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Old 08-01-2010, 07:07 PM   #1
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YJ LIFT ** RIDE QUALITY ** ( or lack thereof...)

I hope I am in the right place here. I have made the mistake ( I think ) of taking my 1993 YJ to Les Schwabs and had them install a 3.5" Tuff Country
( I have dubbed it the "POGO STICK" ) lift kit.
I am looking for damage control ideas, can I put a set of OME or Skyjacker, or SOME kind of better spring on it and retain the rest of the TC kit? I dont know what springs are best, but I would like to ride around in the Jeep for a weekend without bruising my kidneys.

I have a 1992 stock YJ, I like the ride it provides and would like to be lifted with the same ride quality.
Spring over with stock springs?

Thanks in advance for input, and Happy Wheeling!!

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Old 08-01-2010, 07:16 PM   #2
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What shocks do you have in the Jeep. I had some nitrogen gas shocks and the ride was a bit rough. I installed hydraulic shocks and the ride improved greatly. I have a 4" Rough Country suspension lift by the way.

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Old 08-01-2010, 08:37 PM   #3
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I just have the shocks that came with the kit. It seems (even when I disco the sway bar)the springs are way too stiff. Shocks can help that? I tried new shocks on my pickup for the same reaon, didnt help it at all.
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Another thing I just thought of that may give a rough ride is if the bolts for the shackles were tightened before there was weight on the wheels may cause a stiff ride. When I did my kit, the instructions stated to leave the bolts loose untill you put the Jeep back onto the ground, then to torque them to 90 ft.lbs. Try that, it is a easy and free thing to check off. Good luck and let us know if that helps.

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Also give them time to break in.
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Old 08-04-2010, 08:12 AM   #6
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I have a yj with stock springs but have done some things to the springs to get about a six inch lift first swapped it to over axle second put some rear leaf spring I found at a junk yard on the front then took about three leafs out of the original front leaf springs I took off and slide two of them into the front leaf springs and one into the back kinda difficult but my ride is so smooth and I get amazing flex I'll post some pictures later today o and some taller shackles on the front I think mine are 4 inch
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Old 08-11-2010, 08:46 PM   #7
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Superlift Softride Springs, their entire kit is under $550 w/ shocks, best riding all leaf suspension available

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