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Fat Bass
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 02, 2005 5:31 pm    Post subject: Towing & Rear suspension Reply with quote

I have a 01 cherokee sport with 36k on it. The rear springs sag considerably when I hook up my boat. The boat is roughly 900lbs hull weight, dry, and the motor is roughly 250lbs. I believe the tongue weight is correct. What do you folks reccommend for helping those springs? I really do not want to install a lift kit or air shocks. Also, the gas mileage is horrendous while towing.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 02, 2005 6:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You could get a set of heavy duty leaf springs. They made two types from the factory (soft ride and heavy duty). They heavy duty typically came with the up-country package on the XJ's. You can find them at quadratec for pretty cheap ($65 a piece I think). Not much you can do about the gas mileage.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 02, 2005 6:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

As stated above, unless you have the towing package the stock springs are really soft.

A load leveler might help to.
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