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Old 08-16-2010, 07:41 PM
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yeah but its just not practical for winter.....especially since i have a baby on the way, i would hate to give my newborn shaken baby syndrome

Im not understanding what you mean. With my lowering springs my WK drives more like a car than an SUV. Does your Jeep "shake" or feel uncontrollable? Mine feels the same year round. The only thing I could not do was go fast on dirt roads when I went camping, because it was bottoming out. But on the roads it drives like a sports car IMO.
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i will be running stock rims/tires in the winter

I would change back to my stock rims and tires, if the stock tires didnt suck so much. I would have to invest in a good set of snow tires if i wanted to put my stock rims on again. But I had such great results with these GoodYear Fortera's during the winter and snow i'll be leaving them on come this coming winter again.
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Re: switching it up (suspension)

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Im not understanding what you mean. With my lowering springs my WK drives more like a car than an SUV. Does your Jeep "shake" or feel uncontrollable? Mine feels the same year round. The only thing I could not do was go fast on dirt roads when I went camping, because it was bottoming out. But on the roads it drives like a sports car IMO.
no it doesnt shake.....but turning on bumps or ruts on the road i get alot of side to side violent slam your head into the window movement....you know what im sayin
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Re: switching it up (suspension)

That's the problem with modding; the trade offs are not worth it as far as ride comfort and utility. The SRT handles a lot better than non-srt, but the ride comfort is very poor in comparison when the road is not smooth. The WK is not a sports car, never will be and never was meant to be one, so why lower it, make the ride harsh, generate a lot more rattles, and make it nearly useless off road when that is what it is best at and what it is designed for ? IF you want sports car handling, a sports car will do that , not a big, heavy 4WD SUV.
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Re: switching it up (suspension)

thats totally your opinion and not even what he's talking about. he means in the snow and ice covered Montana roads in the winter. Plus he has the Bwoody extreme drop springs...not the stock SRt suspension. Any vehicle experiences what he is talking about in the winter. I have personally had the stock WK suspension and the stock SRT suspension on my WK and the stock SRT suspension was a lot more comfortable and ride quality was 10x better. The WK stock suspenion is so crappy, bouncy and sway is horrible. You dont realize how bad it is till you do a little work on it. Thats why most here have went with the SRT sways and Bilsteins struts/shocks. The ride is so much more comfortable and contriolled.
But JRSmoothie is guessing it will be amplified even more by the extreme drop springs he has chosen. Its not gonna be as bad as he thinks with his stock wheels back on. Most of what he is predicting would be a combination of the wheels/tires and the suspension. I have been through two winter with my Bwoodys and never had a problem...but he livesin Montana where thye get significantly more snow than southern KY.
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Re: switching it up (suspension)

lift it, it'll do great in the winter with the more clearance and bigger tires.
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