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post #1 of 12 Old 03-28-2013, 07:38 PM Thread Starter
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Bouncy ride

I had replaced my front stock suspension with new springs and bushings. But I used the red polyurethane bushings. Now the ride is very bouncy. Is this due to the bushings? If I used oem rubber bushings would the ride be smoother? Shocks are nearly new.

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post #2 of 12 Old 03-28-2013, 07:49 PM
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I had replaced my front stock suspension with new springs and bushings. But I used the red polyurethane bushings. Now the ride is very bouncy. Is this due to the bushings? If I used oem rubber bushings would the ride be smoother? Shocks are nearly new.
It's a jeep. There always bouncy.

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post #3 of 12 Old 03-28-2013, 07:58 PM Thread Starter
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but how come some folks have smoother rides?
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post #4 of 12 Old 03-28-2013, 08:57 PM
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Are the shackles moving when it flexes. They may be too tight. Use nylon lock nuts and cut the torque to 45 ft/ lbs. see what that does and yes when it is on the ground not in the air.

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post #5 of 12 Old 03-29-2013, 03:31 AM
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My Jeep is NOT bouncy.

You never said what kind of springs you got, or shocks for that matter. Did you over-tighten your shackles? Did you pull the track bars and sway bars and throw them on you scrap metal pile?

I have poly bushings and they are not stiff at all.

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post #6 of 12 Old 03-29-2013, 07:32 PM Thread Starter
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oem springs. Monroe sensor trac shocks. I will loosen the shackle nuts to 35. Is removing the sway bar ok for street riding?
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post #7 of 12 Old 03-29-2013, 07:51 PM
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Trac bars off but I run my sway bar on the street. Quick disconnects for the trail.

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So I just removed my trac bars (front and rear). Although some improvement (a little less bouncy), I was hoping for more. And there is a little instability with the trac bars off.

Here's where I am:
Daily driver no lift
OEM leafs - about 1 year old
Monroe Sensatrac shocks - about 1 year old
No trac bars
Sway bar connected
Red poly shackle bushings
Shackle bolts 45 ft lb
Eye bolts 65 ft lb
tires 28 lb

What else can I do or check to further improve the ride? Thanks
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post #9 of 12 Old 04-05-2013, 11:09 PM
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Improve?
Its a leaf sprung short base vehicle. If it doesnt tip over on a tighg turn then it is riding smoothly

If it does flop just push it back over and go..

I'm new
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So I just removed my trac bars (front and rear). Although some improvement (a little less bouncy), I was hoping for more. And there is a little instability with the trac bars off.

Here's where I am:
Daily driver no lift
OEM leafs - about 1 year old
Monroe Sensatrac shocks - about 1 year old
No trac bars
Sway bar connected
Red poly shackle bushings
Shackle bolts 45 ft lb
Eye bolts 65 ft lb
tires 28 lb

What else can I do or check to further improve the ride? Thanks
Looks to me that you did it all. You are not driving a Lexus, it is a Jeep Yj.

All vehicles have their own ride and handling characteristics from Pickup, to Lexus, Vett, Camero, to Jeep. Drive what you enjoy.
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Maybe I missed it, but how long are your shackles?

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post #12 of 12 Old 04-06-2013, 01:53 PM
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Improve?
Its a leaf sprung short base vehicle. If it doesnt tip over on a tighg turn then it is riding smoothly

If it does flop just push it back over and go..
Bahahahaha ^^^^ X2
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