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Lowering 2012 R/T

Just curious who has lowered their 2012 R/T? What springs did you use? Has anyone just cut 1 coil off their springs? Sorry if this has been posted before, but it seems the lowering thread is all SRT's models. My understanding is they are already a little lower and have different suspension specs. Anyway, I have 20" chrome rims with 245/45ZR20 Goodyear tires, and would love to get it sitting lower without rubbing the tires.
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I too would like a little info on this..I'm torn between lowering car or going to 22" viper wheels

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i used mopar springs 1.125f/1.750r pn.5155436

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i would go with the eibach sportlines or better yet go coilovers

cutting the springs is generally not a good idea...

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Eibach Pro Kit.

Mine is an R/T with SRT Wheels. It has been lowered 1.7". Check to see if you have "self leveling" shocks. If so, you need the full kit (shocks and springs) as the shocks will do their best to maintain stock height. I also went with the Eibach sway bars. Handles like it's on rails. The first picture is on a hill of sorts. The rear isn't quite this low.




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i used mopar springs 1.125f/1.750r pn.5155436
Thanks. Do you have a picture? How is the ride lowered? Estimated cost?


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Mine is an R/T with SRT Wheels. It has been lowered 1.7". Check to see if you have "self leveling" shocks. If so, you need the full kit (shocks and springs) as the shocks will do their best to maintain stock height. I also went with the Eibach sway bars. Handles like it's on rails. The first picture is on a hill of sorts. The rear isn't quite this low.

Very nice!! What is your wheel size and width?


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What about instillation. Have heard a few people say the Challenger is a bear to get the front end lined up after the lowering springs have been done. Has anyone gone to the dealership for this?
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As previously mentioned, make sure you don't have the self leveling rear shocks. The way to do this is to inspect them for their branding. If they just say MOPAR, you're ok. If they say SACHS, then you have to swap them out. We can get you the Eibach Pro-Kit with the rear bilstein shocks (if you need them) and then when you do the alignment, if you require a camber adjustment kit, we have that as well. Everything is in stock!

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