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post #1 of (permalink) Old 09-11-2000, 11:03 PM
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Ok its not like I didnt know the CJ7 wasn't built for Luxury, but this damn thing SUCKS I mean for ride quality a damn rock lifts the thing off the ground practically.. I have a 4in Suspension 1in Shackle, Running 35s and Procomp SHocks? Is there anything I can do to smooth it alittle or make them give alittle more going on Speed Bumps at 2 miles an hour makes the jeep get some air? Whats up with this?

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Check the old standards. Tire pressure and shackle bolts.

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trade it in for a car..lol...seriously, what about a shackle reversal and some adjustable shocks?

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Muddynut,
Who's springs are you running?

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You probably have the shakle bolts too tight. Also if you are running new springs it will take a while for them to loosen up.

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My Jeep rode stiff until recently. I carried a frt and rr sets of Dana 44 axle assemblies at 55 mph for 70 miles. After I unloaded the stuff, WOW!!!! The Jeep rides so much smoother - the wife even likes it now!! I did lose about 1/4" of the 2" lift but it was well well worth it.

Sort of the beat the hell out of the springs to soften them up routine - but on the road this time.
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1. Make sure the shackle bolts aren't too tight.
2. Check your tire presure...I run between 25-30 psi on the street.
3. Pro-Crap shocks...need I say more? Get rid of them and get a decent shock like Doetsch Tech, Trailmaster SSV, Rancho RS9000.
4. You didn't by chance buy Pro-Crap springs too? You can make them somewhat tolerable by loosening the spring clamps and then beating the springs into submission off road.



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Yeah, I'm with Jeepskate. If you've got Pro Crap springs and shocks thats probably a lot of your rough ride problem. The 4 " Pro Comps on a buddys and a bro-in-law are STIFF as a board, Open those spring clamps some and try to flex them out on anything you can get a tire on. It'll take a while but eventually they soften up some..some is a relative term [img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/smile.gif[/img]. If you have a hardtop the weight of that will help too. Some better quality shocks would help too.
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2. Check your tire presure...I run between 25-30 psi on the street.


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Yikes! That's way too much for a CJ with big tires. I did the chalk test on mine (CJ5 with 33x12's) and found out that 18 psi is optimum for tread contact..... the ride was vastly improved, and the tires are wearing evenly.

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