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post #1 of 7 Old 04-28-2010, 10:20 PM Thread Starter
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Suspension seats

Do suspensions seats help take the big jolts from off roading? My wife is having back problems and I am not ready to buy a TJ. Will the seats help smooth out the ride at all or are they a waste of money. Taking the harshness away over big rocks is my only concern.


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post #2 of 7 Old 04-28-2010, 10:27 PM
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Not sure about the seats. Although did you already take your track and sway bars off? that should soften the ride considerably.
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post #3 of 7 Old 04-28-2010, 10:35 PM
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I have a set and they do help, but I don't think it would be enough for someone with a back problem. They take some of the major jolts and are darn comfy, but you still get bounced around in the rough stuff.

I have also read about proper tightening of the shackles...45lbs I believe is the magic number. This supposedly softens the ride considerably.

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Not sure about the seats. Although did you already take your track and sway bars off? that should soften the ride considerably.
Yes track bars and sway bars are off. Softest shocks I can find (Skyjacker Hydros), 15 psi off road. Loose shackles. My YJ actually rides smoother than my freinds stock 06 Rubicon but another freind has a 96 TJ with Old Man Emu suspension and I can not beleive how smooth it rides. I realize it is still going to be bumpy just looking for anything that may help.

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post #5 of 7 Old 04-29-2010, 07:59 AM
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If you have back problems the only way to get a soft enough ride is to go slower. Bumps are bumps and a air ride seat may help but it will not cure what you want it to cure. Mayby go to a coil spring suspension will help.
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post #6 of 7 Old 04-29-2010, 11:24 PM
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Some of the old far, er, old timers may remember the "Baja Boot", one of the first high performance off road rigs. It was built by Mickey Thompson, and he wanted to drive it. He'd been in a bad accident and had broken his back; doctors told him no off roading, too rough. So he invented the suspension seat and drove anyway with no ill side effects that he ever told anybody about...
I'd say give it a try. See if you can contact a manufacturer directly, and explain your situation. Good Luck!
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post #7 of 7 Old 04-29-2010, 11:52 PM
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Reading your signature line, you are currently running 2.5" Rancho springs? I have the same springs and I'm pretty sure they are one of the harshest on the market for us lightweight YJ guys. A switch to OME, BDS, or RE springs will definitely soften up your rig.

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