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Old 07-18-2012, 07:23 AM
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2012 v6 awd drop springs

Hi all,
Thought I should share my findings after yielding very little search results.
I just installed Eibach springs (Pro-Kit kit # 2879.140) on my 2012 v6 awd charger. My assumption was correct that Dodge did in fact keep similar spring dimensions and spring rates between the pre 2011 rt awd chargers and the 2012 v6 awd chargers. I compensated for the differences in front end weights (between the v8 and v6) by cutting of a coil off each of the front springs.
Here is a pick of the stock ride height (obnoxious amount of wheel well gap in the back IMO)


And here are pics of the (modified) Eibach kit after 200miles of driving


As you can see the ride height seems about level (if I take it apart again id cut another 1/8 coil out of the fronts). The ride is noticeably stiffer but not unpleasant enough to cause the wife to take notice.
All in all I would say that this kit achieves a closer-to-what-stock-should-be stance, but is IMO, not what I would consider low.

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Now did u use a kit from a 2010 and older or a 2011 and up V6 RWD
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Old 01-01-2013, 09:35 PM
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Now did u use a kit from a 2010 and older or a 2011 and up V6 RWD
2010 and older awd 300c (according to summit racing)
The assumption I was operating from was the v8 awd suspension is the same as the v6. I doubt there was a change in suspension from 2010 and 2011 just summit hasn't updated it yet.
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Old 01-01-2013, 10:33 PM
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2010 and older awd 300c (according to summit racing)
The assumption I was operating from was the v8 awd suspension is the same as the v6. I doubt there was a change in suspension from 2010 and 2011 just summit hasn't updated it yet.
Well I looked into it and spoke with Eibach and from what I found 2wd 2011 and up springs should work better. Dodge used the same springs and spring rates on the Awd v6 as the RWD v8 cars (performance springs). I'm gonna try it soon but I wanted to see if undid it first... Eibach said they haven't made a kit cause its hard for them to get an awd in southern Cali. But told me or anyone willing to try to give them some picks and info and they will probably update their info.
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Well I looked into it and spoke with Eibach and from what I found 2wd 2011 and up springs should work better. Dodge used the same springs and spring rates on the Awd v6 as the RWD v8 cars (performance springs). I'm gonna try it soon but I wanted to see if undid it first... Eibach said they haven't made a kit cause its hard for them to get an awd in southern Cali. But told me or anyone willing to try to give them some picks and info and they will probably update their info.
Be nice to get a set of srt8 springs for it
However stock vs stock the awd v6 sits a few inches higher than the rwd v8.
The springs I installed were supposed to give me 2-3 inches of drop , and it did, however after settling it's only about 1/2" lower than a stock rwd v8 car.
This would lead me to believe the strut brackets in the front and the rear control arms are causing the abnormal lift...

Possibly if your looking for ideal spring rates the rwd charger springs would be a good way to go, but my goal out of all of this was to get that wheel well gap reduced to a tollerable point.
Car feels stiff but without any bounce; so I am pleased for now.
My next step (in a few years) if no one makes a break thru on this front, is to get my hands on some v8 awd rear control arms and strut mounts and see what the differences are...
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Old 01-07-2013, 07:03 PM
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AWD Touring-tuned Suspension Standard on Charger SXT, SXT Plus, R/T, R/T Plus and R/T Max (AWD)
Front
Stabilizer bar 32 mm, solid
Shock type/rate Monotube with 340 lb./in.
Rear
Stabilizer bar 16 mm, solid
Shock type/rate Monotube with 600 lb./in.
Performance-tuned Suspension Standard on Charger R/T, R/T Plus, R/T Road & Track and R/T Max (RWD)
Included on Charger SXT and SXT Plus with Blacktop Package or SXT
Appearance Group (RWD)
Front
Stabilizer bar 27 mm, solid
Shock type/rate Monotube with 340 lb./in.
Rear
Stabilizer bar 16 mm, solid
Shock type/rate Monotube with 670 lb./in.
Super Track Pak Suspension Optional on Charger R/T Road & Track (RWD)
Front
Stabilizer bar 30 mm, solid
Shock type/rate Monotube with 340 lb./in.
Rear
Stabilizer bar 20 mm, solid
Shock type/rate Monotube with 670 lb./in.

although it says nothing about spring rate, it does say something about shock rate that shows the AWD suspension and the RWD V8 and STP RWD suspension all have similar rates for shocks, so I'm still looking but I do believe they are all similar on springs, I do know the AWD is taller but RWD V8 Springs should be a swap with no mods, especially Eibachs...
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Do it and lemme know how it turns out
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Also found this...
Ground Clearance
SE (RWD) — 5.0 (126.5)
SXT and SXT Plus (RWD) — 5.0 (126.5)
SXT and SXT Plus (AWD) — 4.9 (125.1)
R/T, R/T Plus, R/T Road & Track and R/T Max (RWD) — 5.1 (128.3) R/T, R/T Plus, R/T and R/T Max (AWD) — 4.9 (125.1)
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Did you measure your before and after heights? Just curious as I really want and AWD charger but that wheel gap is almost a deal breaker. Jus waiting for something awesome to come out for it....

Way to put some work into your ride!
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