Newbie - Suspension Upgrade for '96 Jeep Grand Cherokee

ILoveAsianDirtyBirds

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I recently got my hands on a '96 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo that I use to haul my bike and gear to ride. I have a Joe Hauler that causes the old girl to sag quite a bit when loaded with my bike (300 lbs), carrier (40 lbs) and sundry gear.

At the same time, I'd like to get some wheels and tires.

The question is, what's the best way to go about fixing the rear-end to prevent so much sag when loaded???

If anyone has any suggestions on shops in LA that can help me, that would be appreciated, otherwise I'll be heading down to 4 wheel parts, which I'm not sure I want to do because I'm sure they'll want to sell me stuff I don't need.

Thanks.
 

Sparky

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http://www.tandjperformance.com/

These guys are Jeep gurus and they are nearby in Orange County. They will treat you right, and they won't try to oversell you.

If you are just looking for load capacity, then look at adding some airbags.
 

Andrew

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I'd recommend airbags or stiffer springs. Bags would be cheaper though, and you can get an in-cab dial for them. I had them on an old truck of mine, and it worked great... anytime I had my bike and gear in the bed, I stiffened it up. Works well for towing too

Or there's always springs... keep in mind this will ALWAYS be stiffer though.

Or get a full lift kit :D
 
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