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post #1 of (permalink) Old 10-17-2000, 05:36 PM
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rough riding wrangler...why?

I have an 88 wrangler that is completely stock suspension wise. It has some newer gas shocks on it, and other than that it is stock. Stock springs stock shackles, etc. The problem I have is that it has an extremely rough ride. My CJ rides a lot better, and it has original heavy duty springs on it. What is wrong with the wrangler and how can I fix it without spending a fourtune?

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post #2 of (permalink) Old 10-17-2000, 06:49 PM
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Re: rough riding wrangler...why?

Ive never done it, but I've heard of people taking the spring packs apart and greasing them. This is to help them flex better. Dont know if this will help, but it seems easy enough. Good Luck!

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Re: rough riding wrangler...why?

the best way i found is 33" tires with 20 psi and rs 9000 shocks set on about 2 or 3. then load the jeep down really heavy and take it out and flex the crap out of it for a couple days. should ride like a stagecoach instead of a lowrider then(vast improvement)

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Re: rough riding wrangler...why?

your wrangler might be normal....the reason your CJ might be softer is that maybe its suspension is more worn out.

also did you put the newer gas shocks there? or were they there when you bought it? tryiong different shocks would be the first place i go.

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Re: rough riding wrangler...why?

Your "Flat style" springs that come stock may be wore out and sagged, or drooping this will give you a rougher ride as well as a stiff set of gas shocks, if those shocks are the spring over type you will evenualy break the mounts loose from the axels as they are not made for that stiff of shock. also check your shackles they may be to tight this will cause a rough ride.

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