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ALPINEST4RS 04-21-2013 09:36 PM

SRT8 Shocks
Well, after I got screwed by horsepower freaks im thinking about going a new avenue.

I'm looking at the eibach SRT8 drop with modded bumpstops.

I'm going to replace the shocks with KYB shocks in front and rear. Has anybody used these shocks?? I'm assuming that they're the same length as an OEM. I'm not in the market to drop 700$ ATM on shocks.

The truck is just for crusing and looking good. Not racing or anything like that. So any input would be greatly appricated!! Thanks

therock2 04-22-2013 09:34 AM

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If you're going to drop it on SRT springs I would only suggest using the shorter SRT Bilsteins. Otherwise, you'll just end up wearing them out prematurely. Also, remember the OEM shocks add 1/4" back to the ride height.

What size tires are you running? From the angle of the photo in your signature your tires look huge.

ALPINEST4RS 04-22-2013 09:59 AM

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255's, i needed that though. I may just do the h&r's and cut the rear spring a little. I'm looking for a level look.

Scottina06 04-22-2013 11:12 AM

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kyb's are stock replacements right? I wouldnt waste my money if I were you.

ALPINEST4RS 04-22-2013 11:23 AM

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yeah... im going to try the h&r's with a bilstein srt8 rear only. possible one coil cut on the rear H&r's also. I should of just went with coilovers.... Oh well, i'm sure it'll look good still! :)

4.whoa 04-25-2013 01:16 PM

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you cant cut the rears, they are coiled tighter on the top & bottom for mounting. you can cut the fronts though. I just cut 1/2 coil off my wk eibachs for an added 5/8" drop :w00t:

ALPINEST4RS 04-25-2013 01:19 PM

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Yeah, I saw that when I installed my springs. Its ok.. The H&R's went lower than I expected. I may throw some SRT8 oem shocks on the rear when the time is ready.

bobharly 04-25-2013 11:57 PM

Re: SRT8 Shocks

Originally Posted by ALPINEST4RS (Post 811424)
Yeah, I saw that when I installed my springs. Its ok.. The H&R's went lower than I expected. I may throw some SRT8 oem shocks on the rear when the time is ready.

Give us some measurements! Ground to the fender, through the center of the wheel.

Aren't you running 255/50 r20? Better measure from center of the wheel to the fender too...

ALPINEST4RS 04-26-2013 07:08 AM

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yeah, factory rake is maintained. I want to go lower in the rear may try a 1.3 srt8 drop. going to call bwoodys today.. does anyone have hub to fender measurements for a 1.3 drop or a 1.7 drop in the rear? want to see how it measures up with the h&r's in the front.

ALPINEST4RS 04-26-2013 07:20 AM

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here's a pic

therock2 04-26-2013 09:14 AM

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From the angle of your photo it already looks slammed with those 50 series tires. I can't imagine it being any lower without any rubbing issues. I say paint the front valance and side skirts and call it a day. :D

Here's a little teaser for ya'.

ALPINEST4RS 04-26-2013 09:39 AM

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:) i guess i'll live with the rake look. i wanted more level

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