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Old 02-04-2015, 06:17 PM
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Packed snow and Rancho 9000s

We got 17" of snow Sundays and now have roads that are a mix of clean pavement with random splotches of packed snow, imagine stripped asphalt with manhole covers sticking up 2" every 20'. The wife has been complaining that it's throwing the jeep all over the road so I took as an opportunity to spend money but at the same time I don't want to spend foolishly and without purpose. have a 2015 jku sahara, stock with 30psi in the stock duelers. I was wondering if having the adjustable Ranchos would help since I could run them softer in situations such as these but since this is our first jeep I'm not sure how much this issue can be remedied and how much is just something we still need to get used to dealing with in winter.

If the Ranchos sound like a good idea, what is the longest that I can get without worrying about the coil slipping. I have a teraflex 1.5" spacer leveling kit in the garage waiting for a nice day. After a year or so I may upgrade to a 1.5-2" coil lift and I have no ambitions of going bigger than a 33" tire so I don't see myself lifting any higher so I'm hoping to find a length that will suit both applications.

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I think mine are the 29 and 30 I have a rk2.5 think these shocks would fit you too. Adjusting them might help a bit, it's not a huge dif when you adjust them but you can def feel it

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Put more air in your tires. It will solve your problem. I experienced the same wallowy feel on bumpy terrain when it got cold and didn't adjust tire pressure to compensate. Mine were around 30psi, also. I bumped them up to 35 cold (high enough to cancel the TPMS warning) and drove off to work. Handling was fixed immediately.
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FWIW. I have stock Duelers, Rancho 9000s, TeraFlex Coil leveling kit.
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Put more air in your tires. It will solve your problem. I experienced the same wallowy feel on bumpy terrain when it got cold and didn't adjust tire pressure to compensate. Mine were around 30psi, also. I bumped them up to 35 cold (high enough to cancel the TPMS warning) and drove off to work. Handling was fixed immediately.
Tires were originally at 42psi before I dropped them to 32psi, evidently the gauge I used to was bad. I will bump them up to 35psi this weekend, hopefully the roads are still bad so I can test it myself.
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