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Unread 12-20-2001, 11:43 PM   #1
95jeepL
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Rear feels like it is bottoming out!

I have a 3" lift with 31 1/2" tires, when I hit even the smallest of dips, my rear hits hard and it feels like I bottom out. I've got fairly new shocks and I know that they aren't faulty. What could my problem be and how do I fix it?

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Unread 12-22-2001, 05:16 PM   #2
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i think the 31.5s are a wee too big for the zj wheel well, and that may be why it feels like it is bottoming out, rubbage
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Unread 12-22-2001, 08:31 PM   #3
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I just installed a teraflex 3Z (3") lift and I experience, on occasion, a similar problem. I have yet to go to larger tire size (currently 235/75 r15). I still have stock control arms on my vehicle and I was told by teraflex that that may be the problem. I would doubt you have stock arms with a 3" lift and 31" rubbers. However, pending what kinda of arms you have, they may influence the performance. Make sure all of the hardware on your control arms are secure. Check you spring retainers and make sure the springs are seated properly.

Just a few suggestions, I am far from an expert.
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Unread 12-24-2001, 03:59 PM   #4
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I have installed a teraflex 3Z (3") lift and i to had the problem did you install your shocks up side down? take them off cycle them {up and down} then install right side up this fixed my problem hope this helps

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