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Unread 03-27-2010, 05:20 PM   #16
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So what did you lower your tire pressure too after the chalk test?
Again.... what is your pressure now, cold?

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Unread 03-27-2010, 05:22 PM   #17
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17" rims and low profile tires are adding to the harsh ride for sure!
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Unread 03-27-2010, 05:26 PM   #18
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Just what vehicle are you comparing your jeeps ride to? Jeeps may seem "primitive'' to many magizine writers, but I think most of them are out to lunch. Especially those from Comsumer reports.
Not every one wants a RAV-4 or a CR-V.
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Unread 03-27-2010, 05:30 PM   #19
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Again.... what is your pressure now, cold?
I think he said now it's 34. Still too high.

edit: Actually now though that I think about it he's probably running car tires with really soft sidewalls, so maybe not.
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Unread 03-27-2010, 05:31 PM   #20
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If its a soft highway ride you are after I would find a place that sells OE type springs or buy a used set of low mileage OE springs from some one on the forums for next to nothing if you want no lift and a set of Sensatrac shocks . I have used Old Man Emu for years and it has never rode as soft as a completely stock TJ does on the highway. I only run 28 psi in a 12.50 x35/15 you could go with 29-30 I am sure .
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Unread 03-27-2010, 05:35 PM   #21
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it just sunk in also a 17" wheel with a tire only 29.5" tall is not something that you will get a soft ride out of that sounds like a tire for a ricer . the height is ok if it was on a smaller wheel likea 15" that way you would have a little more sidewall flex .
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Unread 03-27-2010, 05:40 PM   #22
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I think he said now it's 34. Still too high.

edit: Actually now though that I think about it he's probably running car tires with really soft sidewalls, so maybe not.
34 is STILL too high. Though we find out he isn't nearly as stock as originally posted. He's running 29.5" tires on 17" wheels.
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Unread 03-27-2010, 05:42 PM   #23
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This is why I stated his rim diameter!It will definitely change the shock absorption.I prefer a higher profile sidewall of rubber myself.Especially on a dinky tire and rim like that.You got no KOOOOOSH!
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Unread 03-27-2010, 05:49 PM   #24
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lower the psi even more. change your shocks because they are probably dead. change your rim/tire combo.
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Unread 03-27-2010, 05:51 PM   #25
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Bump down the air pressure to 30. Can't hurt anything to run em at 30. If the ride is still rough consider upgrading your shock absorbers. They really do make a big difference. If you ran a smaller wheel and a tire with more sideway that would help too. My last vehicle has 18s and a lower profile tire, it didn't ride worth *****.
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alright so my tires definitely do not help. yes i have 17"s. 245/65. i will look more into the tire pressure deal. tires out of the picture, will replacing shocks/springs help my ride quality? or will it be minimal at best?
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check the load rating on the tire...a tire with a rating of E has thicker sidewalls etc. causing a harsher ride. I think C is more of a passenger car rating. you can look it up but definitly check your tires
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Unread 03-27-2010, 06:12 PM   #28
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alright so my tires definitely do not help. yes i have 17"s. 245/65. i will look more into the tire pressure deal. tires out of the picture, will replacing shocks/springs help my ride quality? or will it be minimal at best?
Not knowing the condition of your existing shocks and springs , how old , what they are ,any answer is a guess >
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15" tires would be best. If you go to a 35" tire with the 17" rims then you would be ok but you would have to change more than shocks.
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Not knowing the condition of your existing shocks and springs , how old , what they are ,any answer is a guess >
shocks and springs, to the best of my knowledge, are stock. its an 01, so 9 years old. 127k miles on it.
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