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post #1 of 6 Old 09-09-2019, 06:46 PM Thread Starter
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Adding Rear-End Weight

1999 Jeep Cherokee Sport 4.0L 5-spd - Any suggestions/comments/information about how to add some permanent weight at the back end? Already have adjustable air lift system installed on the rear which I use mainly for when I'm towing a 5x8 cargo trailer, but when driving just the Jeep it's a pretty harsh ride back there; recently I was hauling about 250-300# concrete mix and suddenly realized (yup, I'm a sloooooooooow learner . . .) that additional weight significantly improved the overall ride. So now I'm wondering if there is some way to add permanent weight to the frame or some such.

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post #2 of 6 Old 09-09-2019, 07:11 PM
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Why not fix the issue ? More weight translates to less gas mpg's.


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post #3 of 6 Old 09-10-2019, 05:54 AM
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What do you have for rear springs? Also, check shocks. Old Man Emu rear springs, at least the newer ones, are a dual spring. Sort of a medium spring, then a heavy spring when the load lowers the ride height down. I think Chevys have these types of springs. I do have a 3.5" set, that I have not installed. They do not include bushings.
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post #4 of 6 Old 09-11-2019, 01:55 PM
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What brand leaf packs and what is your rear shackle angle look like?

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post #5 of 6 Old 09-11-2019, 10:06 PM
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Added weight is never the answer. Get softer springs.
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post #6 of 6 Old 09-14-2019, 07:50 AM
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Originally Posted by tyvanwie View Post
Added weight is never the answer. Get softer springs.
Not true!! In snow, added weight IS the answer.

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