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Old 10-02-2010, 03:45 PM   #1
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How to smooth your Jeep highway ride

Any time I get to thinking my Jeep is a rough ride on the highway, I'll spend 8-10 hours in the back country with it, and then when I come back on road it feels REAL SMOOTH.
On the way up in the mountains there are a lot of washboard roads. Driving on them reminds me of the "electronic" football game my brother & I got for Christmas in '66. The one that would vibrate the metal field and the players on plastic bases with little plastic whiskers underneath would shuffle around the field pushing a felt football.
(If this seems odd, it was back when we had a b&w TV, before 8-tracks, before cassettes- I don't know why they called it electronic.)
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i has something similar to that. i went out on a trail a about a month and a half ago. got a nasty wobble at 42-50 mph didnt get it looked at or tightened anything. took the jeep to big bear about 2 weeks ago and the wobble is gone. i was pretty stoked.
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My problem is after being off road for a day and getting back on the interstate I feel like I'm flying at 70 mph. I catch myself looking around for cops and then realize I'm only doing 60.

But the ride is definitely smoother after a day of wheeling.
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Any time I get to thinking my Jeep is a rough ride on the highway, I'll spend 8-10 hours in the back country with it, and then when I come back on road it feels REAL SMOOTH.
On the way up in the mountains there are a lot of washboard roads. Driving on them reminds me of the "electronic" football game my brother & I got for Christmas in '66. The one that would vibrate the metal field and the players on plastic bases with little plastic whiskers underneath would shuffle around the field pushing a felt football.
(If this seems odd, it was back when we had a b&w TV, before 8-tracks, before cassettes- I don't know why they called it electronic.)
1/2 hour of setting them up followed by 30 seconds of all of them going in circles.
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