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Old 07-11-2010, 04:03 AM   #1
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TJ rides better than YJ is Bull sh***!

After driving my 89 YJ (leaf springs) 100 miles round trip on expressway. Then I drive a 04 LJ (coil over)on the expressway. I have to say the YJ feels like a Buick compared to the LJ. The LJ on 33 Mickey Thompson MTZ and 4" lift, The YJ on 33 Goodyear Wranglers MTR with 4.5" lift. The ride felt softer on the YJ and Quieter for sure. The LJ didn't handle bumps well. That jeep jump all over the place. The YJ steering was better on the bumps. The YJ took corners better also. When TJ owners drove my jeep and said it drove nice,now I no why they say that.

The LJ can speed up to 75 miles, the YJ only get up to 65 MPH. I guess it depends on the suspension mods and tires, that dictates how the Jeep rides. I felt like I went thought 12 rounds with Tyson after driving the LJ. That jeep beat the crap out of me.

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Old 07-11-2010, 09:51 AM   #2
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As for ride comfort between the YJ and TJ, i'm not getting into that arguement but what i can say for sure is that when i switched from my Mickey MTZ's to Goodyear MTR's on my YJ i felt a night and day difference in ride quality and greatly reduced road noise.. That may have been a factor between your test rides..

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Cheap lift vs. high end lift? What were the factors there? Just wondered. I had a friend with a Rough Country lift on his TJ and it road like a lumber wagon...Another friend with a Rubicon Express lift and it rode like a dream. Both had 33 in. MTR's with pressure around 25 lbs. in tires. Both were 4 to 4.5 in. lifts. This was TJ vs. TJ. Just was curious what lifts were run and shocks...
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Tire pressure also makes a huge difference in how a Jeep rides. But think about it.......Jeep engineers didn't make the TJ rougher riding than the YJ. It's the other way around. Maybe YOUR particular YJ rides smoother than another particular TJ, but all in all, coils are smoother riding than leafs. Otherwise Cadillacs would all have leaf springs. I'm not hating on YJs, but facts are facts.
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Cheap lift vs. high end lift? What were the factors there? Just wondered. I had a friend with a Rough Country lift on his TJ and it road like a lumber wagon...Another friend with a Rubicon Express lift and it rode like a dream. Both had 33 in. MTR's with pressure around 25 lbs. in tires. Both were 4 to 4.5 in. lifts. This was TJ vs. TJ. Just was curious what lifts were run and shocks...
Old Man Emu suspension, 2" body lift and skyjacker sway bar,stabalizer and such on the LJ.
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Was the OME lift the heavy version or light? That would make a difference also. I know a guy who put OME heavy springs on his TJ for his hard top. In summer, he rides hard because of the soft top weighing next to nothing. I strayed away from OME just because I couldn't decide on what I wanted for springs, heavy set or light set?
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Booboy75 is talking about my Jeep Sarg although my suspension is fairly new. I try to explain to him tire pressure, tire brand and even seat cushion makes a difference in ride quality. Everyone will have their own opinion bcuz I think my Jeep rides better than his. The 4'' lift with 2'' body lift seems to have a bit body roll when cornering. My first Jeep so I dont know if thats normal for that setup on Jeeps. My springs has RM60120 printed on springs. They are a matte silver color trying to see what brand are they.

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