I am the proud driver and owner of a 1994 Jeep Cherokee ST 4x4 with a I4 engine
. My little cheap jeep has been my daily driver for two years going from Palmer Alaska to Anchorage 5/7 days a week, 60 miles one way. Recently I noticed that the rear passenger side has been bottoming out, to the point that the tire is grinding against the wheel well, when I have a passenger in the vehicle or any decent amount of weight in the back.
I have replaced all the shocks, the tire size is 235/75R15, and now the passenger rear end is only bottoming out and tire grinding when I am going about 55 mph+ and hit any type of pothole or road divot, with someone riding shotgun or any decent amount of weight in back. Everything underneath looks good, no cracks in the leaf springs, leafs are a bit straight (maybe worn?) but its only the right side doing this.
Does anyone have an idea of what might be going on here that would result in one side bottoming out to the point of tire grinding. I only ask because I am tired, have been trying to wrap my head around this for 5 days (without ******* over 400 dollars for new leaf springs and these are the cheap ones too!
. I am really at the point where the idea of washing my jeep with gasoline and drying it with a match seems like a reasonable solution.
Please help before this idea becomes a reality.