Turbulence! Need to lessen the rough ride.

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Turbulence! Need to lessen the rough ride.

Post by optimus prime » Wed Sep 05, 2012 12:36 am

OKAY!


Short and sweet! Been a long time posting. In this time much has happened with my deli, but more has to happen soon.

This weekend was wash board intensive. The short wheel base makes for uneasy touring over long distances of logging road. The rear shocks are (shamefully) the original. Does anyone have any tips or tweaks to lessen the shuttering stress? Open to all input.


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Re: Turbulence! Need to lessen the rough ride.

Post by mararmeisto » Wed Sep 05, 2012 6:08 am

Better shocks.
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Post by yojimbo » Wed Sep 05, 2012 7:38 am

If they really are 'original', at the very least, new shocks!
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Post by snelson » Wed Sep 05, 2012 8:16 am

Shocks for sure and what about your bushings? Mine were pretty cracked, crumbly.
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Post by jessef » Wed Sep 05, 2012 10:53 am

shocks x10

If you are looking for a firm and more responsive ride on the road go with Procomp 9000 series (gas) shocks

If you are looking for a 'softer' ride offroad on corrugated service roads, go with Procomp 3000 series (oil) shocks

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Turbulence! Need to lessen the rough ride.

Post by lettereleven » Wed Sep 05, 2012 6:27 pm

Hey Jesse,

Have you had any success at sourcing Bilstein PN for an L400 (front and rear non ECS)? I saw froma previous post some PN you found but they were L300.

I too suffer from wash board hell. Went up the Hurley last week and it was so bad that the bull bar side mounts sheared off from vibration.

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Post by tonydca » Wed Sep 05, 2012 9:30 pm

I find dropping tire pressure down to around 20 psi also makes a huge difference.
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Post by lettereleven » Wed Sep 05, 2012 11:21 pm

Oops, I meant with ECS

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