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Quarterwave 02-12-2013 01:19 AM

Quick Aftermarket Suspension Question
 
Hey guys,

I'm in the process of ordering the Eibach SRT8 springs and SRT8 Bilsteins for my WK, and was wondering if there are any other parts that I need (washers, spacers, bushings etc....), and if there are any special installation instructions that I need to follow (for a WK Laredo install).

The reason I ask is because I'll be getting a mobile mechanic to install it all at my place, and want to make sure that I have everything he will need....

Also - I'll be adding new rotors and brakes - aside from those main parts, will I need anything else for those too?

Thanks for any help.

antsjeep 02-12-2013 02:12 PM

Re: Quick Aftermarket Suspension Question
 
There could be a few things you might want to replace depending on your mileage... how many miles on your WK?

robpp 02-12-2013 02:17 PM

On rear srt8 Eibach DO NOT use the giant spacer on the bumper. Use only the shorter one so you will need some shorter bolts for that. Take bolts Eibach supplies and get the shorter the difference.

dmsfun 02-12-2013 04:23 PM

Re: Quick Aftermarket Suspension Question
 
You also need new spring isolators; 4 for the rear, 2 for the front lower, plus 2 new front strut mounts, which will come with new spring isolators for the top side. OEM isolators are low cost at the dealer too. Made a big difference when I replaced mine at 70k, much smoother, more solid over bumps, better handling and eliminated bouncing around.

Quarterwave 02-13-2013 07:23 PM

Re: Quick Aftermarket Suspension Question
 
Thanks guys - @ 89k miles now.

4.whoa 02-13-2013 07:39 PM

Re: Quick Aftermarket Suspension Question
 
you might want to get the bolts that go through the strut forks they can be a real pain to remove and if you have to beat them out, they could get messed up.

http://i1123.photobucket.com/albums/...ps568b3ba0.jpg

antsjeep 02-13-2013 11:06 PM

Re: Quick Aftermarket Suspension Question
 
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These are the MOOG part numbers:

Front strut mounts and upper spring isolators:
part# K160050 - x2 ($28.79 each)
part# K160058 - x2 ($10.17 each)

Rear Coil isolators (top & bottom):
part# K160059 - x4 ($6.48 each)

I would recommend pre soaking the $hit out of everything atleast two days before the install. PB blaster worked great for me, WD40 would work too. Some guys claim to have done this install solo, ive seen it done on youtube solo, however be prepared to get dirty and help. With your mileage things will tend to not wanna budge or come free so easliy.

Here are the torque specs for the front and rear suspension nuts/bolts, print this out and give to the mechanic:

Attachment 19764

Tools to have on standby (incase the mobil mech doesnt have them):

Torch, 3-4' breaker bar, new can of PB Blast or WD40, Beer, Trolley jack, Extra clevis bolt/nut (two of each). The stealership should have these in stock.

Hope this all helps!! :D

Quarterwave 02-15-2013 12:22 AM

Re: Quick Aftermarket Suspension Question
 
Wow - awesome info guys, thank you!


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