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post #1 of 7 Old 08-25-2021, 01:10 PM Thread Starter
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I have a 2 1/2 inch lift kid on my 4 door 2016 Jeep Wrangler with 17 inch wheels. Right now I have 35” tires on and I’m looking to tone it done to something that will make it a smoother and less noisy ride. Any suggestions are helpful. I understand that removing the lift kit could help with that drastically but I don’t have the means for that at the moment , I’m in New England and the height secures my on street parking spot in the winters. Haha. Thanks again!

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post #2 of 7 Old 08-25-2021, 01:31 PM
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well that lift has nothing to do with. All Mts are noisy as they age more so. Ats are better but not like a car tire.

smooth ride is about shocks and what psi you run those 35s at. a 35x12.5x17 example on a JK will be like 29psi+- not 37 like stock. If this is the case that may be part of your issue. Shocks this about smooooth not sound......

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post #3 of 7 Old 08-26-2021, 10:32 AM
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Its all relative. What tires do you currently have? If they are a load range E Mud Terrain, then the fix is to find a load range C all terrain.

BFG AT KO2 in 315/70r17 is load range C and has good winter performance you would want in NE. If however you are already on a load C all terrain then the recommendation is tougher.

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post #4 of 7 Old 09-28-2021, 08:21 AM
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What wheels and tires does your Jeep have on?

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post #5 of 7 Old 09-28-2021, 01:25 PM
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While a harder sidewall tire (Load range D or E) will cause it to ride rougher, your springs and shocks will also. A good progressive spring for your lift and different shocks will make a world of difference too.

What manufacturers lift do you have and what shocks are on it?

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post #6 of 7 Old 09-28-2021, 02:53 PM
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I have heard OME and anything “hydro” ride well. The “nitro” are more for off-road.

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post #7 of 7 Old 10-09-2021, 04:32 PM
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Live in Nebraska and love the Goodrich AT KO2 load C. Rides nice but was great in snow last winter and was great on Colorado Jeep trails. BTW 33's is what I have been running on my 2 dr Rubicon
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