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post #1 of 11 Old 03-14-2020, 05:30 PM Thread Starter
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What suspension are you running with your RC 2" lift?

I have the 2" RC lift and 265/70-17 on my WK. I can't stand the ride and I'm sure that I need some new struts and springs (mechanic confirmed it today). I currently have KYB GR2's and OEM springs with 171K on them. The ride is terrible anytime I'm on uneven road and will be buying some new suspension. I'm looking at Bilstein 4600s or the 5100s. What kind of springs give a somewhat comfortable but stiff ride?

What are you guys running and what is your ride like? I just recently installed the 2" lift and I'd rather not go with a completely different lift and don't want to do adjustable UCAs.

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post #2 of 11 Old 03-14-2020, 09:37 PM
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The 5100s are great. Turned the ride in our 08 4.7 with 120k miles from mush to firm confident feel.
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You're also wanting to change springs? How many miles do you have on your Jeep? Do you feel like your stock springs have sagged?

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No lift here, but I've had the 5100's on for about 10k miles and they're great. Could feel the difference immediately, especially when towing.
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You're also wanting to change springs? How many miles do you have on your Jeep? Do you feel like your stock springs have sagged?
Wanting to change them and it feels like they've sagged. Mechanic drove it and looked at it yesterday and said they are shot. I have 171K on the Jeep and the springs. I hear you're the suspension guru here, I look forward to what input you have.
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Springs with 171k on them are going to be toast.

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195k on my stock setup with the same lift. Starting to cause tire chop and I recently took it in due to some odd noises up front which were diagnosed to be due to the struts being shot as well. Question with the bilsteins since you can change height, is there a stock height setting so they work with the rc lift or do you pitch the rc lift and use the height setting?
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OME springs, struts and shocks would be fantastic and give you the lift height you want. Would you be willing to sell your 2" RC lift and go that route?

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Wanting to change them and it feels like they've sagged. Mechanic drove it and looked at it yesterday and said they are shot. I have 171K on the Jeep and the springs. I hear you're the suspension guru here, I look forward to what input you have.

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OME springs, struts and shocks would be fantastic and give you the lift height you want. Would you be willing to sell your 2" RC lift and go that route?
I had thought of that option and its on the list of considerations.
What do you think about the 5100s and OME springs? I'm hearing and reading nothing but good things about the Bilsteins. I remember reading somewhere that some guys were running the 5.7L springs that have a higher spring rate. Would that be an option as well?
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I wouldn't put the 5100 series struts together with the OME springs. That can result in geometry issues even at the mininum setting. If you want Bilsteins with OME springs, use the 4600 series non adjustable version up front. They are valved identically to the 5100 series.

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I had thought of that option and its on the list of considerations.
What do you think about the 5100s and OME springs? I'm hearing and reading nothing but good things about the Bilsteins. I remember reading somewhere that some guys were running the 5.7L springs that have a higher spring rate. Would that be an option as well?
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I wouldn't put the 5100 series struts together with the OME springs. That can result in geometry issues even at the mininum setting. If you want Bilsteins with OME springs, use the 4600 series non adjustable version up front. They are valved identically to the 5100 series.
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