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WJ wheel hop climbing steep sand

I need help trying to solve a problem with wheel hop. I tried climbing a pretty steep sandy hill (took a Rubicon 2x to get up it) and when I started to lose forward momentum I started to get some serious wheel hop.

If it had better tires and didn't hop it would have gone right up that hill.

No lift, 245/65 17 Pirrelli Scorpions, Up Country stock suspension. It still has the original shocks but the Jeep only has 45,000 original miles. About 2,000 of those off road. Not bouncy or floaty on the hi-way like it has bad shocks.

Local Jeep dealer wasn't sure if new shocks would solve the problem. I am considering Skyjackers.

Any Suggestions would be appreciated.
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Re: WJ wheel hop climbing steep sand

Spend 100 bucks get a 2 inch bb and then minor trimming and then get 265/75/17 dura tracs then bam your good
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Re: WJ wheel hop climbing steep sand

Get rid of those perrelli's for sure, sounds like quadra drive is locking up but you aren't getting traction with those tires.
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Re: WJ wheel hop climbing steep sand

If you are going to replace shocks go with Bilstein. Period. End of story. You'll thank me later.

Tires would also be the first place I would go. I am very happy with the grippy Discoverer AT3 I have on my WJ.
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Re: WJ wheel hop climbing steep sand

Thanks for the input.

I have been considering a basic 2" lift but was wondering about handling and ride changes. If you have done this, let me know how it went. Also, with the Up Country suspension the Jeep is already is 1" higher than standard.

I will probably change type and brand of tires on the next go around.

Appreciate the tip on shocks, will do.
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Re: WJ wheel hop climbing steep sand

If you have UC and it works I would not mess with it. I am going to upgrade to the UC springs and new isolators and they will be fine with the Bilsteins I installed. I have 10mm OME spacers on front and will add them to the rear. A bit of lift but no compromise to the handling. My factory coils are pretty saggy and the isolators are toast and replacing them will give restore some ride hight.
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