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Unread 04-16-2013, 08:42 AM   #1
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Wj Overland Suspension Kit (lower the car)

Hello,
I have just bought a second hand overland 2003.
when first saw it i was chocked by the height of the car. bareley higher than a normal car. It look very sporty, but the car is low. Seller told it is a special suspension kit to have more gas mileage (fuel economy) (13l/100km) and better handling.

Now that i have bought the car, i need to recognise what suspention kit the car have in order to study the suspension kit risk etc....

Is it possible to recognize somin from the pic? O dear pros ?
of not, plz help me !


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Unread 04-16-2013, 08:48 AM   #2
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Maybe show us some pictures of the suspension. Right now we can tell you its a Jeep and has headlights. It is also silver in color.
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Unread 04-16-2013, 08:54 AM   #3
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Hub fender messurments would give us a good idea, if its lowered, lifted, or stock height.
What shocks do you got?
Sway bars might been upgraded as well for better handling.
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Unread 04-16-2013, 09:31 AM   #4
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Maybe show us some pictures of the suspension. Right now we can tell you its a Jeep and has headlights. It is also silver in color.
And dont forget the GOD AWFUL chrome mirrors. Please just end that things misery
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Unread 04-16-2013, 09:39 AM   #5
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I know it doesn't answer your question but looks like the grill was changed to one from an 04, i thought the 03 overlands just had the chrome trim pieces. As well added those chrome plastic mirror covers and door handle covers which ruin whats under there if you ever take them off as i found that out.
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Unread 04-16-2013, 10:06 AM   #6
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Just from that view it looks like it's lowered 1.5 inches... I always back in and when I was stock my front end was higher than that. Get inside it and turn the wheel all the way to one side and have a look at the springs. Most aftermarket springs will be colored, blue,red,yellow,ect...
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Unread 04-16-2013, 10:22 AM   #7
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Probably has a Eibach lowering kit with springs and sway bars. Looks like PO has done quite a few mods already!
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Unread 05-04-2013, 10:16 AM   #8
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Well i could finally grab some pics
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Unread 05-04-2013, 10:17 AM   #9
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So any idea what kit itis????
Thx guys
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Unread 05-04-2013, 10:26 AM   #10
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Something don't look right with those springs, its definitely not an Eibach lowering kit as I had that for grand cherokee and the springs did not look like that.

Does it ride OK?
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Unread 05-04-2013, 10:31 AM   #11
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I could be wrong here, but it almost looks like some of the coils are welded together
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Unread 05-04-2013, 10:48 AM   #12
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Still doesn't add up. The tighter portion of coils still have even spacing. If a couple were welded they wouldn't...unless there are metal spacers welded in we can't see. OP, do you see anything?

What about alternative vehicles whose springs would fit, and the PO using a lowering/custom set from there?

These are Eibach lowering springs.


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These are H&R lowering springs. Either one are black and would wind tighter on one end with some spacing.
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Unread 05-04-2013, 10:58 AM   #13
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Those h and r springs look like they match what was posted
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Unread 05-04-2013, 11:27 AM   #14
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Or someone did it cheaply and heated up the factory springs ....even on those h&r springs the coils wouldn't be touching
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Unread 05-04-2013, 12:18 PM   #15
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You have progressive rate lowering springs and they're either Eibach or H&R.

The appearance of the coils touching is normal for this type of spring. They call that a "dead coil" when they're touching at ride height. You're compressing the higher rate coils upon initial compression, but when they rebound you'll get a softer rebound and initial compression as the dead coils expand and compress.
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