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Unread 05-13-2012, 04:33 PM   #10981
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I'm not on washboard that often. Once I find a washboard road, I usually never return. Trout Canyon and Hidden Forrest are off my list for that reason.

Most of the trails I enjoy and fairly smooth. When my shock piston snapped I was going about walking speed on a level trail. When the rubber bushing crumbled I was on pavement. I think I just got a bad batch and they shouldn't use rubber bushings.

I love my Jeep even though it has a 2.5. Anyone following me on a trail can't tell. What is making me consider other options is comfort. Mostly sound levels. Not sure what the plan is. In the end, cost will probably keep me in my Jeep. It was just a thought.

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Unread 05-13-2012, 04:36 PM   #10982
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I'm not on washboard that often. Once I find a washboard road, I usually never return. Trout Canyon and Hidden Forrest are off my list for that reason.

Most of the trails I enjoy and fairly smooth. When my shock piston snapped I was going about walking speed on a level trail. When the rubber bushing crumbled I was on pavement. I think I just got a bad batch and they shouldn't use rubber bushings.

I love my Jeep even though it has a 2.5. Anyone following me on a trail can't tell. What is making me consider other options is comfort. Mostly sound levels. Not sure what the plan is. In the end, cost will probably keep me in my Jeep. It was just a thought.
I hear the Kia's and Rav 4's are quiet.
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Unread 05-13-2012, 04:42 PM   #10983
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I'm gonna lift a Kia.

Damn it, it's hot out here!
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Unread 05-13-2012, 05:02 PM   #10984
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Was actually thinking of selling the Jeep and getting something else anyway.
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Unread 05-13-2012, 05:06 PM   #10985
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Paid 289 for my Bilsteins through Kolak here on JF they're great so far! Haven't been on a washboard road yet though......... put them on 3 weeks ago
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Unread 05-13-2012, 05:48 PM   #10986
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Paid 289 for my Bilsteins through Kolak here on JF they're great so far! Haven't been on a washboard road yet though......... put them on 3 weeks ago
The wife enjoys offroading a lot more now the Bilsteins are on ... I was on the Alamo Road a few weekends ago and the difference was substantial.
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Unread 05-13-2012, 05:49 PM   #10987
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I'm gonna lift a Kia.

Damn it, it's hot out here!
You should try to get into a JK. Much more comfortable than the previous generation Wranglers and more capable out of the box ...
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Unread 05-13-2012, 06:02 PM   #10988
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more capable out of the box ...
I beg to disagree my friend! Ive been places with my tj in stock form that a jku had difficulty with
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Unread 05-13-2012, 06:09 PM   #10989
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I beg to disagree my friend! Ive been places with my tj in stock form that a jku had difficulty with
Sometimes its the driver ... I grew up driving jeeps, and my (largely unmodified) JK is better than any other I've had.
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Unread 05-13-2012, 06:20 PM   #10990
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Typically though when a shock overheats it will fade meaning it will start acting almost like you've got no shock. I will never forget the first time I experienced that. It was amazing how the truck went from normal to like no shocks at all in a matter of seconds. Then we just slowed down and all of a sudden it came back and started working again. Wash board will heat up a shock for sure cause it's a high speed damping control which is where heat builds quickly. Wash board will also lead to all sorts of neat stuff falling off your jeep, possibly developing stress cracks in suspension parts and also excessive wear on tie rods and ball joints. That stuff can be brutal! Low tire pressure is the savior for it IMO.

Bilstein is great! I've never been disappointed by them in any vehicle I've ran. I've said it before I'd do them on my jeep when the time comes to replace my white rockets that are on it now. OME supposedly are pretty amazing too but I have no experience at all with those...

Garza hands down is building the fastest jeep at least in the las vegas thread. It'll be fun I think to have him out on some of our faster truck runs once his is dialed in and ready for sure!
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Unread 05-13-2012, 06:45 PM   #10991
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On the topic of shocks; I really like my DT8000s. Very comfy on the road. Havent done any trail yet. They are a pre-runner shock.
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Unread 05-13-2012, 07:02 PM   #10992
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You should try to get into a JK. Much more comfortable than the previous generation Wranglers and more capable out of the box ...
I'd love to, but my Jeep is paid in full. Taking on another vehicle payment isn't possible.

More capable than a TJ though. Definitely more comfortable. I would think there are less things to break on a TJ. Maybe they are better off the lot. I wouldn't know. I've only owned TJ's.
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Unread 05-13-2012, 07:06 PM   #10993
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Wash board will also lead to all sorts of neat stuff falling off your jeep, possibly developing stress cracks in suspension parts and also excessive wear on tie rods and ball joints.
I'm afraid something has already happened under there. Not sure what it is, but something just feels different. Not even something specific like a noise, click or vibration. It's just a feeling.

Do any local shops do suspension inspections? I'm sure all shops would charge for an inspection, but are there any you would trust to catch pending issues?
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Unread 05-13-2012, 07:08 PM   #10994
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Damn. I was just kidding about lifting a Kia. People really lift these things?

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Unread 05-13-2012, 07:08 PM   #10995
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I don't understand how someone that is so broke with cash drives a jeep that probably gets 15mpg at most at $4 a gallon. I'd think you'd be looking at like Honda civics and things that are getting twice the mileage of the jeep. Heck, I'm selling my Mazda cause it only gets 27ish mpg around town. It's probably going to get replaced with a VW TDI manual and I'm pretty confident I can squeeze high 40's outta that with my grandpa driving style on the streets. My biggest monthly outta pocket bill right now goes to gas. It's more then I pay for my houses after collecting rents... I'm trying to cut that bill down substantially.
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