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Old 03-05-2013, 11:22 PM   #1
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93 riding rough

93 with a shackel lift, need to get a smoother ride for on road travel, running 31 inch tires what would anyone recommend for a solution?

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Old 03-06-2013, 12:31 AM   #2

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Is there such a thing as a smooth ride in this vintage of jeep? I have a 92 that my son drives and it is like a buckboard compared to my 08s. The JK has really good road manners. The YJ? Now that is whole different animal.


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Old 03-06-2013, 01:10 AM   #3

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Raise it up on jack stands. Loosen your shackle bolts and replace the nuts with nylon locking nuts sometimes called nyloks. Put the nuts on snug. Lower to the ground and flex it by jumping on bumpers or take itt arouynd the block and run over the curbs. Back home retorque to 45 ft/lbs and see if that helps. The shackles may have been tightened before the suspension was settled and they may be too tight to let them move like they are supposed to when the suspension is flexed.

Now here is some advice that will darw all the flies you can get too this thread. Trac bars front and back remove and save the hardware. That way if you don't like it or feel unsafe driving it you can reinstall them. You will find that it will ride considerably better.
When going out wheeling when you stop to air down you will also need sway bar disconnects. There are many types you can buy or build.
The sway bar should only be disocnnected for pure off road use. It has a safety purpose for on road driving.

Airing down to wheel off road is another smooth thing foor the YJ. You can go with dropping down to 15-20 lbs off road to let the tires flex better and it gives you better traction and is great for sand. Don't know about mudding not much of that here in the desert.

Take it one step at time and don't cut anything up that you don't have to so you can reinstall at your preference.
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Old 03-08-2013, 10:44 PM   #4
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Thankyou for your advice i will try that asap.
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Old 03-09-2013, 01:00 AM   #5
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I took my front sway bar completely off and that helped smooth out the ride. I know you're "not supposed to" but so far I have seen nothing wrong with it. The sway bar makes the ride really stiff, especially if the sway bar links are stock on a lifted vehicle
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X2 on the track bars. First free mod anyone should do.

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