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Unread 03-19-2006, 05:49 PM   #1
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Smoother ride

What are some things i can do to make my jeep ride a little bit smoother. its got stock shocks and springs. i plan to swat them out with rubicon springs and hopefully some new shocks. will this help out any?

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Unread 03-19-2006, 05:54 PM   #2
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It's hard to beat the stock shocks, since yours are likely worn out. Some replacement stock shocks should do you right. You could go ahead and order a smooth riding lift like an Old Man Emu.
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Unread 03-19-2006, 06:09 PM   #3
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Get the OME 2.5" lift from DC4WD. Great deal, excellent lift.
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Unread 03-19-2006, 06:11 PM   #4
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My buddy had an OME 2.5 HD installed on his previous TJ. He said it was anything but smooth in the back. I guess the HD and Nitro shocks can do that though... I'm running Skyjacker Hydro's and think it's smoother than stock. I would definitely buy them again.
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Unread 03-19-2006, 06:12 PM   #5
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My buddy had an OME 2.5 HD installed on his previous TJ. He said it was anything but smooth in the back. I guess the HD and Nitro shocks can do that though... I'm running Skyjacker Hydro's and think it's smoother than stock. I would definitely buy them again.
I'm sure a lot of people running the OME lift will disagree. The HD springs are no different from the LT and MD springs except that they don't sag as much. The ride quality is the same.
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Unread 03-19-2006, 06:27 PM   #6
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Yeah, I really don't know. I know most guys here love them. Just relaying some feedback that I've heard.
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Unread 03-19-2006, 09:38 PM   #7
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if i were to buy a lift, it would be a spacer lift definitely. so what kind of shocks are set really soft? is there a downside with soft shocks? would it be better to have firm shocks?
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Unread 03-19-2006, 09:46 PM   #8
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If you can afford them the OME shocks are the best. If you are tight on cash go for the Skyjacker Hydro's.
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Unread 10-02-2011, 11:25 AM   #9
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For a softer ride adjust air pressure using the weight to psi method. Use this type of swaybar link then place your sway bar in a horizontal position and using a a few shock bushings attach like this:
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Adjust the tightness to suit your ride.
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Unread 10-02-2011, 11:29 AM   #10
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