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Old 02-21-2008, 09:15 PM   #1
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Lift with out bouncy ride?

I have a 2005 TJ SE. have added Rubi springs/shocks, also Rubiwheels w/ BFG's AT TA's 245/75-16 (But NO stickers). Got about an inch with that, but need(would like) another 1", or 1 1/2". Tried the 1 1/2" rubber spacers from JC Whitney they gave it the lift(looks great), but ride was "jitterbug". What do you guys recomm.. Want it a little higher but same ride quality. Am I dreaming?

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Old 02-21-2008, 09:30 PM   #2
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1.25" BL. Then a 6" LA with 37's. That'll give ya hieght

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Old 02-21-2008, 09:57 PM   #3
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First, like many areas, prepare by reading not less than 1000 posts on lift suspensions for TJ's. After the first 700-800 you will begin to have a hunch as to what is proper for you. Search multiple fora.

Second, be aware that virtually every responder will have a strong opinion.

Third, in reading about the geometry of suspensions, you will divine - though you may have already - that a controllable and smooth ride is achievable when the control arms are as low an acute angle as can be established. Which, of course, (among other more technical reasons) is why long arm suspensions provide a very smooth ride.
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the bounce is most likely coming from the really stiff rubi springs, however it can probabaly be eliminated by some good shocks like OME or others
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I have a 2005 TJ SE. have added Rubi springs/shocks, also Rubiwheels w/ BFG's AT TA's 245/75-16 (But NO stickers). Got about an inch with that, but need(would like) another 1", or 1 1/2". Tried the 1 1/2" rubber spacers from JC Whitney they gave it the lift(looks great), but ride was "jitterbug". What do you guys recomm.. Want it a little higher but same ride quality. Am I dreaming?
Did you change your shocks when you added the poly spacers? Also when you say "jitterbug" do you mean the ride is harsh or are you saying it doesn't drive as well (steering)?

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the bounce is most likely coming from the really stiff rubi springs, however it can probabaly be eliminated by some good shocks like OME or others
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Old 02-22-2008, 12:26 PM   #6
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if the rubi shocks lifted your jeep somewhat.. and also with the bb spacers.. you might need to add a few washers to the bolts on the skid plate.. do a minor tc drop.. and also.. if you got new shocks that arent worth a darn.. then that could be your problem too.. also if you have stock shocks.. id look into replacing them.. RE monotubes are pretty nice
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Old 02-22-2008, 12:49 PM   #7
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If your ride is harsh/stiff(you hit a bump and rattle your teeth) you might look at changing your swaybar links on the front- I learned this first hand put my lift on and the ride was crap! disconnected the swaybar(thats a Trip trick lol) and ride was great! extended quick discos are ordered!!!!!!!
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Old 02-22-2008, 01:12 PM   #8
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Shocks are your problem, not springs. You likely had RE's least-expensive twin-tube shocks installed which are well known as VERY stiff riding. To cure that, you could either upgrade to RE's monotubes, or switch over to something like Skyjacker's Hydros (NOT their Nitros).

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