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Unread 12-01-2013, 08:00 AM   #1
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TJ control arm drop brackets

I have a TJ with 3" currie coils and bilsteins and sway bays disconnected but the thing rides extremely hard. Before you say go long arm and tell me how im going to lose clearence im in the process off going soa with my yj with d60s so im not dumping money into two jeeps...at the moment... so does anyone know where to find the the drop brackets? i can only find them for XJs

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Unread 12-01-2013, 08:07 AM   #2
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what control arms are you using?? and a hard ride is most of the time the fault of the shocks but you have good shocks.
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what would the drop brackets do to assist the ride?

are your sway bars always disconnected? not that it would affect ride quality, just asking

with currie springs and bilstein shocks, you should not be experiencing a rough ride. what else has been done? control arms? track bars? bump stop extensions? tires and psi?

have you cycled your suspension? anything rubbing?
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I have a TJ with 3" currie coils and bilsteins and sway bays disconnected but the thing rides extremely hard.
Same springs and shocks, I don't think mine rides that hard at all.
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Unread 12-01-2013, 08:15 AM   #5
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control arm drop brackets reduce the control arm angle giving a better ride. I have stock uppers and IRO lowers. im on 32" mtrs and i run 30psi. Sway bars are always disconnected cause it smooths out the ride. Stock front trackbar but, now that i think of it my trackbar probably isnt helping at all...surpisingly nothing is rubbing even at full flex. rear jks trackbar
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I would start by dropping the tire pressure. That will have a significant effect on your ride quality.
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Unread 12-01-2013, 08:25 AM   #7
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I would start by dropping the tire pressure. That will have a significant effect on your ride quality.
25psi?
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control arm drop brackets reduce the control arm angle giving a better ride. I have stock uppers and IRO lowers. im on 32" mtrs and i run 30psi. Sway bars are always disconnected cause it smooths out the ride. Stock front trackbar but, now that i think of it my trackbar probably isnt helping at all...surpisingly nothing is rubbing even at full flex. rear jks trackbar
the bold items are not true, especially under 4" of lift

tire psi seems a bit high, try lowering it to 28

IMO, stock track bars seem to be limited to <2" of spring lift, but i doubt that would give you a harsh ride
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Unread 12-01-2013, 08:26 AM   #9
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25psi?
that would be a bit low for 32's
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Unread 12-01-2013, 08:33 AM   #10
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hmm well my tires are a bit low in tread nothing crazy though and they are from 2009 so maybe a fresh set of tires will help
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Are they the old mtr's?
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Unread 12-01-2013, 08:45 AM   #12
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superlift did sell tj drop brackets at one time. not a popular option.
tire pressure is a bit high, try 26psi and see if it helps.
your control arm angle should be decent at 3"
shocks will dictate the ride more than anything, unless there is a binding issue.

what is the load rating of the tires? d's and e's can be pretty harsh on a tj!
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Unread 12-01-2013, 09:04 AM   #13
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superlift did sell tj drop brackets at one time. not a popular option.
tire pressure is a bit high, try 26psi and see if it helps.
your control arm angle should be decent at 3"
shocks will dictate the ride more than anything, unless there is a binding issue.

what is the load rating of the tires? d's and e's can be pretty harsh on a tj!
good point...They're Es
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good point...They're Es
E's have a pretty stiff carcass, meant for higher loads.
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Unread 12-01-2013, 10:26 AM   #15
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I have Es and they give my jeep the worst ride on and off Road. That is your main culprit.
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