I have a 91 jeep wrangler that rides like a brick. I know jeep suspensions are not the greatest with the older leaf springs but mine is really horrible. Anyone have any suggestions for quality shocks that feel the best on highway and city roads? My friend used to have a 92 jeep Wrangler just like mine and I swear his suspension was so much softer and smoother. He did buy his with a hardtop which requires the extra leaf in the rear as far as I know, maybe this is why his suspension was smoother but I would think that would make it stiffer and make the ride more bumpy. I want the best, smoothest ride for my stock, unlifted jeep.
Yeah, mine does that as well. The hard top doesnt require the extra rear spring, but the previous owner of mine did that, hence the hot rod stance. Because I am poor, I am going to do the add-a-leaf in the front to level it, and just live with the ride. I believe that super lift is now making a kit that supposidly rides nice...we will see.
I would check to be sure your shackle bolts aren't overtorqued and prohibitting your suspension from moving freely and fully. Then check to make sure your springs aren't shot(ie-overly reverse arched- factory wrangler springs are pretty much FLAT if I recall correctly) and then check your shock shape(ie- no bounce after compression, it should return quickly w/o looking like a low rider in the midst of a hot and heavy urban beaver trapping! )
Hope that Helps
'95,2.5L,3spd,3.5",32s- fewer and fewer stock parts left.
Wait, hold on, your shocks move?!?!?! WTF? lol. I can jump (180lbs) down hard on my reciever hitch and The hitch gets about an inch closer to the ground, shocks bearly move. The front isnt as bad. Just wait till I add a leaf to the front...lol.
Mine hardly move as well. It is the nature of the Jeep....enjoy the ride or get a Lincoln Town Car!
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I think the 2 best shocks out there (for good ride). The 1st is Rancho 9000 series. These are adjustable and run about about $85 each. There are 5 different settings, so you can adjust them for your liking. The 2nd brand is Old Man Emu. These shocks are great & don't require any adjustments. They usually sell for about $70 each. There are cheaper shocks out there, but you get what you pay for.
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33" BFG Muds, 4:88 gears, Detroit's front and rear, Dana 44 rear axle with disc brakes, heavy duty Dodge NP231,SYE, MORE sport cage. [COLOR=blue]Blue Jeep Club Member #61[/COLOR]
Got em at the local parts store. I bought my Jeep to commute, for New Jersey snow storms and to take it apart and put it together again like a toaster, (and about as simple). Therefore, I don't need million dollar shocks. Paid about 130.00 for all four and Gabriel is one of the oldest names in the business. Nitrogen-charged and good quality.
Keep in mind that my S model is bone stock and stock size tires. If your running bigger tires, you can't use these, they will be too short and "clunk" when extended and they will be ruined in short order. Bigger tires mean everything bigger.