM SRT spring drop
 
those measurements are from the edge of the wheel well to the ground?

Scottina06 12-27-2012 12:31 PM

Re: Disappointed with OEM SRT spring drop
 
true drop numbers come from measuring from the center of the wheel(center of center cap) to the fender.

therock2 12-27-2012 02:11 PM

Re: Disappointed with OEM SRT spring drop
 
Susieque,
Yes. That is how I measured the distance as illustrated on Eibach's website.

Scott,
Here are the measurements from the center of the wheel to the wheel well.
Front: 18"
Rear: 18 3/4"

Unfortunately, I didn't take that particular measurement before the install.

suzieque 12-27-2012 04:23 PM

Re: Disappointed with OEM SRT spring drop
 
thanks!

yup, I was hoping for a "before" measurement as well. I had planned to install SRT springs on the back of mine to help level it out.

Scottina06 12-27-2012 04:27 PM

Re: Disappointed with OEM SRT spring drop
 
most members have experienced a 3/4" to 1" drop with the SRT oem springs

bobharly 12-28-2012 11:58 PM

Re: Disappointed with OEM SRT spring drop
 
I dropped 1/4" in the front and 3/4" in the rear. Definitely better handling, but the drop is only noticable when parked next to a stock WK. I have a 2wd, so less weight up front.

dmsfun 01-01-2013 04:06 PM

Re: Disappointed with OEM SRT spring drop
 
You must have used some aftermarket spring isolators that are thicker than OEM spec. The OEM ones will preserve proper ride height and are the lowest price too, around $5 a piece at the dealer, but it is sure a lot of labor to replace again.

therock2 01-01-2013 05:00 PM

Re: Disappointed with OEM SRT spring drop
 
I made certain to order the isolators from an authorized Mopar parts distributor.
For the rears I ordered qty 4-OEM part number 52089341AF.
For the fronts I ordered qty 2- OEM part number 52089330AB (lower isolator) and qty 2-52089328AC (upper isolator).
They new isolators were slightly thicker than the old ones but I'm pretty certain is was due to 6+ years of compression. Below is a side-by-side comparison of the front assemblies. Old vs. new.

Pardon my paint scheme. I got carried away with a paint can before the install. :)

http://i1180.photobucket.com/albums/...A9ACC85D26.jpg

Rear isolators installed with trimmed bump stop.
http://i1180.photobucket.com/albums/...AA82D76FDD.jpg

Scottina06 01-01-2013 08:49 PM

Re: Disappointed with OEM SRT spring drop
 
well...you answered your problem then if the isolaters are thicker. Give em some time

suzieque 01-01-2013 08:53 PM

Re: Disappointed with OEM SRT spring drop
 
I like the colors! Looks great! Thought they were coil overs for a second!

Quote:

Originally Posted by therock2 (Post 731188)
Pardon my paint scheme. I got carried away with a paint can before the install. :)

http://i1180.photobucket.com/albums/...A9ACC85D26.jpg



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