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Our toad is a 06 Jeep LJ Wrangler Unlimited. It a great vehicle for towing but when driving it the ride is to rough. It's not lifted, has all stock suspension and tires. We don't go off road with it, it's more a daily driver type.

It rides like a Jeep ( [emoticon] ) but if anything can be done for improving the ride I'd like to try.

Anyone have any success at this?





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Not much one can do. If your not off roading, street tires might help. Softer shocks, maybe adjustable.

I had two Jeeps, liked them, seldom went off road, went with Honda CRV s and finally Element..


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Riding too rough may be helped by airing down the tires a bit.

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2oldman wrote:

Riding too rough may be helped by airing down the tires a bit.


Key words are "a bit".

You should NOT go below the original recommended pressure more than a couple of pounds though......and not likely that will make much difference. The recommended pressure is what is on the placard inside the door jamb or in the owners manual; NOT what it says on the sidewall of the tire.

Also, if the tires are original equipment, they are 12 years old now and probably are getting HARD just from age......and probably were stiff to start with.

It is generally accepted that tires should not be used after about 7 or 8 years and become dangerous after 10. Highway tires, that is.


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Posted: 10/25/18 05:57pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Trigger Happy wrote:

Our toad is a 06 Jeep LJ Wrangler Unlimited. It a great vehicle for towing but when driving it the ride is to rough. It's not lifted, has all stock suspension and tires. We don't go off road with it, it's more a daily driver type.

It rides like a Jeep ( [emoticon] ) but if anything can be done for improving the ride I'd like to try.

Anyone have any success at this?


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Posted: 10/25/18 06:32pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I believe airing down as 2oldman suggests might help.


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Do you a hard or soft top? You can get a lot of different spring options for that. You might want to consider some different shocks, how many miles on it? I have an 06 lj rubicon also


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Lj long wheel base tj. They made them between 04 and 06

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Don't air down the tires too much. They can overheat while going down the road.


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And that's why we tow a Jeep Grand Cherokee with QuadraLift and QuadraTrac II. Maybe I can't do the extreme rocks but it does quite well on the trails I want to ride.

Not all Jeeps ride the same. And not all Jeeps are Wranglers.


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