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Unread 06-30-2014, 07:00 AM   #1
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Limited "Skips" laterally over bumps?

Does anyone experience this? It seems at speeds over say, 35 mph, if I go over pot holes, sewer covers or bumps, I get what seems like a lateral skip or jump to either the right or left. It's pretty un-nerving.

Anyone else get this?

It seems like it happens more on the right side and only in the back but that could just be my imagination.

Any ideas why or what this could be? I've resisted until now to bring it in because I can guarantee the "oh yeah, that's normal" response.

It's a stock LTD with no tow (thus no SLS shocks) and with Destination ATs on there.

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Unread 06-30-2014, 08:54 AM   #2
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check your tire PSI, when shipped its at 40 or so for transportation reasons. At that setting many reported sliding around just like yours.
You need to dial it down to 33-36
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Unread 06-30-2014, 08:56 AM   #3
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I keep mine at 35psi and i get that same exact thing... horrible vehicle.
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Unread 06-30-2014, 09:17 AM   #4
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yeah. I'm at 34-36 usually.

So this is normal?
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Unread 06-30-2014, 12:14 PM   #5
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I keep mine at 35psi and i get that same exact thing... horrible vehicle.
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Unread 06-30-2014, 12:15 PM   #6
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Tire pressure PSI setting is on the driver door; mine says 36 cold. I haven't noticed anything that I would consider un-nerving; LTD, no trailer or OR pkg. It doesn't change direction, just stays where its pointed. You might have something loose in the back, like a shock; I'd have it checked.
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Unread 06-30-2014, 01:18 PM   #7
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The WK2 has a light truck suspension which is a bit stiffer and provides more feedback than a typical car... which are more like pillows.

If you don't like the stiffness, you can try dialing down the tire pressure to 33 or so. It may take enough edge off for you. When you haul heavy, pump the tires up to 36.

If the Jeep is unnerving to drive, get it checked out ASAP. there could be something loose.
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Unread 06-30-2014, 01:50 PM   #8
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I have a 2014 GC Lmtd, 4x4, Penstastar. Running stock Goodyears at about 34 lbs. No skipping. Handles excellent. Drivin it from AZ. to WA. state and back.
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Unread 06-30-2014, 04:17 PM   #9
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I have a '14 limited ecodiesel and actually think the suspension is a little soft so I'm running 39 PSI.
I don't experience and lateral jumping around going over potholes etc.
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Unread 06-30-2014, 05:23 PM   #10
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Could be the crappy Firestone Destination ATs. You running a third rate AT tire on your GC. The combined spring rate of your GC and the spring rate of your tires could be causing your problem. Yeah tires have a spring rate.
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Unread 06-30-2014, 06:56 PM   #11
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No, that is not normal at all. You didn't mention the year or mileage or whether it still has original tires or not. As most have already advised, I would suspect tires first and possibly worn shocks. If is a 2014 go to the dealer and test drive one of theirs first. My Limited has easily been the best handling and driving SUV I have ever owned.
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Unread 06-30-2014, 10:50 PM   #12
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To a certain extent it's normal, at least in my experience with multiple vehicles.
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Unread 07-01-2014, 12:12 AM   #13
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Dave2002ti is correct and redddog JGC is a 2014 LTD
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Unread 07-01-2014, 06:48 AM   #14
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Wow. Not even second rate. All the way down to the third rate.

This is the first of that opinion on the Destination ATs. I've also owned them on 3 other trucks and never experienced anything like that at all. They've been my favorite tire for years.

I'd highly doubt, and it has been my direct experience, that a properly inflated, highly regarded tire would be the issue.

Maybe you could expand a bit on your theory?

Guess I'll go in for a "yeah, that's totally normal" later today.
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Unread 07-01-2014, 06:51 AM   #15
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No, that is not normal at all. You didn't mention the year or mileage or whether it still has original tires or not. As most have already advised, I would suspect tires first and possibly worn shocks. If is a 2014 go to the dealer and test drive one of theirs first. My Limited has easily been the best handling and driving SUV I have ever owned.
2014 JGC LTD, 2000 miles. And apparently 3rd rate crappy Destination ATs.
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