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Old 02-01-2012, 06:15 PM   #1
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YJ Rough Ride

I have a 93 YJ with a 2 1/2 (maybe 3?) inch Pro Comp lift installed before I bought it. Tires are 31X10 50's. The ride is terrible. Beating me and the Jeep to death. I've been told I need to change springs. Need help!! Any advise?

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Old 02-01-2012, 06:51 PM   #2
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Change your springs?

I have a 3.5" lift, was made by Dick Cepek, and isint available any more, it rides like a tank, but im used to it.
Main reason im leaving it as is, the springs are military wrapped, and I plan on swapping out for Waggy springs and shackles later....
Then Ill take theese springs and pop them on a flip Wrangler in the future (I flip cars for side cash).

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Are the Trac bars still hooked up? If they are unhook them... I have a rancho lift and it rode like a covered wagon... I have a lot better ride now...
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Are the Trac bars still hooked up? If they are unhook them... I have a rancho lift and it rode like a covered wagon... I have a lot better ride now...
Does unhooking these create problems? I thought no trac bar meant "death wobble"
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I have had no problems at all... Do a search on the site... many have done it... It really made a difference on my Jeep..
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Old 02-01-2012, 07:54 PM   #6
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I changed out PO 4" rough country for 5" BDS springs and jeep rides sooo much better. Also no trac bar or sway bars 35" tires no death wobble
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Old 02-03-2012, 08:24 PM   #7
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I unhooked the track bars but can't get the bolt out of the frame side. Probably a stupid question, but can I leave them unhooked on one end?? I'm also replacing the E-3000 Pro Comp shocks for Skyjacker Hydros.
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Old 02-11-2012, 07:29 PM   #8
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Changed shocks today from Pro Comp E 3000 to Skyjacker Hydro's. Made a huge difference!! Glad I didn't buy springs. This was cheaper. Thanks for the help!!
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Still got the shocks ? Want to sell them ? I am installing 2.5" Pro Comp springs
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Something else you can check on the springs only takes a few minutes. Crack the mount bolts in the shackles and retorque to 45 ft/lbs with a good torqu wrench. This will make sure they haven't been overtorqued and will flex when required.
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take off trac bars and sway bar. other than that.... buy a tj... or a jk...
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Still got the shocks ? Want to sell them ? I am installing 2.5" Pro Comp springs
I do still have the shocks. Pro Comp 3000's. Shipping might be expensive. PM me if interested.
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Old 09-15-2012, 11:07 AM   #13
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Still got the shocks ? Want to sell them ? I am installing 2.5" Pro Comp springs
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Old 09-15-2012, 11:42 AM   #14
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Something else you can check on the springs only takes a few minutes. Crack the mount bolts in the shackles and retorque to 45 ft/lbs with a good torqu wrench. This will make sure they haven't been overtorqued and will flex when required.
I took off my track bars & sway bar last week & it's still rides really rough.
So, just re-torque the bolts for the springs?
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All the bolts that are attached to the springs. They actually let the springs cycle when they need to. Some have changed the shackles and the bolts to ones thaat you can grease just to make sure they are cycling which gives a much smoother ride. If you are having trouble with the ride you may even remove them one at a time and clean up the rust and grease the bolts befor eyou reinstall. With as old as these mighty Wranglers are there is a lot of rust and PO neglect that casue all kind of issues one is with the ride quality.
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Thanks Chief, I'll give it a try.
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I went from Pro Comp to BDS with greasable shackles and was amazed at the better ride quality, like joker said shackles that don't move = shitty ride
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Old 09-15-2012, 12:12 PM   #18
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What about the shackle bolts to the frame, should they be tight or torqued to 30 ft lbs?
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Torque the same as shackles.
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Thanks Charley
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Old 10-04-2012, 08:57 PM   #21
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Shocks on my 1995 YJ

Can Someone please Recommend what shocks to use on my 1995 YJ with a 4.5" lift. I'ver Heard OME and Bilsteins are the best ones to use. Is that a fact?

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