Well ive had my TJ now for 2 years.. all stock except 30" M/T tires. My question is when i go offroad the thing bounces around so much it drives me crazy, i went into a little trail just the other night and i felt like turning around because i was being thrown in the seat.
Im just wondering is that normal? Because my Jeep seems to be stiff on/off-road. Everytime i see another Jeep and if they hit a bump it seems like they dont get thrown around like that or that they take the hit a lot better than me.
I really dont understand what the issue is, i know im not driving a Cadillac but whats up with the stiff *** suspension? Also what would be a recommended PSI for my tires? Their Yokohama Geolandar M/T + im running them around 29 PSI.
With your tires when off road get the PSI around 18 it will help, I wouldnt go any lower or you may pop a bead.I have 32"s and when of road I run around 12-15 psi
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Well this trail was pretty beat down as in others driven on it so it was fairly flat but it was still bumpy as hell and that's why it was driving me nuts because i could of just imagined what would it have been like it was rocky. Most trails i try to go into dont involve rocks anyways its all dirt/mud but still bumpy
I air my tires down to 8 psi when off road, and it helps a lot with traction.
I only pop a bead about once every 5-6 trips out (if that), and I have all the supplies to get it re-seated.
The best thing you can do for offroading is to buy a cheap air compressor, mount it under the hood, and run lower pressure on the trail.
The lower the better, period. I stick to around 8 because if I run any lower I blow a bead more often than not. I air down to 5-6 for really tough climbs, but generally stick to 8. The air compressor I run cost me about $125 or so. That comes with a nice holding bag, air line, and a few attachments for airing up soccer balls, etc.
Air down it's the way to go. I've had 4x4's for a very long time think I bought my first in 1989. I never aired down in the bigger trucks. The only time I've had my jeep out I didn't. No way of pumping them back up. But you can bet I will this time, my kids bought me a compresser to mount on the jeep.... I'm going to run between 10 & 12.
After airing down, try disconnecting the fron sway bar as well and see how much more fun it becomes. I never drive at street pressure offroad, my compressor is hard mounted in the engine bay. Normally run between 12 / 18 psi (depending on the conditions).
Well im gonna have to air down next time down, but yah the problem is about airing back up once i came out id have to go find a pump or something that has air. Well ill guess ill have to try that next time then