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post #1 of 21 Old 02-09-2011, 09:09 AM Thread Starter
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Riding in my jeep is very rough. You feel every single bump you go over. Should I replace the shocks? I am also interested in a lift kit. Which would work better? Any advice would be great thanks.

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post #2 of 21 Old 02-09-2011, 09:14 AM
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Decide if you want a lift and what type of wheeling you want it for,then get your shock absorbers.What your feeling right now could be a number of things not knowing the condition of your suspension but probably a shock issue.What shocks are on there now?
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It's the tube bumper.
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Check the air pressure in your tires.
Stock tires should be around 29/30.
Anything larger should be less.

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post #5 of 21 Old 02-09-2011, 09:39 AM
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Funny, i havent been on here in 6 months and I see I havent missed a thing. Same old posts, rough ride and lift kit questions. Its been a year now since I intsalled my RC 4" lift with the upgrade 2.2 shocks (upgrade my ***) and it still rides as rough as ever. I should have left it alone. If it werent for the $1200 i spent in new Mickey Thompson 35's i'd take the lift out and put it back to stock. I think my problem is the shocks. I'm going to replace the RC shocks with a set of Bilsteins and see if that helps.
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Funny, i havent been on here in 6 months and I see I havent missed a thing. Same old posts, rough ride and lift kit questions. Its been a year now since I intsalled my RC 4" lift with the upgrade 2.2 shocks (upgrade my ***) and it still rides as rough as ever. I should have left it alone. If it werent for the $1200 i spent in new Mickey Thompson 35's i'd take the lift out and put it back to stock. I think my problem is the shocks. I'm going to replace the RC shocks with a set of Bilsteins and see if that helps.
Buy the Zone offroad hydro shocks and you will be happy for a cheap price.I had all RC stuff (2.2 also)and switched to Zone because of the reviews and the fact they are owned by the same company that does BDS.I couldn't be happier.I went with the 35" KM2's for $189 mounted and balanced because my favorite Mickey Thompson MTZ's were $239 each mounted and balanced.Bilstein are nice for a good price and everyone's opinions vary so much.My neighbor has a 2" lift and OME shocks and I can't tell any difference from Skyjacker hydro shocks.
p.s. Any 4" short arm lift is not going to ride really good.
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you drive a jeep its not gonna ride like a caddy
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you drive a jeep its not gonna ride like a caddy
Exactly. I've rode in Jeeps with the high dollar shocks and springs(not LA's)and they still rode like Jeeps.I love how people on here say if you spend $4000 for a 3" lift it will ride like your wife's Lexus.I HAVE NEVER been in ANY Jeep that rode like a car(even stock).
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jeeps are meant to be able to go anywhere!!! now getting there comfortably is a whole different story
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post #10 of 21 Old 02-09-2011, 10:50 AM
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Its sometimes the suspension, sometimes the tires, but mostly a short wheel base and old school design is what makes jeeps ride rough, that is def a jeep thing

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Buy the Zone offroad hydro shocks and you will be happy for a cheap price.I had all RC stuff (2.2 also)and switched to Zone because of the reviews and the fact they are owned by the same company that does BDS.I couldn't be happier.I went with the 35" KM2's for $189 mounted and balanced because my favorite Mickey Thompson MTZ's were $239 each mounted and balanced.Bilstein are nice for a good price and everyone's opinions vary so much.My neighbor has a 2" lift and OME shocks and I can't tell any difference from Skyjacker hydro shocks.
p.s. Any 4" short arm lift is not going to ride really good.
Boogieman, did you change everthing to zone or just the shocks? Do you remember how much the shocks were? Last time I checked Quadratec had the Bilsteins for $75 each. Haven't bought shocks individually for a long time so don't know if that's high or not.
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Exactly. I've rode in Jeeps with the high dollar shocks and springs(not LA's)and they still rode like Jeeps.I love how people on here say if you spend $4000 for a 3" lift it will ride like your wife's Lexus.I HAVE NEVER been in ANY Jeep that rode like a car(even stock).
What do you mean a Jeep won't ride over a Lexus? I mean Ride like a Lexus
The RC shocks are one of the terrible shocks out there. My Fabtech shocks give me a rough ride. But I have them for my wheelin' habits. If money isn't a big issue get a set of adjustable shocks. Dial in how soft you want them.

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post #13 of 21 Old 02-09-2011, 12:00 PM
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your springs may be sagged out. my stock ones where sagging almost 2" and my stock shocks wheren't too well off either.
it still rides rough, but it doesn't brake dive anymore.

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RC 4" lift with the upgrade 2.2 shocks (upgrade my ***) and it still rides as rough as ever. ... I think my problem is the shocks.
yes, it is most likely your shocks.

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you drive a jeep its not gonna ride like a caddy
Oh brother.
True, but it doesn't have to ride like 58 Studebaker garbage truck either.
Properly setup suspension with the right shocks and the ride can be better than many cars. (An no, it won't drive like a car, but it can at least be a smooth ride.)

Post #2 and #13 have good info, check into those things.

and Bilsteins are awesome.


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Yeah i totally agree it is going to always ride like a jeep and i love my jeep. It just sounds like i dropped from 10 feet in the air when i go over a little pot hole. Thank you all for your advice.

What would the tube bumper have to do with it?
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