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Unread 09-15-2003, 10:27 AM   #1
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Soften up the ride a bit?

I have a 92, with skyjacker 2.5" and Kuhmo 31x10.50x15's.....

both tires and lift are newly installed

This is my DD that makes it off road maybe 1 or 2 times a month....the ride is just a bit rough...i mean its a lifted jeep and I expect it to be stiff, but I was wondering if there is anything I can do to soften the ride up some...

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Unread 09-15-2003, 10:39 AM   #2
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Depends how newly installed it is. I know many lifts can be stiff for about a week or two before they soften up. Could also be affected by the type of shocks you put on.
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Unread 09-15-2003, 10:41 AM   #3
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How about sitting on one of those?
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Unread 09-15-2003, 11:17 AM   #4
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How about sitting on one of those?

Or trade in the Jeep on a Liberty
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Unread 09-15-2003, 11:50 AM   #5
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Or trade in the Jeep on a Liberty
Alrighty there smart asses...have a laugh at my expense...tis ok by me

If it wasn't for the comments(*****ing) that my wife does, I wouldn't have mentioned it.



as for the relevant questions..

These rear and front are the shocks I have.

and the lift is very new....less than a week old....in any case nothing will be done for another 3-4 weeks
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For some reasons I had bet the discomfort comments were coming from a wife
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For some reasons I had bet the discomfort comments were coming from a wife
She's just pissed that i sold our comfort laden, hopelessly inadequate Isuzu Trooper....

Not that its a bad vechicle by any means....Hell I owe my interest in off roading to it....But it is certainly no where near as capable as a the new ride
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I only run about 25lbs of air in my tires. Helps a lot. Hydraulic shocks instead of gas too.
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I only run about 25lbs of air in my tires. Helps a lot. Hydraulic shocks instead of gas too.
Shocks are Skyjacker Hydros...7056 up front and 7051 in the rear

Tires are at 28lbs.



Maybe its just the "newness" of the springs...
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Shocks are Skyjacker Hydros...7056 up front and 7051 in the rear

Tires are at 28lbs.



Maybe its just the "newness" of the springs...
Check your shackle bolts. Put a wrench on the bolt head (not the nut) and try to spin it. You should be able to turn the wrench fairly easily (shouldn't spin freely but you should be able to turn it). If the shackle bolts are too tight, the spring has to work even harder to flatten out when you hit a bump. I put a nice coat of grease on the bushings where they contact the shackle. Other than that I would say take it out and flex it. Gotta break the springs in sooner or later.
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i will double check that...

i know they are greased, as i replaced the bushing when the lift went on, but i do not know how tight they are....i might have overmuscled it a bit
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Unread 09-15-2003, 01:39 PM   #12
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i will double check that...

i know they are greased, as i replaced the bushing when the lift went on, but i do not know how tight they are....i might have overmuscled it a bit

antiseize is what to put on them not grease it does not come off
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