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post #1 of 4 Old 01-16-2017, 06:25 AM Thread Starter
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Road trip tips and ideas?

Hey Guys
im taking my jeep on a very long road trip this summer OK to VA to MA/ME and back . we have been on long vacations before with it before but it wasn't the high light of the trip. We been from Oklahoma to Sedona AZ and the grand Canyon, and up to Breckenridge Colorado. The jeeps performance was never an issue ,the family's beef was the loud uncomfortable ride. The jeep is an 08 JKU hard top and doors, auto , 35 inch nitto trail grappler mt on a super awesome 4 inch procomp lift with procomp pro runner shocks.

im working on replacing/upgrading the suspension to ride better( i cant seem to make up my mind though) im looking at the rock krawler 3.5 inch X-factor,JSPEC 3.5" J Konnect Suspension System and teraflex JK 4 Door 4" Lift Kit w/ 8 FlexArms . The interior needs some help too. i put some seat blocks in on the rear seat to help it recline. I want to replace the front seats with a set of mastercraft reclining suspension seats. to make it quieter i was thinking of lizard skin sound and heat insulation spray . i think 2 gallons of each should cover the inside of the hard top and the tub.

What have you guys done to make your jeeps more road trip friendly so your family wants to get back in it to make the trip back home?

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the jeep did fine in the snow but at 11,000 feet if was beyond gutless

some where in Sedona AZ

we followed a pink jeep tour and had a great time , but an all black jeep in AZ in the summer was hot AF.
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buy a set of street oriented tires like KO2's it will be much more enjoyable. I run two sets of tires one for road trips one for offroad trips.
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Agree tires are a huge factor. The highway ride in my JK would be great w/ better tires.


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I would look into a metalcloak lift with ome or fox shocks. That will really help it to ride smoother. Obviously a set of all-terrains will help also, but tires are expensive to have 2 sets laying around.

08 JKU 6.0 LC8 6L80 Atlas 2 39" KM3's on Trilogy race beadlocks, prorock 44,rcv's arb front. rock jock 60 rear 40spline shafts,arb 5.13's and a bunch of other stuff
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