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    Desperately need new coils

    Hope you guys can help me out. I've recently installed a 2 inch lift, OME springs with Rancho 9000 shocks. I have an aev front bumper and winch with synthetic line. The ride is really bad over bumps, pot holes and corrugated roads. It's jarring and feel every bump through the car. I also did all the necessary geometry correction adjustments.

    It's similar to the stock ride I think. After the lift I started off with the standard Goodyear wranglers then moved to a 285 75r17 geolandar LT tyre on 27 psi. Both felt similar.
    Shocks are set at 3 but will move back up to 4 as it's too wobbly.

    Im considering either synergy 2 inch coils or evo 3inch Plush coils. Which of the two would be more comfortable on road? I understand I'll need to change a few extra things to get the 3 inch lift but if it means it'll be more comfortable than the synergy, I am willing to do it. I'm looking for that 'Cadillac ride'. My LT tyres probably aren't doing me well too.
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    I would either go with the plush rides or if you want to stick with two inches of lift you could get the Rancho coils. I have that setup and they ride slightly better than stock IMO.


    Quote Originally Posted by Prosthetist View Post
    Hope you guys can help me out. I've recently installed a 2 inch lift, OME springs with Rancho 9000 shocks. I have an aev front bumper and winch with synthetic line. The ride is really bad over bumps, pot holes and corrugated roads. It's jarring and feel every bump through the car. I also did all the necessary geometry correction adjustments.

    It's similar to the stock ride I think. After the lift I started off with the standard Goodyear wranglers then moved to a 285 75r17 geolandar LT tyre on 27 psi. Both felt similar.
    Shocks are set at 3 but will move back up to 4 as it's too wobbly.

    Im considering either synergy 2 inch coils or evo 3inch Plush coils. Which of the two would be more comfortable on road? I understand I'll need to change a few extra things to get the 3 inch lift but if it means it'll be more comfortable than the synergy, I am willing to do it. I'm looking for that 'Cadillac ride'. My LT tyres probably aren't doing me well too.

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    Another vote for the plush rides. I have the 4” and they are much better than stock.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Prosthetist View Post
    Hope you guys can help me out. I've recently installed a 2 inch lift, OME springs with Rancho 9000 shocks. I have an aev front bumper and winch with synthetic line. The ride is really bad over bumps, pot holes and corrugated roads. It's jarring and feel every bump through the car. I also did all the necessary geometry correction adjustments.

    It's similar to the stock ride I think. After the lift I started off with the standard Goodyear wranglers then moved to a 285 75r17 geolandar LT tyre on 27 psi. Both felt similar.
    Shocks are set at 3 but will move back up to 4 as it's too wobbly.

    Im considering either synergy 2 inch coils or evo 3inch Plush coils. Which of the two would be more comfortable on road? I understand I'll need to change a few extra things to get the 3 inch lift but if it means it'll be more comfortable than the synergy, I am willing to do it. I'm looking for that 'Cadillac ride'. My LT tyres probably aren't doing me well too.
    First, welcome. Second, you’re driving a Jeep with straight axles. You’ll never get the “Cadillac ride” but you can a little close with softer coils. As mentioned, Rancho would probably be the best if you wanna stay at 2”. If you’re running 285s you could also get away with an evo leveling kit and be fine.


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    Quote Originally Posted by -AINOKEA- View Post
    First, welcome. Second, you’re driving a Jeep with straight axles. You’ll never get the “Cadillac ride” but you can a little close with softer coils. As mentioned, Rancho would probably be the best if you wanna stay at 2”. If you’re running 285s you could also get away with an evo leveling kit and be fine.


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    I disagree. My ride is Cadillac like.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OverlanderJK View Post
    I disagree. My ride is Cadillac like.

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    That is an awesome rig.. but I think rigs that ride like that are the exception


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    Quote Originally Posted by OverlanderJK View Post
    I disagree. My ride is Cadillac like.

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    Cadillac Style!


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    The OME springs i have, the front is made for a bumper with no winch (I have a winch) the rear springs i have are made for a jk with no weight ie. No rear bumper, draws etc. So I don't have their heavy springs.

    My tires are a load range E 121/118S so that could be a contributing factor.

    I have about 2 inches of space between the front bump stops and the bump stop plate. The rear has even more room

    I've decided to pull the trigger on Evo 3 inch Plush ride coils since I want a bit extra ground clearance anyway and have heard good things about them. I found a buyer for my current springs and shocks.

    I've tried almost every setting on the shocks with no luck. I even dropped my psi to 26 while the tires were warmed up, still no good.

    Im going to see if I can exchange the tires for falken wildpeak at3w in 270/75 17 which is a C load range tire. The at3w has a load rating of 114/110s which should be a more comfortable compared to the geolandar i currently have.

    I believe I'll benefit from going up to the 3 inch lift because if decide to go down slightly in a tire size, i will lose a bit of ground clearance, i was already scraping my belly on this lift so hopefully I should be a bit better off

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    I might even bite the bullet and get kings remote reservoir shocks, do we think they will run more smooth over corrugated roads and soak the bumps better than the Rancho 9000xl shocks?

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    No such thing as a Cadillac Ride in a Jeep. I wish there was. I think the only thing close to a Cadillac ride is Coilovers. Your driving a lifted Jeep, it won’t ever feel as smooth as a new car or truck.

    I’d go with Evos plush ride coils if I was you.


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