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post #16 of 17 Old 01-15-2014, 08:50 PM Thread Starter
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Any results with the revalved Bilsteins?

Yes, results:
So, to recap, I went from stock valving of 126/47 front, and 255/70 rear to revalving of 275/78 front, and kept the rear at 255/70. This has made a HUGE difference in the way the Jeep handles both on-road and off-road. I could tell that it was a little stiffer on pavement, but in a good way. It was still smooth and handled well. Once I went offroad and disconnected the sway bar, it acted like a Jeep should, giving me rebound and resistance when it should. I have to say that I am happy with this setup now. I think if I had opted for 255/70 front, it would have been just a tad too soft. If this was a dedicated rock rig, I might have gone with the 360/80, but I think that would be too harsh for the wheeling I do.

I am completely happy with the setup now, and would suggest that if you aren't happy with the way your Bilsteins react, then look into what valving you have and what your options are and if it is cost effective for you to get them revalved.



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post #17 of 17 Old 01-18-2014, 12:07 PM
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Thanks for the update.
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