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tarheel4x4
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 11, 2005 1:57 pm    Post subject: On Road Stability Reply with quote

I got a 2000 Cherokee Sport with a 3 in aal lift kit. My question is, is there anything you can install on my jeep to make it an easier ride on road, or on road stability? Maybe a calmer ride onroad?
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 11, 2005 2:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

AAL's tend to be very stiff and have a harsh ride (they also tend to sag over time). You could try replacing the shocks, but shocks are not going to change the spring rate. So aside from putting full 3" leaf packs in, there's really not much you can do.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 11, 2005 2:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

would putting bigger a/t tires make it more rough or calm?
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 11, 2005 2:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bigger tires are not going to change the spring rate...that's (most likely) what's making the ride harsh. The only other thing that is possible is that the shocks are shot and need to be replaced.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 11, 2005 2:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

no the shocks arnt shot, i just installed a lift kid with rustys shocks. However this is my first 4x4, and i dont know alot about parts. What is a steering stabilizer? Also i was told to put shims to reduce drivetrain vibes, would u recommend that too?
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 11, 2005 5:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The steering stabilizer helps prevent bumpsteer as well as dampens road feedback into the steering wheel. Shims might help with drivetrain vibes as would a t-case drop. The best solution for eliminating vibes would be a Slip Yoke Eliminator (SYE) though. Basically, it's just that...it eliminates slip yoke on the t-case and thus reduces driveline angles.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 11, 2005 9:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

tarheel4x4 wrote:
would putting bigger a/t tires make it more rough or calm?

A taller tire will likely cause your handling to worsen in turns and such. There's more sidewall to flex.
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