|12-09-2013 05:57 PM|
Any lift can hurt the front driveshaft. I have a 2 inch and trashed both of my driveshafts. The front never caused any problem in 2wheel drive....
Rancho 9000s help alot. You can adjust em and firm em up for the trail if needed. Most shock manufacturers assume what youre going to do and end up making shocks too stiff...
Wide tires and tires with a lot of sidewall ride rougher. You may be able to help by dropping air pressure some. But i consider it a worthy trade off.
|12-09-2013 05:43 PM|
Body lifts are easily installed and removed. That's what I would do first.
And .. X2. I don't see any negative comments. Plus ... You did not answer any of my questions. Did you read the link I posted for you ?
|12-09-2013 04:05 PM|
Lotta great advice hear. Chances are, you will be dumping the body lift, going down to a high quality 2.5" lift, and maybe even going with 33's instead 35's.
Too bad the money is already spent....because it is probably better to staart out with a stock Jeep and go from there.
Live and learn...and welcome to the Jeep world!
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|12-09-2013 01:52 PM|
It was a great deal from a reputable dealer and my wife suprised me for my birthday. (and the dealer had his wife was driving it so she thought it was good to go) And I am new to the Jeep family, so please keep your negative comments and give me some help fixing the issues. Now that we have that straight, I do not know why a 2" body lift was added to a 4" lift. I am asking the dealer why he made those modifications in the first place. I am thinking about trading it in for another less modified Jeep as it is. I have recieved lots of great suggestions, but trying to narrow it down to what to look for first and I am willing to drop more money into it.
|12-09-2013 03:23 AM|
Geometry correction brackets may help. Get rid of the body lift, no need for it. Even with just your suspension lift, that's a lot of height for 35's. If you were offroading with lots of flex needed I could understand, but I don't think that's what you're doing since you are running 20's.
Is the Jeep wandering all over the road, or following the crown in the road, bump steer - what's it doing?
|12-09-2013 02:21 AM|
AEV caster correction plates. Best $100 you can spend on the suspension.
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|12-07-2013 11:29 PM|
|hooper||Lower the jeep, buy some good shocks. Do your homework next time.|
|12-07-2013 08:47 PM|
Remove the body lift, better shocks (with reservoir), drag link kit (like the Synergy kit with relocation).
|12-07-2013 01:28 PM|
Read this too
|12-07-2013 01:27 PM|
|kjeeper10||You have alignment #'s. Are the angles set right. I agree with these guys but it's not like you don't have a more complete lift. I am going to go out on a limb here and say shocks, especially with 20" wheels. I have E rated tires with Rancho shocks and the ride is firm but not harsh.|
|12-07-2013 11:37 AM|
|redneckwelder||A 4" lift using stock control arm mounts is going to not handle great. Do to the control arm angles. I'm guessing your issues are over responsive handling and darting when one wheel hits a dip. What happens is that when the suspension compresses on one side or the other, the control arm arc causes the axle to move forward. The greater the lift, the greater the forward push during compression. This causes the axle to angle from left to right, which causes a steering affect. The only solution is a long arm kit. You can limit this affect with a stiffer sway bar to prevent some body roll when cornering.|
|12-07-2013 11:11 AM|
|NFRs2000NYC||With a 4" lift and then a 2" body lift, Im surprised you can maintain control at all honestly. You definitely want a drag link flip kit. Being that you own a 2 door, I don't know why you're running essentially 6" of lift when I know guys running 40s running 3-4", but thats besides the point. Some of your modifications unfortunately ruined the geometry of your jeep, so you will never have "good" road manners with them installed. Just my opinion.|
|12-07-2013 10:53 AM|
|JTPhoto JK||X2^^^^ + bring your tire pressure down to 25-28psi. Due to changing control arms, Recheck complete 4wheel alignment to make sure diffs are square in the frame and pinion/caster angles. Also ensure that toe is set properly.|
|12-07-2013 09:43 AM|
A drag link flip kit could help with steering control.
And if the ride is too stiff you could always change up the shocks to softer ones
The body lift won't affect handling. If you're getting driveline vibes you could need a new front driveshaft. 4" could potentially hurt the front shaft on a 2 door
|12-07-2013 09:38 AM|
What else can I do to help on-road handling?
2012 Jeep Wrangler Sport with a Pentastar V6. Modifications include a 4 inch stage, 2 Pro Comp Lift, coil springs replaced on all corners, upper and lower front control arms, lower rear control arms – JKS front adjustable track bar -2 inch performance accessories body lift -(5) 35 x 12.50 x 20, Moto Metal 962 20 x 12 wheels, front end stabilizer. Any suggestions to improve handling? Thank you for your help?