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Old 06-06-2013, 06:33 PM   #1
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Question lift ride???????

How hard of a ride should I expect from my lift? I purchased a set of heavy duty 3.5 leaf springs by superlift with 4 " shackles and added RoughCountry N2 Series shocks . I feel like I am about to drive my head through the rollbars . It seems to bounce a lot,should it? If I go over a lot of potholes it's smooth but a ripple in the road and it sends you flying. It was not this hard of a ride before I did this can I smooth the ride?????

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Old 06-06-2013, 06:48 PM   #2
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When you tighten your shackle and spring bolts was the jeep sitting on the ground or up on jack stands? What did you torque them down to? Track bar still hooked up?

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Track bars still on? You might notice a difference if you take hem off.
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Old 06-07-2013, 01:09 PM   #4
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its a short wheelbase vehicle, lifted with big tires. its always going to be a little bouncy, do what the others have said as well as adjusting tire pressure.
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Old 06-07-2013, 03:07 PM   #5
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Grease the Leaf spring bolts as well. But it does sound like you over tightened everything. If you got the cash get the Grade 8 bolts with grease fittings on them to make it easier in the future. And yeah, toss your track bars.
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Old 06-07-2013, 03:17 PM   #6
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That's how heavy duty springs ride, very bouncy, soft valved shocks help a little but not much. Best ride for me is the stock springs with spring over lift but the spring wear out fast, I did a lot of things to mine till I eventually went coilover long arm suspension, very happy with the results but its costly
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Old 06-07-2013, 06:37 PM   #7
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Rykemc ,The jeep was in the air when I socked them down as tight as I could. I also did not torque them. I attached the springs first and then put in the axle did I do this wrong?? Overkillyj should I not have put every thing on very tight?
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you should have only had the spring and shackle bolts finger tight, then set it on the ground, and torque the bolts to 45 ft lbs or so
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with the jeep sitting on the ground loosen the shackles , both at the spring and frame then torque to 45lbs. like others posted, get rid of the track bars. also, what tire pressure are you running?
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Old 06-07-2013, 07:29 PM   #10
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beat me. LOL
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never heard about the tires being at operating temp but I guess it wouldn't hurt. heres a link to the test.
How to Chalk Tires | eHow
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Yeah my father in law was helping me put in some springs and I had to tell him to stop tightening them all the way with an impact gun. He still thinks I am wrong. You will know if they are too tight though, it is like driving down railroad tracks. They absorb nothing because the cant flex like they are supposed to if they are too tight. It pretty much stops the suspension from moving at all.

X's2 on the tire chalking. That is a must. NEVER fill your tires to the max on the side.
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sorry, I posted tire info on wrong thread.
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Old 06-07-2013, 09:37 PM   #16
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sorry, I posted tire info on wrong thread.
HA. I didnt even realize someone posted something in the wrong thread. But tire [ressure changes the ride as well, so it fit.
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you should have only had the spring and shackle bolts finger tight, then set it on the ground, and torque the bolts to 45 ft lbs or so
Well I will be doin this tomorrow. . . I put on my 2.5 susp lift nad sounds like I did it wrong. AND...... it rides like complete crap. I know its a jeep, but it is riding so bad that I cant keep constant pressure on the accelorator. It bounces all over. I did put the jeep on the ground first but I also tightened all the bolts as tight as I coulf get them.

Thanks for the help guys
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Old 06-07-2013, 10:20 PM   #18
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My jeep rode pretty crappy with 4.5 RE sua springs and RE shocks. Even with the shackle bolts loose. You cant expect much from a short jeep with high arched springs.

It drives awesome now though.
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My jeep rode pretty crappy with 4.5 RE sua springs and RE shocks. Even with the shackle bolts loose. You cant expect much from a short jeep with high arched springs.

It drives awesome now though.
I see your signature says you have an AX5 with 37's. You still have 5th gear? I lost mine with 31's before swapping in an AX15.
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I see your signature says you have an AX5 with 37's. You still have 5th gear? I lost mine with 31's before swapping in an AX15.
As in can i use it? or is it broken?

Never use it but it works fine. My tranny shifts smooth no issues. I do not powershift or bang gears with it.
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Old 06-08-2013, 09:19 AM   #21
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I want to Thank everyone for the info. Ya I really socked down every bolt so they wouldn't loosen. And it does feel like i'm driving down rail road tracks. So today if it stop's raining i'll get under it and loosen them up and torque them to 45 lbs.I do still have the track bars in it also my tires are 31's and running them with 40 lbs of pressure. I always sock bolt down I'm always afraid of forgetting to tighten them and some thing falling out. I once for got to tighten my older brothers front tire and he was driving down the road and it feel off (hee,hee,) definitely was not happy about chasing his tire down the road.
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Tire pressures need to come down in the low 30s. But more importantly the bolts that hold the springs and shackles in place need to be loosened so when called for the springs can flex and that will cause the shackles to move. You will definitely notice a difference.

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