Eibach in the works

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  1. MrRisk

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    #1 Feb 20, 2019
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    Keep in mind these are still the R&D components and that is the reason for the in coated parts having surface rust.
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    I know it's unsprung, but I really like the appearance of the rear wheel and the clearance to the fender when it's on the lift on the passenger side picture (is it just me or is the driver side tire quite a bit lower?). I don't suppose you could grab a clearance measurement of that for me, could you?
     
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    I won’t be able to, I’m about 50 miles away from it.
     
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    3” lift kit is finished and installed. I will be able to take proper pictures come Monday and I’ll write up a review. So far it has been an incredible driving improvement and I couldn’t be happier.

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    #5 Mar 5, 2019
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    Ok so.....

    After putting a significant amount of on road miles on the truck, I am very pleased with the new ride and stability of the suspension. It feels well planted and settled as opposed to the jittery feeling in the rear with the oem shocks. The front is much stiffer now giving it an overall seemingly perfect balance in the ride.

    Eibach added a reasonable amount of hard dampening to the front and soft to the rear shocks. The spring used in the front lifted the truck 3” and they used a block to lift the rear of the truck 1”, which created a very level appearance to the chassis. It actually feels like a truck now, steering input and feedback is much more truck like. I felt like the oem ride was soft and limp in the front and overly stiff in the rear giving it a minor off balance drive.


    I am looking forward to getting this thing off road and really testing its new capabilities, crossing my fingers that it can keep the tires on the ground. On my previous trip off road it had a frequent tendency to lift a rear tire off the ground over what seemed like very simple terrain.

    To be continued.......
     
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    Looks great, can you post your tire rim combo and size, also is there any rubbing and is the crash bar removed?
     
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    Updated my original post with pics of the R&D components. Enjoy
     
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    How's the ride feel?
     
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    Hi, any new updates? Are you still happy with them on?
    Trying to decide between Eibach or Bilstein icons.
    Thanks
     
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    If your truck is a pavement princess then you’re fine with the Eibach. If you actually want to off-road, go with a proper coilover suspension. The eibach is probably better than stock, but I wouldn’t trust it for a second is the actual backcountry for overlanding purposes.
     
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    #12 Apr 14, 2019
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    Thanks.
    My family and I do a lot of Beach 4x4 fishing here in Long Island.
    That includes powdery loose sand, deep ruts, and unpaved areas (that turns into mini ponds after it rains lol).
    The Ranger has done pretty good so far, just wanted better ground clearance, esp in front.

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    Eibach is the perfect middle ground from a leveling kit to a full lift kit like icon.

    We have these on the site and a few are very happy with them for the quality and what your getting for the price!

    If you do a little trailing or off road to get to a cabin this will suit you very well!

    If you are trailing I would go for a full kit!
     
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    I've been thinking of ditching my BDS 2" leveling kit w/ fox shocks for the Eibach. Are new control arms needed for the Eibach kit? Does anyone have any opinions on how well the rear shocks are with this kit compared to stock?
     
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    Interesting take on this. Tell us all about that Overlanding you do in Indiana. Your highest peak there is what, 1200ft?

    If you actually want to Offroad, you should start with driver skill. I have had Eibach in several very built trucks and they have never let me down.

    I currently have their kit on my truck, I Offroad the hell out of it and kept up with the Jeeps on some of the most difficult trails.

    More important than suspension for Offroad, is Tire.

    What does a Coilover benefit you that an adjustable shock doesn’t provide? The ability to adjust height while on the truck? Unless you’re in the desert doing high speed you won’t benefit from any kind of reservoir. Sure a beefier shock body can help but it’s not NEEDED.

    Thanks for the laugh tho, I always enjoy Offroad lessons from people who don’t actually do it.

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