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98TJcomeonuh 06-25-2013 07:03 PM

Advice on new lift
 
Hi.
I recently went on my first wheeling trip in my current jeep (05 unlimited, 6 speed, 31x10.50, and a rough country 2.5 in. lift).
My question/problem is that the ride is so harsh it's very hard to control the jeep, so I was wondering if there is any advice on with brand of lift has the best on and off road manners. I was think OME with a 1.25 BL.
Thans for any help.

98TJcomeonuh 06-26-2013 03:29 PM

Bump

biffgnar 06-26-2013 05:14 PM

What shocks do you have? What pressure are you running your tires at?

98TJcomeonuh 06-26-2013 07:32 PM

The no2 rough country shocks. Do you think that the shocks would make that much of a difference? Because I thought about getting the rancho 9000(the adjustable ones). But another source told me that the rough country spring rate is an ungodly amount, so i didn't think new shocks would make that much difference.But the last time I checked they were at 42 psi.thats what they were from the dealership. On my last tj I ran my mickey's around 33-35 psi.

98TJcomeonuh 06-26-2013 07:37 PM

I also thought that's the RC control arms might have something to do with it riding so violently.

Filthy-Beast 06-26-2013 11:09 PM

first, air down to 15# for off-road. google chalk test for proper air pressure. I run my 35" tires at around 26# on the street. I run my F150 towing a 6800# trailer at 42#

olliehopnoodle 06-27-2013 06:58 AM

Yep, air down when you get to the trail. Air back up before you get on the road. Lot's of ways to air back up. Cheapest is to get a decent air compressor. A good one can be had for less than $100 easy and your 31" tires won't take long to air back up.

98TJcomeonuh 06-27-2013 11:10 AM

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Originally Posted by Filthy-Beast
first, air down to 15# for off-road. google chalk test for proper air pressure. I run my 35" tires at around 26# on the street. I run my F150 towing a 6800# trailer at 42#

Thank you. I'm going to air them down to 25 psi and try that to see if it helps. Then adjust as needed thank you for the info.

98TJcomeonuh 06-27-2013 11:13 AM

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Originally Posted by olliehopnoodle
Yep, air down when you get to the trail. Air back up before you get on the road. Lot's of ways to air back up. Cheapest is to get a decent air compressor. A good one can be had for less than $100 easy and your 31" tires won't take long to air back up.

Do you mean an on board air compressor or just a regular compressor? I have just a regular air compressor and I also have a portable air tank.
Thank you for your info as well.

Filthy-Beast 06-27-2013 01:09 PM

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Originally Posted by 98TJcomeonuh (Post 15613893)
Thank you. I'm going to air them down to 25 psi and try that to see if it helps. Then adjust as needed thank you for the info.

If you mean for off-road that's way to high a pressure.

98TJcomeonuh 06-27-2013 04:23 PM

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Originally Posted by Filthy-Beast
I you mean for off-road that's way to high a pressure.

So in your opinion what what would be proper psi for off road and then when aired up on road. Cause when I go over railroad crossings it's terrible and even a crack in the road haha. Thank you

jeff_in_rc 06-27-2013 04:42 PM

OK first you need to find the correct pressure for on the road. Search for the chalk test, it will tell you step by step how to get your street pressure correct for your tires. I will tell you 42psi is just way to fricken much!!!

Now you need to find a portable air compresser that runs off of your battery in the Jeep, ViAir, SureFlow, SuperFlow, etc. Look in the on-line stores.

On my Hercules Terra Tracs of the same size as yours I run 10psi off road and it really helps with traction and the ride. I hope this helps.

biffgnar 06-27-2013 04:57 PM

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Originally Posted by 98TJcomeonuh (Post 15615116)
So in your opinion what what would be proper psi for off road and then when aired up on road. Cause when I go over railroad crossings it's terrible and even a crack in the road haha. Thank you

With those tires, on road 28-30 psi. Offroad 12 psi area.

98TJcomeonuh 06-27-2013 06:58 PM

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Originally Posted by jeff_in_rc
OK first you need to find the correct pressure for on the road. Search for the chalk test, it will tell you step by step how to get your street pressure correct for your tires. I will tell you 42psi is just way to fricken much!!!

Now you need to find a portable air compresser that runs off of your battery in the Jeep, ViAir, SureFlow, SuperFlow, etc. Look in the on-line stores.

On my Hercules Terra Tracs of the same size as yours I run 10psi off road and it really helps with traction and the ride. I hope this helps.

Yeah 42psi is way to much, I just never checked them when I got the jeep back In April. And thanks for the sources I will definitely check into all three thanks again.

98TJcomeonuh 06-27-2013 07:01 PM

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Originally Posted by biffgnar

With those tires, on road 28-30 psi. Offroad 12 psi area.

Thanks I'm going to try it out when I get home from work and then when I get back out on the trail I'll do the same thanks.


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