Need some assistance please on the best route to soften up my 90 YJ's ride and still maintaining the existing ride height. I purchase my jeep in Jan and just got it on the road this Friday and the ride was unbearable. The jeep came with a 4" Pro Comp lift. I installed some new Bilsteins & Swamper LTB 33" tires. Pushing down on the front or rear bumpers would only compress 1/2 to 1 inch at most. Any suggestions or recommendations would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!!!
04-11-2010 09:00 AM
If I read the info on those tires correctly, (and i am far from an expert) that is a bias ply tire so it will be a little stiff. Look for some different tires... I am sure I may be corrected as there are quite a few more with more experience, as I am still learning too...
04-11-2010 09:18 AM
Pro Comp springs ride rough! What is your tire pressure at? If the pressure is to high it will make the ride worse. Try a lower pressure if your in the 30s try high 20s and also check that your shackles are not to tight so the spring can do its job.
04-11-2010 10:29 AM
I did check the shackles...loosen them up...still very little movement when pushing down on the bumpers. Also running 26 psi tire pressure. I was thinking of changing springs...don't know which to switch too or even possibly going with a coil spring set-up. The jeep will be doing some off roading but, the majority of the driving will be on the street. Thanks!!
04-11-2010 12:02 PM
Are your new shocks gas or hydrolic? I had gas shocks on my Jeep with a 4" lift and the ride was a bit rough. When I replaced with hydrolic, the ride improved greatly.
04-11-2010 12:20 PM
IMO ride quality is almost all in the shocks. Hydro shocks are pretty nice, like turdhurdler said. A little more expensive but well worth it.
04-12-2010 09:00 AM
The jeep came with hydraulic shocks and I've since replaced it with Bilstein 5100 gas charged shocks. The ride to me didn't change. I understand the jeeps have a harsh ride...but mine is way beyond harsh. I had someone drive behind me while I was going over some pot holes and they told me that the rear tires actually came of the ground a couple of times. This is driving 10-15 mph. I think it's time for these Pro Comp springs to go. Just gotta figure out which ones to replace them with. Thanks everyone for your suggestions. Nick
04-12-2010 04:35 PM
my guess is they are off road use only Pro Comp springs..