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Old 07-01-2012, 11:30 AM
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95 YJ shock poll

I have a 95 wrangler with a 2.5 lift. I have almost 800 miles and it bounces to the point no ne wants to ride in it? It rocks, jumps and sucks to drive. I have checked air pressures no issue, have tightened and torqued as per directions, drove 500 miles loosened and retorqued still same ride. All body mounts are tight and torqued. Last resort is shocks? They came with the lift but I probably could use an upgrade? Any suggestions for shocks? RIDE is important off road is NOT. It appears bilstein does not make one for my lift?

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Old 07-01-2012, 11:47 AM   #2
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Are your sway bars connected? Seen it before.

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Front yes rear no
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Old 07-01-2012, 03:03 PM   #4
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i dont have a rear sway bar on mine, with no lift. i would check to see if the shocks are to soft. that could really cause for uncomfortable rides unless it was used for trail riding and rock climbing. then again i could possibly be wrong.
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Ddtt25,

Thanks for the post. These are new shocks that came with a new lift I installed 800 miles ago after a ground up resto. Prior to that is was a bone stock all original and I believe ALL so no crazy mods
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First off, jeeps don't ride like cars, with that being said you can improve your ride with new shocks, bilstien makes shocks for just about any ride hight. Go to a local dealer and get measured, you will have to buy some stud to eye bolt adapters for the shocks as well. What lift kit did you put on it? Some ride really rough like RC kits but can be softened with the right set of shocks. Also are you using poly or rubber bushings? Poly will ride a little rougher then rubber. I would also remove the track bars and sway bars to improve the ride, track bars especially because they bind up the suspension, the Leafs will keep the axles centered just fine.
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I don't want to bad mouth a vendor until we talk. Rear track is out front is in. New poly on everything that would accept poly. I understand the jeep rough concept but if that means eventually knocking an organ loose or needing a kidney belt for a daily driver she will be for sale!
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I put BDS shocks on my yj amd now its liveable. Before it had some pos shocks from rough country.
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Old 07-14-2012, 10:34 PM
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Well messing around with exhaust today, I removed my shock and found it is bad. Pulled bolts out and no charge left. Pretty sad for 500 miles on them
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1, who's lift did you go with?
2, how tight are your shackle bolts?
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RC. Tq'd as per directions. Why do you ask?
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Old 07-15-2012, 09:12 PM   #12
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I had the same ride when I first got mine. Changed from Pro Comp 3000 shocks to Skyjacker Hydro's, took off both track bars and added 3/4' greaseable shackles. Huge improvement!!
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RC springs are notoriously very stiff also the front shackle bolts only need to be around 40 ftlbs. I run mine and 30 so they swing freely
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I just did the same lift as you and went with the Rancho RS5000 shocks instead of the shocks that came with the lift kit. I really like mine and ride is improving the more miles I put on.

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