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Old 07-08-2010, 02:38 PM   #31
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Thanks Jerry! I'll try it out and see how she runs. Lower pressure isn't going to wear my tires prematurely is it? A/T tires aren't cheap.

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Old 07-08-2010, 02:54 PM   #32
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You will actually get BETTER milage out of your tires. You will be riding on more contact patch width, so the center will not wear out as fast.

Good way to tell.......draw a chalk mark across the entire width of your tire at your current PSI. Drive in a straight line for a couple revolutions of the tire. Get out and see where the line is worn off. I am betting it is about 60% of the actual width, right down the center, and leaves the chalk mark a couple inches on the outer edges. Now air down a couple PSI and repeat until the chalk mark is touching all the way across. This will give the best TIRE WEAR. It will have a very slight detriment to the MPG though, like maybe 20 miles less to a full tank?

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Old 07-08-2010, 02:57 PM   #33
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BTW to the original poster, i've ridden in a tank and they're not that bad.
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Old 07-09-2010, 01:04 AM   #34
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Thanks for the info. I am running a 33x12.50x15LT BF Goodrich A/T. I bought my Jeep with a RC lift already installed, so I can guess from reading on the forum that airing down wont be the big fix. Granted I do not even want to open that can of worms in this thread. I'm just saying...
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Old 07-09-2010, 01:48 AM   #35
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My '97 jeep has always had the problem of an exceptionally rough ride since I bought it last September. Even the smallest of bumps on a dirt rode is accompanied by a slamming noise. The tire pressure is the last thing I ever would have suspected though. My dad swears up and down that the shock absorbers are bad based on the fact the Jeep apparently creaked when I hopped on the back bumper, but only one shock absorber has been leaking oil. Is there any easy way to confirm that the rest of them are bad?
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Old 07-11-2010, 12:33 PM   #36
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I continue to choose the air pressure for "Silver" that works for me.

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Old 09-30-2010, 07:36 PM   #37
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First..Tire pressure helped a bunch for the ride quality. Second...I threw the P.O.S. ES3000 shocks in the trash and bought some new Bilstein 5100's. WORLD OF DIFFERENCE!!
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Old 09-30-2010, 08:08 PM   #38
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god i love this forum!!! i was thinking my jeep rode really rough too and was wondering what to do about it! good quick/easy/free way to go!
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Old 10-01-2010, 11:35 AM   #39
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Mine doesn't really "smooth out" until i get into the teens, and that is too low for the corners. I run about 22 psi and it helps some, but not a ton. I have skyjacker shocks and they are too stiff unless i have the hardtop on and a bunch of gear. I'm thinking about going to bilsteins on the back to test it out (the back rides way stiffer than the front for me.

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