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Old 05-15-2011, 04:44 PM
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new jeeper lneed some help

I am pretty new to jeepin but want to do a little more to my jeep. I have a 4" fabtech suspension lift and runnin 285/75416 tires ( I got it done at les schwab so i am not sure exactly which one it is, but it doesnt have the front disco's) so i am gunna make my own. i have read up on some ones that you can make pretty cheap and easy so i am going to do that. also the ride is pretty rough and throws me around while just driving down the street. i feel just about everything on the road...any idea what i might need to do to fix that problem? at first i thoungt it was just the new lift but i have put about 5,000 miles on it and it still rides the same. I have Mountain ryder extreme foam cell shocks which i couldnt find much reviews on but could be the problem? any suggestions on what shocks to get? also i dont get much flex which i am thinkin is just cuz i dont have the disco's yet, right? any input would help. i just am not getting at all what i expected out of the lift and tires and it is kind of dissapointing
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Old 05-15-2011, 05:11 PM   #2
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Cheapest fix first. What PSI are you running? Over-inflated tires can cause a rough, hard ride and shake other suspension parts loose at the same time. You probably want to run those at about 28-30.

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Old 05-15-2011, 07:04 PM   #3
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Adjust your tire pressure first as JDs said. I'm not familiar with the spring rate of Fabtech springs but from the looks of the 2nd pic, my bet would be the shocks are way to stiff, probably why there weren't many reviews. Old Man Emu shocks are great, that's all I can recommend because that's all I have experience with. I've heard Rancho 9000 and Skyjacker Hydros are good also.
I'd personally stay away from the "cheap disco" option. I've had cheap discos in the past that liked to spit out the pins and break on curvy roads...thats no fun! Do it right and spend the $150 for JKS Quicker discos, you'll be very happy with how easy they are to use, plus they come with bar pins to hold them on the frame when disconnected, no bun-jee cords needed. Your front end flex will be greatly increased, so watch out for tire/fender clearance, as well as brake line length, and in some cases, aftermarket front trac bars will hit the diff at full flex.
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well my dad is a machinist and has been for the last 30 years so i was going to have him make me some. i think they will hold up well. i checked my tire pressure and they were at 33 psi.. i will try bringin them down to somewhere between 28 and 30 and see if that makes a difference. as for the shocks....any one got any other input on the shocks? those three are the ones that i have heard most about and which OME shocks would you suggest? and do they just go by size of the lift or what?
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