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Unread 03-30-2005, 10:50 PM   #1
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Bouncy rear end

Since I had my TJ lifted about 7 months ago I have not put that much mileage on it. But one thing I have noticed is the a$$ end is extremely soft / bouncy with an adult in the back seat. Off roading is very difficult because every little bump I hit I have to slow down until it stops bouncing. It almost feels as if it's only riding on the springs. 4" stage 2 w/ 1" body. is this normal?

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Unread 03-30-2005, 11:07 PM   #2
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what kind of shocks do you have?
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Unread 03-30-2005, 11:56 PM   #3
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. is this normal?
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Well of course NOT ... !!.....

As already asked, what kind (make) of shocks are you running in the rear.

BTW, they are new shocks, aren't they ??




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Unread 03-31-2005, 01:10 AM   #4
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i bet he is running some pro-craps
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Unread 03-31-2005, 09:33 AM   #5
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What kind of shocks? And are you running them can up or down?
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Unread 03-31-2005, 10:07 AM   #6
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What kind of shocks? And are you running them can up or down?
i agree, if you are running can up and they are not meant to be, you will have a dead spot resulting in a bouncy ride.
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Unread 03-31-2005, 05:17 PM   #7
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Looking at your avitar, I'd say it's not your rear that's bouncing
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Unread 03-31-2005, 07:43 PM   #8
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They are can up and yes they Pro Crap 3000 I think. Bad shocks perhaps?
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Unread 03-31-2005, 08:11 PM   #9
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They are can up and yes they Pro Crap 3000 I think. Bad shocks perhaps?
The cans need to be down on the ES3000's. Flip them over and your bouncing problem should go away. When they are run upside down they develop a dead spot where the shock is doing absolutely nothing. This results in a very bouncy ride.
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Unread 03-31-2005, 08:16 PM   #10
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I should also mention when you flip them over, the ES3000's are a very stiff riding shock. Not valved right at all for a jeep. I ran them for a couple of years and was very glad to be rid of them. I also had them can up for a very short time, but didn't keep them that way for very long. One trip over some railroad tracks and my rear end came compleately off the ground. That was enough for me!
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Unread 04-01-2005, 07:56 PM   #11
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Are the MX-6 shocks any good for a Jeep? If not, what would you recommend?
Thanks for the help.
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Unread 04-01-2005, 08:02 PM   #12
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I like my skyjacker hydro shocks they ride nice. And they are reasonably priced.
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