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post #91756 of 92269 Old 10-02-2019, 09:13 AM
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I mean you can fit a 40 if you want at that hieght.

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I mean you can fit a 40 if you want at that hieght.

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Looks purdy, but how's the uptravel treating you? With all of my Jeeps the goal is to keep it balanced.

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Just order some bilsteins off amazon. The prices there are pretty good and the ride is great for that price point. I've been running bilsteins in the front of my Jeep for years now and just put them in the rear. I really like them.
Is there something different about an XJ that makes them ride great (In your opinion), but on a TJ you can feel every tiny bump so bad that I could tell if I ran over a grasshopper or a cockroach? I'm guessing that thing sees very little time on an actual paved road.

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Running with 30s looks like the XJ skipped leg day. I had planned on moving up to 31s but with getting more lift than originally anticipated I wonder if 32s might be a better fit? Planning to cut and fold the rear quarters due to rust anyway...
Either will work. if you're planning that route (cutting) , go for 35s, a regear to 4.88 or deeper, Black Magic brakes, upgraded shafts, trans cooler and a ton of other crap.

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Looks purdy, but how's the uptravel treating you? With all of my Jeeps the goal is to keep it balanced.
I have like 2 inches with 8 inches down upfront it works just fine to be honest I have a great bit of belly clearance so I dont really care if it rubs. I honestly would rather be lower. When I go coil over I want to return to stock hieght.

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Pulled my new motor and trans

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What did you do to your XJ/MJ today?

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Is there something different about an XJ that makes them ride great (In your opinion), but on a TJ you can feel every tiny bump so bad that I could tell if I ran over a grasshopper or a cockroach? I'm guessing that thing sees very little time on an actual paved road.
Well I've never owned a TJ, so I have no experience there. I can tell you that my fiance's Jeep has a RE 3.5" short arm lift with the RE shocks and my Jeep rides a million times softer than hers.

As for road time, it doesn't see a ton, I think I put 3-4k miles on it this season. I guess it's a matter of perspective. That's not much for me, my TDI got just about 30k since I bought it last October. Anyway, I do drive it to work a couple times a month in the summer and I cruise around locally with the doors off when the weather is nice and it's a much smoother ride than my fiance's DD.

I did one 4 hour trip each way to rausch this year where I decided to drive it instead of trailer, and loaded down with camping gear and 3 people it rode like a dream. Empty I still think it's a pretty soft ride though. It's not my Jetta, but it definitely soaks up the bumps in the road pretty well.

I’m sure the fact that I have a 3 link in the front, flat steering, soft rear leafs, and a very good shackle angle also help with the ride quality.


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I’m thinking I’m gonna pull some of this lift out...I’ve created a monster here... The shocks are completely topped out. This thing rides like a porta-potty on whitewater...

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Iím thinking Iím gonna pull some of this lift out...Iíve created a monster here... The shocks are completely topped out. This thing rides like a porta-potty on whitewater...
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Is there something different about an XJ that makes them ride great (In your opinion), but on a TJ you can feel every tiny bump so bad that I could tell if I ran over a grasshopper or a cockroach? I'm guessing that thing sees very little time on an actual paved road.
The extra wheelbase can really help smooth things out. Id imagine the unibody has a bit more give to it than the frame of the TJ.

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Odd, I get halfway through my first post in months and it disappears. Guess I'll try again...

Got off the paved road for the first time in months, no real wheeling, just scouting around for fresh deer hunting grounds. The areas I've hunted in the past have overgrown to the point that I'd need x-ray vision to see anything through the brush & trees.

The rig was still in "summer trim" (no fender flares or mudflaps) and it didn't take long to realize this is simply not gonna work on a rainy day. There was so much dirt & mud thrown up the sides of the rig I had zero visibility out the side windows.

Long story short, she got a quick pressure wash when I got home and the TJ flares & mudflaps went back on.

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Odd, I get halfway through my first post in months and it disappears. Guess I'll try again...
I’ve found the mobile site to be super buggy to the point it drives me batty...

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I haven't had any problems here. But the CherokeeTalk app kept freezing on me. I uninstalled it only to discover I can't find the app anywhere now.
Turning my phone off for 30 seconds usually clears up any issues.

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I haven't had any problems here. But the CherokeeTalk app kept freezing on me. I uninstalled it only to discover I can't find the app anywhere now.
Turning my phone off for 30 seconds usually clears up any issues.
None of the photos work on my end (blocked image) and when I post a reply, the app freezes and I have to close out and come back to see if it actually posted.

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