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DrCatcher 11-15-2010 11:23 AM

Better Ride Suggestions
 
I have a Road queen 4" lifted Wrangler Sport..
33's
Want the very best paved road ride..
Light loads always. Just me
Daily driver
If not springs.. what should I do??
thanks for any..

Jerry Bransford 11-15-2010 11:34 AM

It is the shock absorbers that are responsible for ride quality, not the springs. What shocks are currently installed?

Good riding shocks include the Skyjacker Hydro, RE Monotube, OME Nitrocharger, and a few others. Stiff riding shocks include the Rancho R5000, ProComp ES-3000, Skyjacker Nitro, some of the Rough Countries, etc.

JDsDream 11-15-2010 12:08 PM

Listen to Jerry, he knows of what he speaks, but also make sure your tire pressure isn't too high. I'm not sure what would be proper for 33's, but I run 28psi in my 31's. It can make a BIG difference.

DrCatcher 11-15-2010 01:59 PM

Good stuff on both..
Tire pressure recomendation was 36 cold I put 35 in them yesterday... boinga boinga..
My shocks are Ranchos so there is another issue..
I will switch the shocks and lower the tire pressure..... walla..

Jerry Bransford 11-15-2010 02:21 PM

Whoa 35 is way too high for a 33" tire, I'd be running nothing higher than 26-28 at the most. The air pressure molded onto a tire's sidewall is only it maximum safe air pressure for use only when the tire is maxed out on how much weight it is carrying. So the tire's sidewall air pressure is never the correct pressure to use. Try the lower 26-28 psi and see how much it helps. :)

monkeee2002 11-15-2010 02:33 PM

Yep, tire pressure can make a BIG difference!
The tire shop pumped mine up to 42 when I bought new tires. It was like having a steering wheel on a pogo stick!:eek:
Dropped them to 28, and now I have a much more reasonable ride.

D51_06TJ 11-15-2010 02:58 PM

(Weight of Jeep / total max load capacity of tires) x recommended psi on tire = psi to run

You could get fancy and do it at each corner. I run 24psi in fronts, 21psi in rears on the street. This is on 33x11.5s.

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Phrankoff 11-15-2010 03:29 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Jerry Bransford (Post 877270)
It is the shock absorbers that are responsible for ride quality, not the springs. What shocks are currently installed?

Good riding shocks include the Skyjacker Hydro, RE Monotube, OME Nitrocharger, and a few others. Stiff riding shocks include the Rancho R5000, ProComp ES-3000, Skyjacker Nitro, some of the Rough Countries, etc.

Jerry, I'm not testing your knowledge here just trying to make sure of something. Are you saying the shocks in the Skyjacker Hydro package are better than the Nitro shocks even though the Nitro shocks cost more?

Again, just clarifying. I was going to get the Nitros because they cost more :redface:

csamn2007 11-15-2010 03:47 PM

He isnt saying hydros are better they have a different purpose. Nitros are built for more of a stiff off-road purpose rather than road friendly use.

Phrankoff 11-15-2010 03:51 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by csamn2007 (Post 877582)
He isnt saying hydros are better they have a different purpose. Nitros are built for more of a stiff off-road purpose rather than road friendly use.

Oh ok. I know its dumb to think because it costs more means it rides better. But sometimes you just got to assume that. Plus the difference in price is small so I'm already committed- 20 bucks is nothing at this point


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