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post #1 of 9 Old 03-23-2009, 11:16 AM Thread Starter
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Rear overload spring for the rear of the WK?

I had added Roadmaster overload springs to my Durango, it was a nice system kept the truck more level, than the stock leaf springs while towing. It also limited bounce when going over bumps when towing.

The Jeep Grand Cherokee doesn't use leaf springs and tends to squat more than I like when hooked up. Is there an aftermarket spring overload system compatible with the Jeep Grand Cherokee?

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post #2 of 9 Old 03-23-2009, 11:56 AM
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I've heard of guys using air bags, but not much else.

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post #3 of 9 Old 03-23-2009, 01:41 PM
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Coil-Rite air helper springs. Made by firestone, very durable, adds lift, imroves ride quality and such.

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post #4 of 9 Old 03-23-2009, 01:56 PM Thread Starter
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Coil-Rite air helper springs. Made by firestone, very durable, adds lift, imroves ride quality and such.
thanks, I will check on those too!

I also found these
http://www.airliftcompany.com/online_catalog.html

I'm concerned about affecting the stock ride height and the stock ride stiffness when not towing. I liked the Roadmaster because they really didn't affect anything until a load was applied to the back.
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post #5 of 9 Old 03-23-2009, 02:11 PM Thread Starter
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here is a website for the coil-rite

http://www.firestoneindustrial.com/riderite/rrkit/

they seem to be the same cost as the airlift product.
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I just installed a set of AirLift brand airbags in our Jeep on Saturday! Not the easiest process but anyone with some mechanical knowledge should be able to handle it. I'm a license mechanic myself! I drove it with the bags aired up to max pressure, rides a little stiff, aired them down to the recommended 5 psi. Could not notice any difference from stock. Had a set of the firestone airbags on an old chevy and thought I would try a set of these since I don't want to bag out the springs while hauling 3 quads and gear when the boys and I head out for a day of muddin! Time will tell with this set but for the cost of the kit, I hope they work out. Only cost $105 Can with tax!
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I just installed a set of AirLift brand airbags in our Jeep on Saturday! Not the easiest process but anyone with some mechanical knowledge should be able to handle it. I'm a license mechanic myself! I drove it with the bags aired up to max pressure, rides a little stiff, aired them down to the recommended 5 psi. Could not notice any difference from stock. Had a set of the firestone airbags on an old chevy and thought I would try a set of these since I don't want to bag out the springs while hauling 3 quads and gear when the boys and I head out for a day of muddin! Time will tell with this set but for the cost of the kit, I hope they work out. Only cost $105 Can with tax!
thanks for info candieseljeep. The instructions for the airlift brand suggested the rear springs had to be removed to install, while the firestone airbag showed leaving the rear springs in place and then installing and that sounded easier.

Did you notice any difference in quality between the airlift and the firestone airbags?
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post #8 of 9 Old 03-24-2009, 02:03 PM
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I have the Firestone airbags and love them. If you tow anything you will like them too. No problems with them for the last 2 years.
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post #9 of 9 Old 03-24-2009, 03:59 PM
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It is tough to compare because the firestones I had in my old truck were like mini tractor trailer air bags and the jeep ones go right up inside the rear springs. They are a totally diiferent design. The Firestones and airlift are virtually the same. It is very is to remove the rear springs on these units. All you really need is a good floor jack and some taller jack stands. You need to remove the springs with the airlift kit because you must drill a hole in the bottolm spring perch for the air line and nipple coming out of the bottom of the airbag.
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