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post #1 of 9 Old 06-24-2010, 02:59 PM Thread Starter
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97 TJ SE w/ 2" ProComp lift Rides like a Tank

I've installed a ProComp 2" suspension lift on my little 4cyl and now the ride is way too rough. The kit came with ProComp's entry level shocks and springs. Now I have trouble going 15mph down my local Jeep roads without getting bounced off the road. I think the coils are too stiff for the lightweight TJ and the cheepy shocks don't help. What can I do? Going back to stock is out because I have already trashed the parts. Would spending more on better shocks really help that much? Or are the coils too stiff. I just want to go 30mph down a dirt road without fearing for my life.

By the way...I contacted ProComp weeks ago with no response.

Thanks everyone,

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post #2 of 9 Old 06-24-2010, 03:08 PM
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I've installed a ProComp 2" suspension lift on my little 4cyl and now the ride is way too rough. The kit came with ProComp's entry level shocks and springs. Now I have trouble going 15mph down my local Jeep roads without getting bounced off the road. I think the coils are too stiff for the lightweight TJ and the cheepy shocks don't help. What can I do? Going back to stock is out because I have already trashed the parts. Would spending more on better shocks really help that much? Or are the coils too stiff. I just want to go 30mph down a dirt road without fearing for my life.

By the way...I contacted ProComp weeks ago with no response.

Thanks everyone,

Steve
What tire pressure you are running?

I have the same kit for two years in streets and have been in some off roading. Maybe they are on the harder side but I didn't find they are that bad.

And would you believe after I have 2" spacers on top of the coils for half year, the shocks hold very well?
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post #3 of 9 Old 06-24-2010, 03:10 PM
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ProComp's shocks.
That's your problem.

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x2 on the shocks hahahahaha

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That's your problem.
X3, especially, if you have their es3000 shocks (9000's would probably be too stiff for a 4 cyl too).
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I ran that setup with the ES9000 shocks, and it is very stiff. The Skyjacker hydros made a big difference.
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post #7 of 9 Old 06-24-2010, 04:44 PM
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The 2" pro comp was my first lift but at the time i bought it from 4wd they had free upgrade to the pro comp mx6 shocks and it rode great. I am still even running the 2" springs and mx6 shocks in the rear. So i can definetly say get some better shocks. I have heard alot of people say the esxxxx pro comp shocks are very stiff. Only reason i am not running the front springs and mx6 up front is i went to 4" springs up front and they are bds springs and bds shocks and they ride good also.
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I had the same lift w/ the same problem. Replaced the ES3000s w/ Skyjacker hydros and made a big improvement.
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post #9 of 9 Old 06-24-2010, 07:39 PM Thread Starter
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You guys are awesome

Thanks for the replies! I have to pony up some dough and get better shocks. I look towards the RS9000 or a higher end Bilstien.

Thanks much... this web community is great.

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