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post #1 of 9 Old 01-25-2010, 09:26 PM Thread Starter
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Stupid newbie move of the day.....

Well after putting my lift on last weekend I was really excited, took it on a road trip this weekend, above 50mph it would get a sway in the rear (wife referred to it as doing the hula). It was subtleand wasn't noticable except when changing lanes and getting hit with crosswinds. It also rode rougher than I thought it would.

Climbed under the jeep tonight and checked the torque on everything but nothing was loose. Hopped on the board and read a thread about tire pressures, go out and check sure enough 65psi in the rear and 58psi in the fronts......... DOH!!!!!!!

That's what I get for being so eager to drive it after the lift went on......

Haven't checked it yet but I'm guessing my "hula" will go away...... Thanks to the folks on this board for posting thier experience, I really appreciate it even though I feel like a dumba$$ at the moment.
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post #2 of 9 Old 01-25-2010, 09:51 PM
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Only call your self a dumbass if YOU inflated the tire like that. If YOU did than yes your a dumbass!!
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It was the local tire shop not me..... And I was thanking the folks on this board for posting good info so off.................
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Hope you get it corrected, and that the ride will drastically improve. I actually aired a tire up to around 70 lbs one time when I was talking to a buddy after wheeling, and left the compressor on WAY too long. Now that was really dumb.


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Well after putting my lift on last weekend I was really excited, took it on a road trip this weekend, above 50mph it would get a sway in the rear (wife referred to it as doing the hula). It was subtleand wasn't noticable except when changing lanes and getting hit with crosswinds. It also rode rougher than I thought it would.

Climbed under the jeep tonight and checked the torque on everything but nothing was loose. Hopped on the board and read a thread about tire pressures, go out and check sure enough 65psi in the rear and 58psi in the fronts......... DOH!!!!!!!

That's what I get for being so eager to drive it after the lift went on......

Haven't checked it yet but I'm guessing my "hula" will go away...... Thanks to the folks on this board for posting thier experience, I really appreciate it even though I feel like a dumba$$ at the moment.
Did the same thing bro. 4wheel parts sent my wheels and tires with 70 psi and I never even thought to check it until I drove it and thought I was riding on a pool table. Hey you live and learn right.
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It was the local tire shop not me..... And I was thanking the folks on this board for posting good info so off.................
So mean!! No need for that rudeness Needledi[k Just playin tire shop guys do dumb stuff like that all the time.
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Don't forget to check your spare as well.....mine was grossly overfilled too.


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post #8 of 9 Old 01-26-2010, 08:01 AM
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I agree: not YOUR fault if YOU didn't inflate the tires.

Reminds me of a time I picked up my Magnum SRT8 from a service visit, before a trip to Phoenix AZ, in middle of summer. The dumbasses at South Bay Chrysler Dodge had inflated all four tires to 50 psi (instead of 33 psi)!

Luckily, the car rode SO harsh I realized their stupidity before I hit the 115F desert heat... @ 90 mph!

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post #9 of 9 Old 01-26-2010, 08:53 AM
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Hope that solves the issue. The newb mistake I made was to not wait until the jeep was sitting on all fours prior to torquing everything back. Be sure you don't make that mistake.

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