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Old 06-21-2007, 01:49 PM   #1
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When did smoother rides start?

Hi there,

I'm interested in buying a used jeep. I know they have improved the rough ride they used to be known for but I don't what year they started making them with a smoother ride.

Also, what is the known mileage they can get up to (pre-overhaul)?

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Old 06-21-2007, 01:50 PM   #2
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my 2006 tj was as stiff as my old 1999 tj (before i modified it).

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Old 06-21-2007, 01:56 PM   #3
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????HWAY???

So none post-2000 have a smoother ride? What did you have to do to modify it?
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Old 06-21-2007, 01:57 PM   #4
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A tj rides a little better than a yj because it's coil over set up.A tj is 1997-2006 If you want a smooth riding car don't get a jeep.
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If you want a smooth riding car don't get a jeep.


if you want a smooth riding offroader, buy a jeep and install an OME suspension...
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Old 06-21-2007, 02:01 PM   #6
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That's something else I wanted to ask: what are the main differences to the TJ, YJ...? Can anyone sum up easliy?
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Get a TJ with a long arm lift and OME suspension.
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yj: leaf springs, square headlights

tj: coil springs, round headlight.

i had a YJ and two TJs. in my opinion the TJ is much more comfortable and better if you want to use it as a daily driver.
but most of the people with YJs say that the TJ is for girls and not a real jeep.



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Old 06-21-2007, 02:09 PM   #9
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because it's coil over set up.
This is a COILOVER:



This is a TJ COIL SPRING:
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Old 06-21-2007, 02:13 PM   #10
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I here the new JK rides almost as good as a Hummer.
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Old 06-21-2007, 02:16 PM   #11
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Cool. I have something similar in my night table :-O
Thanks ya'll!
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Old 06-21-2007, 02:17 PM   #12
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I here the new JK rides almost as good as a Hummer.
then it canß´t be good. last time i was wheeling i had top pull a H2 out of the mud for three times...
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Old 06-21-2007, 02:20 PM   #13
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wait a minute.. what is the diff between a wrangler and a TJ?
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Old 06-21-2007, 02:23 PM   #14
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Cool. I have something similar in my night table :-O
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Old 06-21-2007, 02:25 PM   #15
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wait a minute.. what is the diff between a wrangler and a TJ?
A TJ is a Wrangler produced from 97-06
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what about putting a long arm lift and OME suspension on an old 1997 TJ? Will that still make the ride as good as a 2000+ TJ?

Also, how is a CJ different from the others?

Woo-hooo!!!! I'm getting really juiced to buy one now!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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longarms with relocated mount points aren´t necessary with an OME lift.
i would do that only with +4" of lift.

only OME springs and shocks make the ride much better and smoother. some adjustable CAs make it a bit better on the road and much better off teh road.

if you drive on the road´most the time and only sometimes off the road this wil be enough:
http://northridge4x4.com/proddetail....=OME-25-HDLIFT
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Old 06-21-2007, 02:50 PM   #18
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A TJ didn't change much between 97-06.. Most suspension systems for a TJ will work on any year 97-06.

A CJ is a Wrangler from 55-87, being different model changes throughout the years, CJ5/6/7/8 all had some differences, but looked pretty much the same

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Old 06-21-2007, 04:52 PM   #19
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This is a COILOVER:



This is a TJ COIL SPRING:
I don't know while I put coil over I wasn't thinking right.:chair:
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If ride quality is a high priority for you, but you still have to have a Wrangler, then I would suggest going with the new 2007 Wrangler Unlimited 4 door. The extra wheelbase gives it a smoother ride. Personally I think it rides the best out of all of the wrangler years.

Now if you're looking for something a little less harsh on the wallet, then I would look at a Wrangler TJ, which is a 1997-2006 Wrangler. They use coil springs instead of a leaf spring suspension and it is a bit better, however it'll still rattle your kidneys after a while.

The best advice I can give you is to go out and take a bunch of test drives to find the right Wrangler for you, since everyone's opinion is different.
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or you can pick up one of these bad boys and put trail rated stickers on it.
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Hey - I had one of those as a first car! But it was white... amazing little thing. The motor in it would take all kinds of beatings and keep on running. But when my parents loaned it to a cousin, he treated it like shit and gave it back when it wouldn't run... SOB.
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Old 06-21-2007, 09:35 PM   #23
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i do have to admit i wouldnt mind test driving one of those clown cars myself.
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They may look small, but are pretty damn roomy for thier size.
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Old 06-21-2007, 09:58 PM   #25
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the smooth riding jeep years are 2000 or newer BMW or Mercedes


the new jk is a little smoother than the tj but the tj is just fine for comforts just remember its not a car and will not ride like a car

my 03 f150 rides rougher than my jeep and the jeep is more enjoyable to drive (just my opinion)

but for long trips the wifes beamer is the way to go
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but for long trips the wifes beamer is the way to go
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But it's very hard to take the doors off!!!
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I here the new JK rides almost as good as a Hummer.
Having just driven an H3 for a week, that ain't saying a whole hell of a lot about the JK!
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But it's very hard to take the doors off!!!
I do like driving top less and door less

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