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smitty58 06-28-2010 04:18 PM

Too stiff suspension
 
Just bought a 95 yj, it has a 2 1/2 inch lift. Looks like just a spacer. The guy told me it had new shocks but man this thing is very stiff, too stiff really. What might be the problem and how to I fix it?
Thanks

jpdocdave 06-28-2010 04:26 PM

post some pics of the suspension and side view of the jeep, lots of variables to deal with, that will help narrow things down.

and it ain't gonna ride soft.

flatline 06-28-2010 05:43 PM

shock might be nitrogen filled, a little stiffer than stock. and if you want a softer ride replace the lift with Old man Emu lift.

smitty58 06-28-2010 06:31 PM

Thanks, the shocks are pro comp es3000. I don't know anything about shocks but would like a little less stiff ride.

turdhurdler 06-28-2010 09:39 PM

The ES 3000 are hydraulic shocks. The same that I am running in my YJ. Is the lift a shackle lift or spring lift? Also, what kind of PSI do you have in your tires. The YJ is not really a heavy vehicle and you can reduce the air pressure a bit. I tend to run about 32 psi in my tires.

Jeff

tlrrob1000 06-30-2010 02:04 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by turdhurdler (Post 671361)
The ES 3000 are hydraulic shocks. The same that I am running in my YJ. Is the lift a shackle lift or spring lift? Also, what kind of PSI do you have in your tires. The YJ is not really a heavy vehicle and you can reduce the air pressure a bit. I tend to run about 32 psi in my tires.

Jeff

Shoot I have mine down to 25psi. Yj's do not ride soft. There are times when I should have a kidney belt on running up and down the 15 fwy here in Southern California.:mad:

smitty58 06-30-2010 05:03 AM

Thanks, I'll back the pressure down to see if that helps. If not I will be changing shocks ,or I'll have to wear a helmet so I don't knock myself out on the rollcage.


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