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Old 12-10-2009, 11:32 PM   #1
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Ride better?

So I bought my jeep with a 4" RC suspension lift on it and on quite sure it has the lowest quality shocks that came with the lift on it... I wa t to get a errrr rise out of the keep, should I first replace the shocks and to Which series/type?

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whats your budget?

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Old 12-10-2009, 11:57 PM   #3
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you a little tired when you wrote this? missing some letters and totally wrote the wrong word = )

But what are some shocks which would give me better ride? my Fabtech ones blow.
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Old 12-11-2009, 11:19 PM   #4
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Lol no it's this stupid iPhone that misspells words way to often.. I surf the web at work , gettin paid haha..

My budget is really 300 or so but anything to dampen this harsh bumpy stiff feeling... Thinking about getting adjustable trac arm too, heard it's a must with this kit installed on my vehicle.. I bought it like this; the trac bar isn't included in the 300 ; 300 is for shocks .. But will spend more if necessary; is gas reservoirs best ? Mostly do street driving and some trail but not top often
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Old 12-11-2009, 11:49 PM   #5
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IMO OME shocks are the best you can buy.
I would install OME long travel shocks.

Rough Country...You get what you pay for...
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If your not wheeling hard there's no need for resi shocks. Ome would be the best bang for your buck. There not the best but there good
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Old 12-13-2009, 11:35 PM   #7
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I see... I'll ask the local shop what he thinks. He's very fair and doesn't try to Jack ppl around; Ome as in mopar shocks?
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Old 12-13-2009, 11:36 PM   #8
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O and btw I boughtthe tj with the lift installed lol if I was starting from scratch wouldve did long arm all te way
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At least one of RC's shocks are known as having a bone-jarring ride but first, precisely what tire pressure is in your tires? Tire jocks are well known for over-inflating tire by airing them up to the air pressure molded onto the sidewall which is never correct. That sidewall PSI is only the tire's maximum safe psi to be used only when the tire is maxed out on the weight it's carrying. Your tires are carrying no more than perhaps 50% of that so your tire pressure should be nowhere near the psi given on the sidewall. Overinflated tires can turn a good riding vehicle into a buckboard wagon.
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Old 12-14-2009, 12:25 PM   #10
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Do you have Rough Country's performance 2.2 series shocks? These shocks have had many positive reviews on another Jeep forum. They ride significantly different and better compared to the non 2.2 shocks.

The performance 2.2 series shocks should be an affordable upgrade for you. Else, I'd consider Skyjacker Hydros - also in your price range.
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Old 12-14-2009, 09:40 PM   #12
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Aha ok Ima check on which shocks... I know they are white and have rough country on them..As for the tire pressure I just had the off road shop rotate and rebalance the tires so I don't know what pressure they put on them but I'd imagine ok since they are a very reputable shop around these parts ...
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so I don't know what pressure they put on them but I'd imagine ok since they are a very reputable shop around these parts ...
Wrong answer. As explained above, many tire jocks have no clue they are not supposed to inflate to the pressure on the sidewall. The odds are not good the shop inflated them to the right tire pressure, I can't remember the last time any (!) of my tires were inflated to the right pressure by a tire shop. 9 times out of 10, they inflated them incorrectly to the pressure on the sidewall and I had to give them a lesson on why that is not the correct pressure to use and what that sidewall's pressure is really there for.

If you can take the trouble to ask us why your Jeep is riding so roughly, you can take the time to check the tire pressure with an accurate tire pressure gauge after reading the suggestion to do so. Again, it is usually nothing more than the tire pressure being too high that causes most rough rides, followed in a distant second place by bad shocks.

Eliminate the free and easy to check items like an excessive tire pressure before talking about installing new shocks to fix the rough ride. That makes sense to you too I'm betting.

So... precisely what tire pressure is in your tires?
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use the chalk method. put a line of chalk across the entire tread of the tire on all 4 tires. roll a couple feet on black pavement and if you have a small solid line in the middle your tires are over inflated. if you have 2 white lines spread apart from each other your tires are under inflated. you want the chalk to make a solid line on the pavement the whole with of the tire. at least thats what i was taught. i work at a tire center and when ever a customer orders bigger tires thats how we determine proper tire pressure. and roe regular tires that are suppose to be on the vehicle we look inside the door not on the wheel. those are the dumb ass tire places lol
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Old 12-14-2009, 10:25 PM   #15
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No I don't have 2.2 just the regular ole stiff as board shocks..

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