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RJL

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Posted: 10/25/18 07:25pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Rancho makes an adjustable shock (RS9000 XL) with nine (9) settings. I've been researching small lifts for about a year now for my 2010 JKUR. From everything I've read the Rancho shocks are really top notch. Maybe it will work in your case. On a side note I have a 96 Ford F250 4x4. Rode like an absolute beast, awful. Felt like the fillings would fall out of my teeth on some bumps. I installed some Bilstein shocks 2 months ago and it made a WORLD of difference. Bilsteins for a Jeep may be a bit too rough though.

Point I'm trying to make is that the proper shock for your vehicle is VERY important to ride comfort.


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So give Bilstein a call and explain what you have and what you want to improve. They may have a shock that will provide a better ride.


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travisc wrote:

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


05 and 06 was the years made..

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Straight six?


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Right type of toad (Jeep) just wrong version. We looked at the Wrangler but could not stand the ride. We bought a used Liberty and it has been great. The Cherokee or Grand Cherokee might be a good trade option for you.


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Many in our RV club have gotten rid of their Wranglers and have gone the Cherokee route.

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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?


Only way I Know is to trade it for a Lexus. - [emoticon]


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Yes it's an LJ Wrangler, has a longer wheelbase but that doesn't help the ride too much.

It is a straight six engine.

I've reduced air pressure from the recommended 35# to 28# that helps a little.

Good idea to contact Rancho and Bilstein for their recommendations.

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WAFlowers wrote:

And not all Jeeps are Wranglers.
But all real Jeeps are [emoticon]


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Busskipper wrote:

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?


Only way I Know is to trade it for a Lexus. - [emoticon]


What do you have to do to flat tow your MDX?

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