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nikon858 07-30-2013 07:08 PM

Where to buy non load leveling rear shocks? Or eibach loweing shocks.
 
Would like to lower the jeep and trying to find the best price on non load leveling rear shocks, or am willing to trade someone with low miles on theirs (currently have 7k on mine in South FL). Also, any reviews on the eibach shock package? good or bad if you have them? If good I'd be willing to spend the extra coin on them, just don't want to be the guinea pig.

Jeep_addicted 08-05-2013 03:44 PM

Re: Where to buy non load leveling rear shocks? Or eibach loweing shocks.
 
The standard duty shocks cost like $70 and discount online parts places.


The Eibach sport dampners are not available yet, tirerack is expecting them in stock on 8/8/2013.

So you might have the be the guinea pig.

I am not sure if Sachs still makes the sport dampner for eibach but they are pretty decent schock, they are not bilsteins, but they should be better than the tokicos that come with the standard suspension.

LaNcE10 08-08-2013 10:25 PM

Re: Where to buy non load leveling rear shocks? Or eibach loweing shocks.
 
nice! i wouldnt mind being a gunea pig down here! =P

Dave5.7 08-28-2013 05:27 AM

Re: Where to buy non load leveling rear shocks? Or eibach loweing shocks.
 
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These just arrived today... FINALLY!!!!
Should have them on in the next week or so and I'll give an update of what they are like.

nikon858 08-28-2013 10:41 AM

Re: Where to buy non load leveling rear shocks? Or eibach loweing shocks.
 
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Originally Posted by Dave5.7 (Post 883765)
These just arrived today... FINALLY!!!!
Should have them on in the next week or so and I'll give an update of what they are like.

Do you have their lowering springs as well?

Dave5.7 08-28-2013 07:08 PM

Yes, I've already installed their lowering springs and also the srt8 rear sway bar.

etennyson 08-28-2013 08:25 PM

I'm really interested to hear your results....I've been waiting on these myself

Dave5.7 08-28-2013 11:08 PM

Well... I couldn't wait until next week, car is in the shop and they are going on now... The wife is going to be PISSED!! Ha ha ha

Kev. 08-29-2013 07:36 PM

Re: Where to buy non load leveling rear shocks? Or eibach loweing shocks.
 
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Originally Posted by Dave5.7 (Post 884308)
Well... I couldn't wait until next week, car is in the shop and they are going on now... The wife is going to be PISSED!! Ha ha ha

Hi Dave,

I'm interested in you load levelling shocks if you still have them?

Kev.

DrkSpawn 08-30-2013 08:28 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Dave5.7 (Post 884308)
Well... I couldn't wait until next week, car is in the shop and they are going on now... The wife is going to be PISSED!! Ha ha ha

Lol! What's life w/o a little excitement!

JoeD 09-02-2013 03:19 PM

Re: Where to buy non load leveling rear shocks? Or eibach loweing shocks.
 
Did these get installed yet? How to they ride?

Dave5.7 09-02-2013 11:47 PM

Re: Where to buy non load leveling rear shocks? Or eibach loweing shocks.
 
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Sorry for taking so long.
Yes the Eibach shocks are installed, I have only driven the Jeep back from the workshop (about a 15 minute drive).
From that drive, I found that the squat and dive when accelerating and braking are now almost non existent, the Jeep corners flatter (less body roll) and the ride is not as harsh as I was expecting, only slightly worse than stock.
This is from only a 15 minute drive though, when I get a chance to take it for a longer run, I will re-assess.

However I did have some issues with installation.
For some reason my front sway bar looks like is has been rotated back and was rubbing a groove into the Jeep shocks (more on the left than the right).
I am not sure why this has happened. I have been running on Eibach's lowering springs for a while now, but I don't think that would have caused the sway bar to move.
The problem with this is that the Eibach shocks are wider at the mounting point than the standard shocks, so now the sway bar is constantly sitting on the left shock and only off the right by about 1mm.

So the Jeep is not being driven until I can find a solution to this. I am thinking of making a spacer for the 2 central mounts for the sway bar, I think this should move the sway bar links forward away from the shocks.
Anyone have any ideas?

Apologies for the blurry photo.


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