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post #1 of 24 Old 01-02-2020, 11:27 AM Thread Starter
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Eibach Pro Springs Bottoming Out?

I had the dealer install the Eibach Pro springs (part # EIB-E10510220122) on my 2018 TH. I really like how it looks, and the handling improvement. The new rear springs seem a bit soft IMO.

I have had a bottoming sound from the rear from bumps that I would not expect to cause this, especially with passengers in the back, since the installation. Dealer took a look and commented that when you lower your vehicle, this will happen. Couldn't find anything in searching this forum. Has anyone had this, or perhaps installed something other than the Eibach Pro springs? I was thinking maybe a taller or stiffer spring would be better. Maybe the Mopar Durango rear springs would offer one or both of those since it is slightly larger vehicle.

I hope I do not have to put the factory springs back on. I need to be able to carry passengers and other things in the back sometimes.

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post #2 of 24 Old 01-02-2020, 11:37 AM
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I had people and ski gear in mine and felt this same issue.
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post #3 of 24 Old 01-02-2020, 11:56 AM
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so east coast jeeps on youtube did a feature on this and there is a notch that is cut out already on our trucks where one of the links or arms will hit when it "bottoms out". People have had that same notch cut a little deeper to avoid this from happening. I have the same springs you do and I'm sure i've heard and felt the same thing but It has not been a issue overall for me. It happens infrequently for me.
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this happened with no one in back?
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The only time mine has bottomed out is when I tow my race car with trailer. It doesnít really bottom out but Iím running the wider 22 inch Velgen wheels and they slightly rub against the fender flares I installed.


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so east coast jeeps on youtube did a feature on this and there is a notch that is cut out already on our trucks where one of the links or arms will hit when it "bottoms out". People have had that same notch cut a little deeper to avoid this from happening. I have the same springs you do and I'm sure i've heard and felt the same thing but It has not been a issue overall for me. It happens infrequently for me.


That notch was necessary with his aftermarket BWoody arms, not the stock ones. The stock arms shouldnít contact it.


OP, did the install guy use the supplied bump stops? If you use the oem ones, you will hit the stops, as the supplied ones are half the size.

Iíve been running them for near 30k miles, at times fully loaded with 100lbs on a trailer hitch platform and have never hit the stops.

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That notch was necessary with his aftermarket BWoody arms, not the stock ones. The stock arms shouldnít contact it.


OP, did the install guy use the supplied bump stops? If you use the oem ones, you will hit the stops, as the supplied ones are half the size.

Iíve been running them for near 30k miles, at times fully loaded with 100lbs on a trailer hitch platform and have never hit the stops.

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This is good feedback. I am definitely going to continue to pursue this with Eibach. My first call to them they suggested the wrong springs may have been in the kit. Part number on the spring matches part number on the instructions with the exception of a missing "F" on the springs.

According the Eibach instructions, the front bump stocks (not the issue in this situation) were included in the kit, and the rear bump stops require no modification.

You can see the Eibach instructions for 2018+ Trackhawks at this link: https://eibach.com/us/pdf/43419
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This is good feedback. I am definitely going to continue to pursue this with Eibach. My first call to them they suggested the wrong springs may have been in the kit. Part number on the spring matches part number on the instructions with the exception of a missing "F" on the springs.

According the Eibach instructions, the front bump stocks (not the issue in this situation) were included in the kit, and the rear bump stops require no modification.

You can see the Eibach instructions for 2018+ Trackhawks at this link: https://eibach.com/us/pdf/43419
FWIW, I'm lowered on Eibachs and my rear sits ever so slightly lower than my front. Eibach tells me the jeep should be a level stance but we couldn't find the issue as my springs and bump stops were all correct according to their labels. It's not enough to bother me however I do get a rub every once in a while going over a bump at speeds over 35mph. Not sure if that's normal or not but I also have the tow package which adds a little extra weight in the rear.
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