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RECDOG 05-09-2013 01:46 PM

14' Suspension..Tighter
 
Hello,

Well after my last thread...im much calmer now...jeep 8.4 screen working properly now..for now..:/

Anyhow..my only other lil dislike of the whole Cherokee is the suspension feels a lil floaty on highway to me now,,, cause im pretty anal and coming from a 2012 srt8 cherokee( I know this is no srt8,,but bare with me)..How can i tighten up the suspension on my 2014 limited...5.7 lux II

I was thinking Bilstein shocks? I dont have the adjustable suspension keep in mind

Or change out the springs for maybe some H&R?

I do zero off roading only city commuting.

anyone have any knowledge on this subject I really appreciate it.

DirtyDuc83 05-09-2013 02:49 PM

Re: 14' Suspension..Tighter
 
Are you still running the stock forteras? You may want to consider new tires before messing with the suspension. The forteras handled terribly and were one of the first things I swapped. My current tires handle far better in all conditions and the floaty bounciness i felt with the forteras is gone.

RECDOG 05-09-2013 02:58 PM

Re: 14' Suspension..Tighter
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by DirtyDuc83 (Post 820340)
Are you still running the stock forteras? You may want to consider new tires before messing with the suspension. The forteras handled terribly and were one of the first things I swapped. My current tires handle far better in all conditions and the floaty bounciness i felt with the forteras is gone.


HHMM I hate to sound like a total nuub But im not sure...its what ever was one the 20" set up..option

I have to look

berk483 05-09-2013 04:42 PM

Re: 14' Suspension..Tighter
 
Yes, you have GY forteras if you are in the states.

RECDOG 05-09-2013 05:44 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by berk483 (Post 820401)
Yes, you have GY forteras if you are in the states.


Yes im in NYC at work now tho and cant check...

are they sucky tires? enough to cause floatiness? I wouldnt think a tire could casue that

DirtyDuc83 05-09-2013 06:45 PM

Re: 14' Suspension..Tighter
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by RECDOG (Post 820421)
Yes im in NYC at work now tho and cant check...

are they sucky tires? enough to cause floatiness? I wouldnt think a tire could casue that

If you do a search, you'll see a lot of threads of people changing the tires and having a much better ride. Tires are your connection to the road and can have a huge impact on road feel, bounciness etc...

The sidewalls on the forteras are very soft and rollover easily which can cause that floaty feeling. You could try adjusting the tire pressure on them to see if that helps at all.

RECDOG 05-10-2013 09:07 AM

Re: 14' Suspension..Tighter
 
yes I do have those forteras...good years

hmm... will a 295/45 fit on the 20' rim I have I wonder

Scottina06 05-10-2013 10:29 AM

Re: 14' Suspension..Tighter
 
you need some eibachs springs and the SRT sway bars...atleast the rear bar

RECDOG 05-10-2013 02:06 PM

Re: 14' Suspension..Tighter
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Scottina06 (Post 820795)
you need some eibachs springs and the SRT sway bars...atleast the rear bar


been a lil tricky...looking for said items cause of the "2104"...seems to not be an option on anything.

Scottina06 05-10-2013 06:05 PM

Re: 14' Suspension..Tighter
 
the 14' suspension is the same

RECDOG 05-13-2013 02:19 PM

Re: 14' Suspension..Tighter
 
Hmm not sure.. I just called jeep parts and the guy didn't think that it's possible.. Said the control arms and such are different.. Is there aftermarket sway bars?

brandont 05-14-2013 06:40 AM

Re: 14' Suspension..Tighter
 
Swaybars will help with reducing roll but will not do anything in a straight line and will not assist with a 'planted' feel. Springs will give a stiffer ride & less roll but without accompanying shocks they will also feel floaty. What you really need are better shocks to still the suspension movement more quickly.


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