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tropical36

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Fixed the problem. Jeep rides much better now. All it took was buying a 2014 Wrangler Unlimited 4 door. [emoticon]

It really is much better in many respects. Thanks to those who suggested that upgrade.

Now the towing set up begins.

After some research, I went with a NSA, READYBRUTE/ELITE package and DEMCO base plates. Couldn't be more satisfied after being all over and up and down both the Rockies and Appalachia.


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I can assure you that if it rides rough then everything is right in the world. If there is a Wrangler out there that doesn't have a rough ride then something is terribly wrong.....

The new JL offering is quieter and the 8 speed is a nice addition, but the Rubi I drove still had that Jeep rough ride....as far as a non-Wrangler Jeep as a toad....if you make a gain in one area you are sacrificing in another....the rough ride is the ride of competence. If you do not off-road a lot, maybe a CR-V is in your future.

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I can assure you that if it rides rough then everything is right in the world. If there is a Wrangler out there that doesn't have a rough ride then something is terribly wrong.....


I guess "rides rough" is subjective as I don't think my wife's 2014 JKU rides rough. It's no Cadillac but it's not rough. Now, my 2015 JK is rough if you aren't on a smooth road but it's got an awfully short wheelbase. We take my wife's JKU on road trips all the time and it is a comfortable ride. But I'm not used to riding in luxury cars as I don't like riding on the ground.


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Posted: 12/30/18 03:27pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Trigger Happy wrote:

Fixed the problem. Jeep rides much better now. All it took was buying a 2014 Wrangler Unlimited 4 door. [emoticon]

It really is much better in many respects. Thanks to those who suggested that upgrade.

Now the towing set up begins.
Congratulations! Like I said, The JKU is not perfect, but a better ride than the TJ. Just got through putting a new Bestop Twill Sunrider on mine along with some new winch parts! Too cool! You can't have that kind of fun with a Grand Cherokee or a CRV [emoticon]


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dubdub07 wrote:

I can assure you that if it rides rough then everything is right in the world. If there is a Wrangler out there that doesn't have a rough ride then something is terribly wrong.....


I guess "rides rough" is subjective as I don't think my wife's 2014 JKU rides rough. It's no Cadillac but it's not rough. Now, my 2015 JK is rough if you aren't on a smooth road but it's got an awfully short wheelbase. We take my wife's JKU on road trips all the time and it is a comfortable ride. But I'm not used to riding in luxury cars as I don't like riding on the ground.


You are absolutely correct, the ride IS subjective. Not ALL Jeep Wranglers ride rough. There's only a few zillion variables that dictate just how they ride. Of course they're different than many autos/trucks/SUVs/ and other makes and models, IT'S A JEEP FOR CHRISTS SAKE!!!! But, in the light of the fact that Jeep has done quite a bit in refinements in the last few years, and, after owning 9 different Jeep Wranglers over the last 35 years, I'd say the newer ones, as in JKs and JLs, ride CONSIDERABLY better than the CJs, YJs, and TJs.

Besides, if one were to do just a tad bit of research, you'd find there are tags with numbers on each set of front and rear springs for the JKs and JLs. Those numbers represent different springs for different applications. As in Sport, X, Sahara, Rubicon, Recon, Hard Rock and all that. Each of those will have different spring rates and will have different spring numbers.

When one purchases a Jeep Wrangler, one basically expects for it to ride somewhat different than the Cadillac they drove to the Jeep dealership. It's a given. But, if one were to test drive say, a Rubicon or a Hard Rock edition, then jump right into a Sahara, I guarantee you'll feel a difference in the ride. Not to mention, there's considerable differences in the tires that are supplied with the various models.
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MetalGator wrote:

dubdub07 wrote:

I can assure you that if it rides rough then everything is right in the world. If there is a Wrangler out there that doesn't have a rough ride then something is terribly wrong.....


I guess "rides rough" is subjective as I don't think my wife's 2014 JKU rides rough. It's no Cadillac but it's not rough. Now, my 2015 JK is rough if you aren't on a smooth road but it's got an awfully short wheelbase. We take my wife's JKU on road trips all the time and it is a comfortable ride. But I'm not used to riding in luxury cars as I don't like riding on the ground.


You are absolutely correct, the ride IS subjective. Not ALL Jeep Wranglers ride rough. There's only a few zillion variables that dictate just how they ride. Of course they're different than many autos/trucks/SUVs/ and other makes and models, IT'S A JEEP FOR CHRISTS SAKE!!!! But, in the light of the fact that Jeep has done quite a bit in refinements in the last few years, and, after owning 9 different Jeep Wranglers over the last 35 years, I'd say the newer ones, as in JKs and JLs, ride CONSIDERABLY better than the CJs, YJs, and TJs.

Besides, if one were to do just a tad bit of research, you'd find there are tags with numbers on each set of front and rear springs for the JKs and JLs. Those numbers represent different springs for different applications. As in Sport, X, Sahara, Rubicon, Recon, Hard Rock and all that. Each of those will have different spring rates and will have different spring numbers.

When one purchases a Jeep Wrangler, one basically expects for it to ride somewhat different than the Cadillac they drove to the Jeep dealership. It's a given. But, if one were to test drive say, a Rubicon or a Hard Rock edition, then jump right into a Sahara, I guarantee you'll feel a difference in the ride. Not to mention, there's considerable differences in the tires that are supplied with the various models.
Scott

Yeah....and how soft does one have to have in a ride....geeeeezzzzzhhhh!
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OK How you compare our 14 JGC Overland to some of the other jeep rides? Not that we are in the market for another jeep but may replace the CRV.


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My 19 JLR rides awesome. New bumper with tow brackets and winch are already installed.


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I test drove a JLU and WOW it did ride like a real car. I just found the 2014 JK was more in my price range.

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MetalGator wrote:

dubdub07 wrote:

I can assure you that if it rides rough then everything is right in the world. If there is a Wrangler out there that doesn't have a rough ride then something is terribly wrong.....


I guess "rides rough" is subjective as I don't think my wife's 2014 JKU rides rough. It's no Cadillac but it's not rough. Now, my 2015 JK is rough if you aren't on a smooth road but it's got an awfully short wheelbase. We take my wife's JKU on road trips all the time and it is a comfortable ride. But I'm not used to riding in luxury cars as I don't like riding on the ground.


The rough ride is not subjective but the perception's of the drivers are subjective. There are certainly mall go-getters in the Wrangler family, but the more capable the Jeep is the rougher the ride will be....I am a 70% off road, 30% grocery getter, and I am here to say that I think that mine, albeit well tuned, still rides rough.

You can convince yourself that it isn't a huge deal but I know if I am driving a few hours somewhere, I am probably not going to take my JKUR.

WW

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