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Unread 08-10-2011, 08:32 AM   #31
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Do you know if they make tires for stock height jeeps?
I assume you mean shocks? I don't know...

But with a 2" lift and some 31s you wouldn't look rediculous and shouldn't need to worry about tearing things up.

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Unread 08-10-2011, 01:25 PM   #32
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Oh, and 44 lbs is on the side of the tire.

if you are going to use a "recommended" amount of air, then go by the sticker on the inside of your drivers door frame. it should recommend about 32 psi on your stock tires. i run mine at 28 psi. however, as stated previously, the "best" way to find the correct tire pressure for your tires mounted on your rig you will need to preform the chalk test.

on my MTR's it says that the max load is 3305 lbs at 65 psi, and that's per tire. you have to remember that each tire is only carrying about 1/4 the weight of the jeep. now, that's not exact, as some tires carry slightly more weight than other tires (think engine), but its pretty close. so assume about 1/4 of the weight of your jeep on each tire. lets also assume that your jeep weighs about 4000 lbs, which is slightly on the heavy side for a jeep. given these assumptions, then your tires are only supporting ~1000 lbs each. with this kind of load, you are in no way near the max load capacity for those tires. so, correspondingly, the psi of the tire should be nowhere near the max load capacity.

also, the MTR's are a load range D tire, meaning they have stiffer sidewalls than a load range C tire. that means they are going to ride rougher than a lower load range tire would at the same psi. that means you should probably run them at a slightly lower psi than you would a load range C tire in order to get the same ride quality.
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Unread 08-10-2011, 02:35 PM   #33
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I think Rancho still has a rebate out there right now. I got $100 back on my 9000XL's.
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Unread 08-11-2011, 03:01 PM   #34
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I'm at 30 psi now, and it is driving sooo much better. I am about to take an hour ride, I am going to air them down to 28 psi. They are load range E tires.
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Unread 08-11-2011, 11:24 PM   #35
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Here are left and right shots of the jeep. It seems to be lower in the front that the back. It looks like there is more space above the rear tire then the front tire in the wheel wells.

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Unread 08-12-2011, 02:56 AM   #36
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Here are left and right shots of the jeep. It seems to be lower in the front that the back. It looks like there is more space above the rear tire then the front tire in the wheel wells.



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Unread 08-12-2011, 06:12 AM   #37
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Looks to be normal. 55k miles on it the springs could be sagging a bit due to wear on the springs. On top every vehicle is designed for a down rake upfront this is for collisions and what not.

2 ways to fixing that would be spacers (prob 3/4") or get new springs. But I would go with the spacers unless your planning on lifting it.
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Unread 08-12-2011, 10:08 AM   #38
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Here are left and right shots of the jeep. It seems to be lower in the front that the back. It looks like there is more space above the rear tire then the front tire in the wheel wells.
looks normal for a Jeep with a winch on the front. the rear always sits higher than the front so when you put passengers or gear in the back you're not bottoming out constantly.

get some 1993-1998 ZJ V8 front springs out of the junkyard for $20 and put them in front. I'll bet it levels the Jeep right out.

or.....how many times have you used the winch? none? then remove it and sell it....
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Unread 08-12-2011, 11:21 AM   #39
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I was alway told that to check if your shocks are bad, put your hands on the hood and bounce the front end several times, then let go. It it keeps bouncing several times, shocks are shot. If it stops as soon as you let go or after a bounce they're still doing their job. Could be a myth, I don't know. Makes sense to me though.
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Unread 08-12-2011, 11:40 AM   #40
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yeah, mine definitely keeps bouncing. I had the same thought.
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Unread 08-12-2011, 10:38 PM   #41
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If you want to keep your jeep at stock height I have a solution that worked very well for me

My jeep had a bad case of sagitus after my winch install so after looking at Moogs coil spring chart I settled on
the CC780 from Amazon for $72.
They work great, lifted the front 1" back to level and they ride better than the stock setup. These springs have a longer free length plus a higher spring rate. Give them a look
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