I need to start with a disclaimer. I only know enough to get in to trouble real good! With that being said, I am brand new to the Jeep world. I just purchased my first Jeep and I love it! However, I need to get a few things lined out so I can continue to love it.
I purchased my new girl on Monday from a Ford dealer in Atlanta and drove her back home to Northeast TN. When I signed the dotted line, the first thing I did was let some air out of the tires. They had 40lbs of air in those bad boys. Anyway, let me give you the specs, or at least what I know. And, hopefully you all can help me figure out the rest.
2015 Wrangler Sport
325/70R17 Nitto Terra Grapplers
Dick Cepek Wheels
Dual Bilstein Steering Dampner
Hard Top (I think it may be a Freedom Top because there are two front pieces that come off.)
** Here is where things get dicey! **
3.5 inch Lift (Not sure what kind. Only has spacers above the springs as far as I can tell.)
Gear Ratio (doesn't seem stock because it is not very sluggish with the big tires)
Shocks (I have a lot of dip when I brake hard and accelerate hard.)
At some point, it has had a programmer... I know it is speculation. But there is a Superchips sticker in the door jam. But, the Speedometer is still off about five mph at 60mph.
Anything that I'm missing?
Here's what I need to know and some of the issues I am having:
It is a little scary on the interstate, especially with rough road. Feels like I am losing contact with the road. Same thing on off-road washboards. It throws me when I go over a ridge in the pavement or if the pavement is uneven. I let the air pressure down to around 32lbs and I still feel as if the tires are over-inflated. What PSI would you guys run those tires?
Do I need to know who much backspacing I have as long as I am clearing everything?
With the lift kit, that is supposedly only spacers above the springs, do I need new longer shocks. Or, how can I tell if the shocks that are on it are still stock? Are there other components to the lift that I am not seeing. How can I tell? Are the springs still stock? Or, are the spacers all there is to the lift?
Is there a way to tell if someone changed the Ring and Pinion Gears? It seems to have plenty of power.
Those are the questions/issues I am having. What do you all think?