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darth_xav 07-13-2010 11:54 PM

suspension feel
 
Hi, i am new in the forum.

My name is Darth Xav, I have a 95 2.5L YJ, hasta a 3" body lift and when I bought this vehicle, i noticed it jumped like a rabbit while driving it or a charged buffalo, It was toooooo stiff. Jumped a lot on straight roads.
Went to the mechanic, and took a leaf out on each one, and changed to procomp ES3000 for 3" lift brand new.

Lowered my psi on the tires to 28. The ride improved a little, and was a little happy. But... I went off roading for the first time the other day, and it took a beating...didnt' like it that much.

So now I feel/think that the suspension is all slappy,loose and it's jumping again a lot! on straight roads.

What can I do, what should I check. Do you know any bolts I should put attention and maybe tighten them? Any recomendation on the leaf springs or anything you know that would help me get a decent ride will change my life forever!!! ja thanks.

chensley 07-14-2010 06:45 AM

Welcome to WF, have you checked the shocks/ struts?

darth_xav 07-15-2010 01:25 AM

supension feel
 
yes I have , the shocks are brand new, like 3 weeks old at most, and it's a 95 model with leaf spring, struts?

Jalus Cornerious 07-15-2010 04:47 PM

Drop your tire psi way down when offroading. Makes a huge difference.

darth_xav 07-15-2010 11:08 PM

i have 28 psi in front,29 in the back, and that was my psi before, while, and after , till now . Would that of damaged my vehicle? i cant stand the jumping in straight line concrete or pavement streets. Has been doing that again since i off roaded, i thought i got rid of that problem, What could be causing this condition? or what could of have been damaged?

kj 92yj 07-16-2010 07:42 AM

remove your sway bars. that could help as well.

Rebuilt 07-26-2010 10:09 PM

Dont mean to bud in but i also have the same situation. I installed my 4" suspension by myself and it jumps like a rabbit.

FNjeep 07-26-2010 11:06 PM

Wibble-Wobble
 
YJ suspensions have an inherent "Ass Wiggle," that you just need to get comfortable with.

You can get adjustable front and back shocks to minimize the situation. But, on the trail you'll find that the wheels are trying to articulate up and down on the trail - a good thing.

Driving down a paved road with inconsistent surfaces, rutts, and pot holes, your Jeep suspension is trying adapt. Depending on your tires, this situation can feel very unnatural an maybe unsafe.

I wouldn't air tires down tires less than manufacture specs or dis-connect any sway bars unless your about to run a Jeep trail. Just get the feel of your Jeep while on the road, if that's where you use it the most.

Matcheen 07-27-2010 12:25 AM

My '90 4.2L jumps all over the place, I just thought it was something I had to get used to...


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