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Old 11-11-2012, 12:53 PM
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Eibach Rear and Stock Front Springs

I'm probably one of the only people that feels the front of the WK2 SRT8 has the perfect amount of wheel gap. I also love the rake look. Based on several reviews and posts I decided to install only the rear Eibach springs to get the rear gap closer to the front. I've driven it around for a few days so it would settle before taking these pics today. As it sits there is a wee bit over 1/2" difference from the front/rear measurements; ground to fender. I am hoping it doesn't settle more than an additional 1/4" all said and done. I'll post up next weekend with an update. If it goes any lower I will SLIGHTLY trim the front stock springs to keep the rake. Overall I like the way it came out....so far.
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Excellent!! Thanks SO much for this - is exactly what been super keen to see And as I thought, I reckon it's spot on and how factory should be.

Don't suppose you had before/after pix of measurements? Assume no alignment issues. Look forward to updates. Cheers!
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Very cool. Looks good.
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I'll take more pics next weekend. It started to drizzle and I just washed it. No issues what so ever. The install is a breeze the springs come off and go back on without much work. Takes about 45 minutes per side using an impact wrench; 4 nuts and bolts, unclip the shock wires, remove the caliper, pull the suspension down, slides in and out. Oh there is a suspension travel sensor on the passenger side that you have to be careful with.
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I'll take more pics next weekend. It started to drizzle and I just washed it. No issues what so ever. The install is a breeze the springs come off and go back on without much work. Takes about 45 minutes per side using an impact wrench; 4 nuts and bolts, unclip the shock wires, remove the caliper, pull the suspension down, slides in and out. Oh there is a suspension travel sensor on the passenger side that you have to be careful with.
PERFECT!

Thank you for sharing!

So just to be clear, there was no adverse effect on the suspension settings or the ride quality after these springs settled in?

Thanks again!
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Nice!! looks good!
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PERFECT!

Thank you for sharing!

So just to be clear, there was no adverse effect on the suspension settings or the ride quality after these springs settled in?

Thanks again!
Spring are a slightly stiffer but if I didn't do the work myself I wouldn't notice. Just as smooth as stock, except a little bit firmer. All the settings work as normal. This was very important to me because its my daily driver.

So far it doesn't appear to be settling anymore. I'm very happy with the results. More pics to come Saturday.
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So I take it the gas tank does not have to be dropped for the spring install like some have stated?
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So I take it the gas tank does not have to be dropped for the spring install like some have stated?
There is no reason to be working any where near the gas tank. I read that too and trust me there is no reason at all to drop the tank. I've dropped several cars and trucks....this one was very simple. You could almost do it with out removing the calipers but I didn't feel comfortable stretching the brake lines out.
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The kit come with printed directions you could upload? Yeah, the guys were saying drop the gas tank, or eibach recommended dropping the subframe IIRC. I was looking under my Jeep during my exhaust install and trying to figure out why any of that would of needed done. Good info if it doesn't need to be. How long did the install take you? Any pics of the process?


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