Im gonna jack my own thread to let everyone know that if I cant effectivly beef the rear susp up a bit the truck will be for sale.
2000 Grand Cherokee, ATX Preditor Rims, 2.5'' susp lift, Black Grill, Bush Guard w Lightforce Lights, Alpine sterio front to back, custome exhaust, Upgraded brakes, 4.7 V8, auto, power everthing, Very well maintaned truck, 218 000kms. Very litle for safty, Only thing it needs is new chain in T-case.
Located in Fort Frances, Ontario asking $6000 obo. or trade for truck.
I didnt ask if i "was doing it right", I was only wondering about heavier springs. A new trailer will cost 2-3k as opposed to new springs which will run $100-300. Now you can see why I was pondering the idea. I guess if noone knows Ill ask around another jeep forum,
with the V8, your capacity is 6500#s with 750#s tongue weight, with weight distribution hitch. WJ jeeps says 25' trailer maximum. I think you would be okay with the weight distribution hitch, which you should be using on any vehicle with that much weight anyways.
The OME HD springs, or air bags in the rear springs would help a bit. Definitely get a weight distribution hitch. The WJ V8 is rated to tow 6500 pounds, with 750 pounds max tongue weight. I'd also want trailer brakes if you don't already have them. It should do fine with the weight as long as you have it set up right.
i know this is a long shot and ill get some crap for saying it, but if you truly want to keep your jeep and beef up the rear susp, consider converting to the rear leaf springs? may be a better set up for towing than coils, but i could be wrong