Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: NJ, don't hold it against me!
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OK, my JKU is a glorified mall cruiser/beach runner, sees no offroad (don't really consider the beach offroad) so I elected to go with the 2.5AEV lift over others. I installed the lift with their control arm drop brackets and a JKS front trac bar.
After the install the Jeep handled awful, almost undrivable. After some research we found I had been sent 2 door springs for my 4door, got that squared away with new 4 door springs and now is handling slightly better, on flat pavement. When I drive on any type of uneven road or hit the slightest bump the whole jeep rocks and sways violently. I have triple checked the install and I did it right, have had 2 alignments and it is dead on.
My question here is could the use of the soft 2 door springs (which were in the jeep for maybe 3,000 miles) have overly tweaked my sway bars where it has lost its strength/rigidity? Could the soft springs have blown the shocks out? What else could I be missing here? It feels as though the sway in the jeep begins/originates in the rear end but it may just be translating to the rear from the front.
For reference I have owned many jeeps over the year, I had a TJ on 37's that handled far better then this jeep is right now, that TJ I had no issues running high speeds down the road, this JKU right now my wife won't drive and doesn't even like getting into as a passenger.
Any ideas/suggestions would he hugely helpful at this point. Thanks!
2012 JKU Sahara, basically stock
1989 4Runner, SAS, ARBs, 35's, yada yada yada
1998 Tj 1ton build in progress, stretch to LJ dimensions, chevy v8 (350+hp), auto, duals, 1tons, 40's, coilovers, the usual family wheeler
Former Team Quadratec driver #831