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post #1 of (permalink) Old 05-15-2001, 10:56 PM
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Need help, CJ is too flexy

Ok, here's the deal. My CJ has a 4" procomp lift, fiberglass body, 304, big heavy winch up front, heavy bumpers front and rear, rear tire carrier, 32" BFGs...etc etc. Anyhow, the problem is that it is too flexy. I'm working on bumpstops to solve that problem off-road...but on-road, it gets kinda scary. Step on the brakes hard, and it really squats down. Emergency lane change? Whoa, hang on! I never had that problem when it had the stock springs with add-a-leafs...although it had no flex. Anyhow, what's the solution? It never had swaybars or anything. Would I be wise to try to add 'em? What about trying stiffer shocks up front? Or dual shocks up front? Any ideas? Over bumps and off-road, it rides great, so I'd like to (in a perfect world) not screw that up. What's the panacea?


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Re: Need help, CJ is too flexy

What shocks are you currently running? Ideally some adjustable shocks would do the job...but every case is different.

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Re: Need help, CJ is too flexy

I agree, throw some RS9000's on all corners, and maybe the swaybar (never thought I'd say that) with some disconnects. That'll tighten it up.

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post #4 of (permalink) Old 05-16-2001, 11:30 AM
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Re: Need help, CJ is too flexy

I agree on the RS 9000's. They did wonders for my Jeep.

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