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10-03-2013 11:16 PM
JTPhoto JK I've been experimenting with the ride control on the RS9000XL's. Ran them everywhere from 2 front and 3 rear to 9/9 and everywhere inbetween.
So far on road I like 3/3 on road 5/6 when pulling a trailer on road and 8/9 off-road.
10-03-2013 09:32 PM
1 slow 97
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Originally Posted by Knuckles65 View Post
My E-rated Nitto TerraGrapplers were set at 80 PSI when DTD delivered them. 80? 80? REALLY??? Yep...I about went Much better at 32...and could probably go a bit lower.
Lol, my trail grapplers were at 55 when ups delived them and i had the lift and tires installed. I was second guessing the lift and 35s as the truck rode like crap. Then I dropped air pressure to 30 and got it aligned and it rides better than stock. Cant believe how much tire pressure affects jeeps.
10-02-2013 04:19 PM
kjeeper10
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Originally Posted by Phaedrus View Post
KJEEPER10, I am interested to learn your take on this question. You have had both 9000's & 7000's. It seems that the 7000's are very nice shocks. How do you feel about not having the option to adjust the 7000's like you could with the 9000's that you had? Are the 7000's everything you need for city/hiway/fire & forest roads/crawling/heavy loads?

Yes... You will find with the 9000's, once you find a setting you like, it won't be changed much. Maybe a little firmer off road, The 7000 is "self adjusting " meaning the valving adjust per road condition. Nice smooth on road ride but firm up to keep your bumpstops from slamming the axle off road. Awesome shocks IMO. They are a firmer ride but not harsh like my Bilstiens.
10-02-2013 04:13 PM
Knuckles65
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Originally Posted by gorillahydrographics View Post
Thats nothing...my E rated tires were at 60 psi when I left...made a u turn and had them lower it to 27 psi.
My E-rated Nitto TerraGrapplers were set at 80 PSI when DTD delivered them. 80? 80? REALLY??? Yep...I about went Much better at 32...and could probably go a bit lower.
10-02-2013 03:33 PM
kballard72 Going to drop mine about 5 pounds a tire and see if that helps the ride a little. Not that I mind it now.... but help I used to drive home from the trail at 15 pounds.... before TPMS...
10-01-2013 07:13 PM
Phaedrus
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Originally Posted by Spaste19 View Post
Why the 7000's and not the 9000's? Any input?
KJEEPER10, I am interested to learn your take on this question. You have had both 9000's & 7000's. It seems that the 7000's are very nice shocks. How do you feel about not having the option to adjust the 7000's like you could with the 9000's that you had? Are the 7000's everything you need for city/hiway/fire & forest roads/crawling/heavy loads?
10-01-2013 07:44 AM
detajr
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Originally Posted by 10to10 View Post
Sure, my low air sensor goes off around 29 psi. I run 28 psi with my 35's...big deal, I don't mind orange lights when I know why they are illuminated. Pro cal, and several other tuners can take care of this issue.
Thanks 10 but flashing lights and beeping alarms make me CRAZY!!
09-30-2013 08:33 PM
kjeeper10
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Originally Posted by tab22092 View Post
Ken im about to buy the 7000 steering stabalizer. What say ye? I remember seeing a kit in the qtex magazine to move it up and out of the way if i remember. Ringing any bells? I cant seem to find it anymore....
I have not seen a Rancho kit It's just a bracket that mounts up over the tie rod. Any kit should do.
09-30-2013 08:26 PM
Spaste19
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Originally Posted by kjeeper10 View Post
I went through many shocks before settling on my 7000's. Made all the difference in the world.
Why the 7000's and not the 9000's? Any input?
09-30-2013 07:56 PM
10to10
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Originally Posted by detajr View Post
Is anyone else having the problem of tire sensors going off at say 29-30 psi??
Would 34 down to 32 psi make a difference?
Already looking into the Rancho 7000's.....
Sure, my low air sensor goes off around 29 psi. I run 28 psi with my 35's...big deal, I don't mind orange lights when I know why they are illuminated. Pro cal, and several other tuners can take care of this issue.
09-30-2013 07:49 PM
detajr Is anyone else having the problem of tire sensors going off at say 29-30 psi??
Would 34 down to 32 psi make a difference?
Already looking into the Rancho 7000's.....
09-30-2013 07:46 PM
tab22092
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Originally Posted by kjeeper10 View Post
I went through many shocks before settling on my 7000's. Made all the difference in the world.
Ken im about to buy the 7000 steering stabalizer. What say ye? I remember seeing a kit in the qtex magazine to move it up and out of the way if i remember. Ringing any bells? I cant seem to find it anymore....
09-30-2013 07:37 PM
kjeeper10 I went through many shocks before settling on my 7000's. Made all the difference in the world.
09-30-2013 07:14 PM
Spaste19 I have a stock '13 JKUR. I just started messing with the tire pressure yesterday. They were set at 37 and I took them down to 32. It definitely makes a difference. It's not night and day, but you don't feel every little thing, or at least it's not as jarring. I'm planning on adding a 2 1/2" lift and 33" but that is probably a year away if I had to guess. Would adding a quality shock now make enough ride difference that it would make sense to do now?
09-30-2013 07:14 PM
2five22 Why? Because some people don't think, don't use maintenance, and do crazy things with their vehicles.

Some owners believe tires are maintenance free objects and never check tire pressures until the tire goes flat. They put gas in the tank and they feel that should be the extent of the maintenance involvement with their autos.

Some people try to use their Wrangler to tow trailers as if they were rated for Class IV trailers or they'll put enough cargo inside that should require a 3/4 ton truck. Every so often, someone will ask here if they can do it, refusing to believe/heed the engineers who designed the Wrangler.

Other owners demand maximum MPG and will complain loudly to a tire dealer when a new set of tires delivers real or perceived lower mileage than the previous set. As a rule, higher pressures offer less rolling resistance and this is why they do it. Stop in at Discount Tire, Big O, Firestone, or Goodyear and ask a manager.
09-30-2013 06:53 PM
jp2611
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Originally Posted by detajr View Post
Duh!!
I probably should have said...I just purchased a 2012 WU Sahara. I'll have to check the tire specs.....
I think it ±5psi for sensors.....but don't quote me
09-30-2013 06:50 PM
detajr Duh!!
I probably should have said...I just purchased a 2012 WU Sahara. I'll have to check the tire specs.....
09-30-2013 06:48 PM
jp2611 The Tj doesn't have TPS...and the other are set whatever Jeep called for....I do know the '12 Jk will come on when it gets cold enough and e will have to "air them up"
09-30-2013 06:46 PM
detajr Lets be honest those of us who really like the Jeeps are more forgiving of any "short comings"...... [/QUOTE]

Amen LOL.... but what about the low tire pressure???
from 29 to 30 psi won't shut them off correct???
09-30-2013 06:36 PM
jp2611 Bear with me please...I have a '04 TJ with OME SL and JKS BL and am running 33"x12.5" x 15"s Duratracs at 26-28psi...and IMO it rides as well as the '12 JK Sport does...which is bone stock on factory tires and wheels. But our '14 Sahara JKU IMO rides as well as our '13 300 Awd.....and both of those are bone stock. Bottom line the Jeep Wrangler has come a long way in the last 10 years. My wife wants to go in any of the Jeeps, she hates the 300 ....it makes her back "hurt" from the angle of the seat leg height...only place she is comfortable is in the Jeeps.

Lets be honest those of us who really like the Jeeps are more forgiving of any "short comings"......
09-30-2013 06:14 PM
10to10 They "ride rough" for several reasons. First off the Jeep is a solid axle vehicle, way different then IFS type rigs. Meaning your tires are linked together and your going to feel more bumps.

Have you seen the springs on your Wrangler? Much beefier/ stiffer then say a lexus. Stock Wrangler shocks are marginal at best compared to a quality Bilstein, Fox, Rancho.

And if you run 37 psi, on stock 32 rubi tires then that's another issue. Try 30 psi..your ride qualiy and tire life will thank you... I didn't just read it some where on the internet,I put 30k on a set at 35 to 37 psi and the wear wasn't even...even with rotating every 5k.

The stock Wranger is awesome but there is a lot of room for improvement, and the right mods will make you smile. Cripe I could go on for hours but my Wrangler still rides beter then my old 82 civic wagon...lol
09-30-2013 03:56 PM
detajr OK
I want to start this post with a comment: I am not an "hands on" guy like most of you here so......

I lowered the PSI in all the tires to 29 from 34 psi. All I got was a ride that didn't seem much different and a low tire pressure alarm.
The ride is not that bad at 34 psi so I guess I will stay there and look into some shocks mentioned here for Christmas.

Alan
09-27-2013 09:44 AM
ahsumtoy
Mopar Stage III

I put a Mopar Stage III lift on my 2013 JKU. It is basically a Teraflex Stage III kit with Fox shocks and bumpstops. I am running big KM2s for the tires and can honestly say, my Jeep feels better now than when it was stock. It is not bumpy on or off the road. I really believe the shocks and the bumpstops have a lot to do with it. No, it doesn't ride like a Cadillac but it rides better than a stock Jeep does.
09-26-2013 09:43 PM
kjeeper10
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Originally Posted by Jdmat View Post
I did notice that in my jeep. Any one know how to get better mpg out of the 4.0L.
Private messaged you. Check your inbox :P

But generally changing driving style and/or gearing will help milage the most.
09-26-2013 09:35 PM
tab22092
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Originally Posted by Jdmat View Post
I did notice that in my jeep. Any one know how to get better mpg out of the 4.0L.
Yea take it out and put in a 4 banger lol
09-26-2013 09:24 PM
Jdmat I did notice that in my jeep. Any one know how to get better mpg out of the 4.0L.
09-26-2013 09:11 PM
Supperfast I did the math and my jkur with 255/80/17 BFG's KM2 ride like crap at 35psi I've been dropping pressure all week 2 psi at a time and I'm down to 28 psi the ride is much better I guess it's ok
09-26-2013 09:08 PM
Phaedrus
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Originally Posted by kjeeper10 View Post
I just shot soda out my nose .... Thanks
And I dribbled Fat Tire ale down my chin and into my collar thanks a lot!
09-26-2013 09:07 PM
rirrgang 07 4 door Sahara. I run my 18's at 28 lbs. I adjust the pressure to being able to see a flat contact patch on the pavement. 28 seems to be the number on mine. Ride is acceptable, tire wear gets me about 50k on a set.
09-26-2013 08:58 PM
tab22092
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Originally Posted by kjeeper10 View Post
I just shot soda out my nose .... Thanks
Hahahaha your welcome!
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