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Old 04-13-2012, 06:39 PM   #1
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Improve steering and ride/BMW like

I know there are a lot of threads but my question for for those of you who have experience with this. I want to improve my steering and ride quality like everyone does. What should I do other than what I recently installed? I know SYE and control arms all around but is that it? I am talking on road ride.

I recently installed the following: 3" BDS springs,Fox 2.0 shocks,JKS front and rear adjustable trackbars, BD MML and JKS BL.

I am contemplating getting the Foz shocks revalved because I dont notice a huge difference over my old shitty Procomps unfortuantely..

Thanks as always everyone!

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Old 04-13-2012, 06:49 PM   #2
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Buy a BMW ...problem solved!

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Old 04-13-2012, 07:01 PM   #3
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Go with JJ control arms, not sure what you are running but if it's anything different the quality is not there. Savvy offroad sells the fox shocks that have been revalved for the TJ. It would be a complete guessing game for you but they have already done that. They also sell the currie coil springs that have a different spring rate that is a little more diled in for the tj. Make sure that your tires are properly inflated. Lastly if you want it to ride like a BMW, then you best go buy one because that is not what a jeep is set up.
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Old 04-13-2012, 07:52 PM   #5
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Steering: Tight steering box, good beefy linkage and track bar, proper geometry. Most importantly, you don't want play or deflection anywhere, especially the track bar. That directly translates to play in the steering wheel.

Control arms: Again with deflection. Rubber bushings deflect which causes a mushy ride and doesn't allow the shocks and springs do be 100% effective. The tighter the link ends are and the less deflection you're dealing with, the more precise your rig will be and the more it'll feel like you want it to. The best way to achieve the above is pretty simple--Currie JJ's at all ends. Combine that with good springs, good gas-charged shocks and good sway bars at both ends and that's exactly how I'd describe it: BMW/Audi-like. I used to drive an A4 so I'm pretty familiar with that kind of car.
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Jeeps use solid axles front and rear. There's a reason why practically no other vehicle does this, and it ain't because it's patented...

The things previously mentioned in this thread may very well "improve" handling, but don't expect a 1930s technology solid-axle vehicle to handle as if it has modern independent suspension.
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Jeeps use solid axles front and rear. There's a reason why practically no other vehicle does this, and it ain't because it's patented...

The things previously mentioned in this thread may very well "improve" handling, but don't expect a 1930s technology solid-axle vehicle to handle as if it has modern independent suspension.
Don't doubt or assume until you've ridden or driven something like I'm talking about. It's not as out of the question as you think.
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Ok, I'll bite. What kind of handling performance results are you claiming you can produce on a TJ?

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