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Old 08-07-2014, 12:11 PM   #1
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2014 JKU Rubicon offroad

Hi all, think this is my first post here (maybe not) but have been reading for a long time, have previously owned a 97 TJ which I took off road quite a bit.

Have a new 2014 JKU Rubicon that went off road for the first time yesterday and I'm wondering about the ride. It seemed the longer on the trail the softer the suspension got to a point where it was hitting the stops when ever it encountered much of a hole or rock, body roll was what I considered excessive. It seemed as if the shocks got hot and lost their ability to control the suspension. Has anyone else seen this? I would have thought the Rubi would not have an issue like this under slow, trail riding conditions but since it does, what is the best things to change to make it ride good, yet handle the off road part like it should?

Thanks for your input.

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Old 08-07-2014, 03:06 PM   #2
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Old 08-07-2014, 05:32 PM   #3
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Mine did fine when I took it about half a day of trails. I'm used to CJs and have never had sway bar disconnects. It was definitely a different feel not having a sway bar through some stuff. I wonder if that's what you are experiencing.
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Old 08-07-2014, 06:43 PM   #4
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That is kind of interesting, I have had several jeeps and had to push them a little to get to those shaded places, my current JKUR just sort of walks to those places now, it is a softer ride for sure but that just makes it more comfortable and less stress on components. Take a flashlight to the shocks and front components and make sure installed correctly, nothing loose or not connected. Best I got.
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