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Old 05-06-2011, 10:20 AM   #1
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Lifted 92 yj with 33's bouncing

Okay so I haven't rode in many other wranglers and I don't know what the "normal" bounce is, but when I hit the smallest bump in the road I fly out of the seat (okay that may be an exaggeration... But you get the point) it is terrible but I'm sure I only have like a 2.5 inch lift with newer Rancho shocks and just by looking, kind of new leaf springs. At first it was really bad, when I didn't have a spare tire on the tailgate, but now I have a huge 35 inch tire that weighs down the rear end so some bumps are less bumpy. How do I improve my ride without spending 100's on shocks and stuff. Thanks for the help!
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Old 05-06-2011, 10:45 AM   #2
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first thing I would check would be tire pressure-maybe a little high for a light weight Jeep-the tires for us are generally made for full size trucks/ SUV-so if filled to "max inflated pressure" kinda like a basket ball. I have 31s on a TJ and run 2bout 26-28psi

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you may want to really take a good look at those springs.....if by chance you have the factory springs, even of they look good, they are tired and ready to be changed out. also, if you're getting a lot of jump up front, you may want to look into a steering stabilizer.

mine jumps all over the place but i know my springs are so bad they frown now and the shocks are god only knows how old. expecting a great improvment when i get my new lift installed.

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and by the way, that's a pretty sweet looking jeep!
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Old 05-07-2011, 08:24 AM   #4
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if you really want to bounce take out the rear shocks...
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Old 05-07-2011, 09:30 AM   #5
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Few things, as stated check your air pressure. Then make sure the shocks are not leaking. Then make sure your shackle bolts are not over tight, which means the leafs will not move as they should. Also if you have the RS5000 shocks they ride harder than other shocks.
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Old 05-08-2011, 09:24 PM   #6
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I just put a 2.5'' rough country lift on mine and I bounce all over hell too.I think i'll lower my tire pressure a bit(never thought of that).I tightened everything according to th instructions that came with the lift,how tight should i have made them?
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This is the most annoying thing about my jeep. I have found the loosening the shackle bolts because my shackles were locked up tight. I actually had to spray the @#$% out of them with WD40 and have my buddies jump on the bumper to free them. Its still bumpy but it helped.
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first thing I would check would be tire pressure-maybe a little high for a light weight Jeep-the tires for us are generally made for full size trucks/ SUV-so if filled to "max inflated pressure" kinda like a basket ball. I have 31s on a TJ and run 2bout 26-28psi
yep..even 30 or 32 but probably not any higher
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Old 11-14-2012, 08:02 PM   #9
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Going to loosen up the shackles on the sons '92 and replace nuts with nylock to be sure they stay put.... hoping to take some of the stiffness out of his ride. Is there some way to lubricate the springs themselves on these to slide and move easier??
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Yes all of the above. Lower your tire pressure 2 pounds at a time (mine 28lbs). Loosen the shackle bolts and flex the suspension. First jack each wheel and loosen the bolts then dwonjack and see if they even move. If so do all four and cycle the suspension, jump up and down on the bumpers drive it around the block over a curb or two and retorque to 45 ft/lbs. Yes check the shocks for leaking but if they are good as 4Jeepn said this particular brand is stiffer than others. Then realize you have leaf springs and they have always ridden a little rough.

When I trail I air down and it makes all the difference in the world so you may be surprised how little it takes to soften up the ride.
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Old 11-14-2012, 10:01 PM   #11
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New suspension lifts can take a bit to "break-in" the arched springs. Make sure those shackle bolts aren't too tight. i had that issue. It was like driving a rodeo bull. Loosened up the shackles and it smoothed right out.
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Old 11-15-2012, 09:02 PM   #12
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Got your answer!!!!

I have a 90 YJ 2.5'' R/E and had a hell of a bounce!! Had a set of boomerang shackle (3/4 lift) laying around for almost a year,OMG had them put on and the ride is sooooooooo much better!!!! And E-bay they were like $80
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I have a 90 YJ 2.5'' R/E and had a hell of a bounce!! Had a set of boomerang shackle (3/4 lift) laying around for almost a year,OMG had them put on and the ride is sooooooooo much better!!!! And E-bay they were like $80
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