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Old 08-15-2014, 04:56 PM   #1
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Traction problems

My jeep was awesome in the sand. Could go to the beach and never have to put it in 4x4. I had rough country 4"lift. I replaced the rough country coil springs with rubicon express 4.5". It actually lifted it about 1.5"! I also replaced the shocks with bilstien 5100s. The other day I got stuck in sand. It's like it's not getting any traction in sand .. Like it's way too light in the rear. Could it be because the springs are too stiff? The only thing I changed was the springs and shocks. I'm running bfg all terrain 35x12.50.

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Old 08-15-2014, 05:10 PM   #2
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To me it sounds like if you have limited slip in the rear and it stopped working

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Old 08-15-2014, 06:11 PM   #3
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Did you change the air pressure in your tires?
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Old 08-15-2014, 06:12 PM   #4
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Negative, both rear tires spinning.
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Old 08-15-2014, 07:00 PM   #5
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Air pressure is the same. I'm pretty sure I got the wrong shocks. I just checked the specs on the shocks. 15" collapsed and 25" extended. I just put a tape measure on them now and they are at 22" with the jeep parked on a level surface. Wtf
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Old 08-15-2014, 07:33 PM   #6
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with all other things being equal, I wonder if your problem stems from your increased amount of anti-squat resulting from those taller springs.
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Old 08-15-2014, 07:42 PM   #7
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Just shift into 4 wheel dr if its a weight bias problem any lost traction on the back will be regained on the front as the jeep still weighs the same.
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Old 08-15-2014, 07:44 PM   #8
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with all other things being equal, I wonder if your problem stems from your increased amount of anti-squat resulting from those taller springs.
Yeah I think you're right about that. The back is a few inches higher then the front also

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