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post #1 of 6 Old 05-26-2009, 08:01 PM Thread Starter
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Questions about 1 tons and V8s

Hey all,

I know there have been plenty of builds for both 1 tons and V8s between here, Pirate and other forums. My question is, how is the ride quality? I know when people build crazy rigs like that they usually don't mind a loss in comfort because a lot of the time they are just trail rigs. Do any of you guys use them as DD's? How is the ride quality? I've just been wondering that because I eventually want to go bigger. Thanks for any help.

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post #2 of 6 Old 05-26-2009, 08:59 PM
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I can't comment on mine yet but the ride quality is as good as you make it.

Build the links long low and close to level with proper spring rates and you'll be good ride quality wise. You'd better also not ghey up a 1-ton build with quiet tires so get used to loudness

I'm putting XJ leaves in the rear of mine because they are nearly flat, pretty soft and they ride great in XJs so figured I'll give it a shot.

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Cool, thanks for the response. The noise would not be an issue to me at all. 40" meats with a V8, I don't think you could quiet that down. lol.

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I don't know why this would affect the ride quality as long as you put in quality springs/shocks and go with long arms.


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I also cannot add a perfect response, but would agree with Flatlander that its all in the build.

I am in process of swapping a v8 into my TJ, and am still trying to decide on doing coilovers, or just getting a complete long arm lift kit. From what i've read, the long arm lift kits drive the best as it gets with a 4" or more lift on road.

Im probablably gonna get the v8 in, drive it for a little while, save up some money and do a 4",5" or 6.5" long arm kit from the way things are looking. BDS has been calling to me in my dreams lol
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post #6 of 6 Old 05-27-2009, 07:35 AM Thread Starter
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Good stuff! Thanks for the info guys.

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