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2018 Latitude 4x4
Bilstein 5100s
Eibach springs
Everything went pretty smooth. I'm most excited about being able to change the oil with out jacking it up! I wasn't expecting 2"s of lift from 1'' struts and 2''springs but o'well. Tires will be here Monday 245/60/18 Falken Wildpeaks. ATP Roof Rack on the way aswell. Just got back from the alignment shop and boy was that fun. It took 3 shops till i found one that could do it. Apparently the rack needs to be fairly new for it to be able to communicate with the computer. Will update once tires are installed.

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So just to be clear, you didn't install anything other than the Bilstein 5100s and some coilovers? Also, which coilovers did you go with?

Thanks.

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Yeah. The reason I asked is because I have installed what I believe to be the same eibach springs (but no new Bilstein struts) and I got exactly 0 height out of it.


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That's crazy. I wonder why?
Literally no idea. It's interesting actually because before they got installed I laid them next to the OEM springs and they were the same length. the eibachs just have more coils and are thicker... aka stiffer. But I swear I measured multiple.points in the car before and after, parked in the identical location and .... nada.

I wonder if I should contact Eibach and be like... what's up?

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Literally no idea. It's interesting actually because before they got installed I laid them next to the OEM springs and they were the same length. the eibachs just have more coils and are thicker... aka stiffer. But I swear I measured multiple.points in the car before and after, parked in the identical location and .... nada.

I wonder if I should contact Eibach and be like... what's up?

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I feel like the OEM strut is probably holding it back.
 

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I feel like the OEM strut is probably holding it back.
yeah I have to get the Bilsteins but here in Germany there is no TÜV acceptance for them, so I can't 'legally' install them. That's the issue... effectively, Germany is a pain in the ass. :-(

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yeah I have to get the Bilsteins but here in Germany there is no TÜV acceptance for them, so I can't 'legally' install them. That's the issue... effectively, Germany is a pain in the ass. :-(

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Well that sucks. Maybe try the spacers
 

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Gained another couple inches of lift just from tires! It finally feels like a Jeep and rides so much better than the stock 225/55/18 Goodyears. I will definitely be doing the pinch seam mod. Slight rubbing at full lock. Also put on some 1.5'' wheel spacers

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Gained another couple inches of lift just from tires! It finally feels like a Jeep and rides so much better than the stock 225/55/18 Goodyears. I will definitely be doing the pinch seam mod. Slight rubbing at full lock. Also put on some 1.5'' wheel spacers

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Those tires are smoking hot!!
 

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Gained another couple inches of lift just from tires! It finally feels like a Jeep and rides so much better than the stock 225/55/18 Goodyears. I will definitely be doing the pinch seam mod. Slight rubbing at full lock. Also put on some 1.5'' wheel spacers
May I ask what the rubbing is? :unsure:
 
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