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Old 08-28-2013, 02:17 PM   #1
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My neck hurts - need coil lift kit?

Basically, I've had this 2dr for a month now. My neck still gets stiff from bobbing around on the road/highway. Will that go away eventually?

OR - should I go ahead and opt for a 2.5" coil kit and shocks (which shocks are good for soft ride?)??? Honestly. I need to know if a 2.5 coil lift will be more "plush" than the stock ride.

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this is what gives the JK a bad name....smh
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Old 08-28-2013, 02:24 PM   #5
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Is it because I have a "wussy" neck? Is it because I drive the jeep on pavement? What's the problem with trying to use my stiff neck as an excuse to put new springs on it? Maybe I'm in the wrong forum? Geesh... starting to think this "Jeep thing" is kinda like the "Harley thing".
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Old 08-28-2013, 02:25 PM   #6
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The new JK's ride like plush caddy's already - a big difference form the TJ I had.

I put in the 10A springs last week and WOW! It rides even better now.
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You don't say what year or model Jeep you have. But all Jeeps are designed for off road driving and will not ride like a limousine. A coil lift may even make it worse. Different shocks may help, but again, you have a Jeep.

Your sore neck may be because you are tensing when driving as the Jeep bounces around. Don't fight the feeling.
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Old 08-28-2013, 02:28 PM   #8
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Actually you're in one of the more tame Jeep forums.
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Old 08-28-2013, 02:31 PM   #9
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2012 Sahara 2dr. And it's black so it rides even rougher (for a JK). I don't expect a limo like ride. I know what I have, I took it for a test ride when I bought it.

All I'm trying to find out is if my neck muscles & joints will adjust in time - or if a coil lift might make the ride a little less "bobble-y".
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Old 08-28-2013, 02:36 PM   #10
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easy answer is no. ome makes a great lift that may help but jeezz man. A camry rides nice or you could always try taking the doors off n see if that helps.
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Your sore neck may be because you are tensing when driving as the Jeep bounces around.
That's probably very true. Ironic that I don't have the problem when I ride my motorcycle, even long distances. I think it's the side to side motion. Even the motorcycle has a little more plush suspension.
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unless you are just saying that to get the wife/husband to approve of lift then yes, yes it will help and so will a nice set of mud tires
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easy answer is no.
Thank you... that's what I was after.
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Actually this may sound crazy, but when I swapped from the stock SR-A's to my Duratracs, the ride actually softened up considerably. I didn't notice the jarring hits of road imperfections as much anymore.
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a nice set of mud tires
Do Duratracs count? 275/70-18
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Actually this may sound crazy, but when I swapped from the stock SR-A's to my Duratracs, the ride actually softened up considerably. I didn't notice the jarring hits of road imperfections as much anymore.
good point, you could also swap your 17/18 inch wheels for 15 inch to soften it up a bit more
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Unfortunately your lack of sidewall is not helping you (at least compared to a 15-17" wheel).
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I know... I know... but I already have 18's on there (that look fine)... and let's be honest, I'll never need to "air down" or crawl over anything bigger than a curb that's in the way. Wrong vehicle for me, maybe. But it's fun. And I want to make it work.
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You could always disco the front lol.
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Okay, so what I'm hearing is forget the springs & /shocks. Leave the levelling kit on there and just add 17" wheels and 285/70-17's and I MIGHT have a softer ride then? AND I'd be slightly cooler?
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Old 08-28-2013, 02:58 PM   #22
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Confused... not sure if serious or joking around.

You have a leveling kit? which leveling kit?
You could try the rancho 9000xl adjustable shocks and put them on 1, although I dont know how these on 1 compare to the stock shocks.
Air down the stock tires psi to 30~32 will also help a bit, if going with the 285s you can keep them at 30 psi.
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Serious... the Teraflex 2" Front, 1" Rear leveling kit. Yeah, I need to check the stock tire psi.
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Old 08-28-2013, 03:08 PM   #24
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Lifting rarely makes a Jeep ride better. I will say I drove a 2dr with same lift as a 4dr on the lot. Wanted a 2dr, but left with a 4dr because it drove like crap. Depends on your goals. I have AEV and that's supposed to be a great ride, but still not even close to being as good as my Xterra was. I'm ok with it because I didn't buy it for a nice ride.
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Air down the stock tires psi to 30~32 will also help a bit, if going with the 285s you can keep them at 30 psi.
I agree. Air down. My stock tires came with a rediculous 47lbs of air in them and the ride felt like you describe... rough and tumble. I aired down to 32 and it felt great. TPMS doesn't like it though

I'm at 26lbs in my km2's (load E) at the moment, fwiw. They came on my 10a.
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How much is your seat angled? If the top of your back isn't touching the seat then angle the seat up more. I hope you're not one of those people who attempts to lay down while driving!

Basically, your head should be a millimeter away from the headrest.
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Seat is pretty upright. Tried both upright and reclined. Found upright to be most comforable, but the headrest was intruding, so I bent it back just a tad so it wasn't literally pushing my head forward. Maybe 1/2".

I'll try lowering the tire PSI to 28 or 30 for a few days. That might be pretty telling as to whether or not a suspension or tire change will do anything for me at all.
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Do Duratracs count? 275/70-18
Those are e rated. I have the exact tire with a tf leveling kit and love the ride. My only regret is not getting 35 s and a 3" lift...
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Old 08-29-2013, 12:52 AM   #30
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See a chiropractor or one of those happy ending Taiwan massage therapists. Works everytine

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