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Old 12-03-2015, 08:38 AM
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I just got a printout on my 2000 GC. It says that it has regular suspension. I want to beef it, as I pull a trailer sometimes. I don't want to lift it, just a beefier suspension. Any ideas as what to use? Not very knowledgeable in this area.
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Old 12-03-2015, 11:31 PM
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How much does the trailer weight?
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Okay, here's the thing. My 2000 base Laredo also has the standard suspension, however on the build sheet listed as optional equipment are 4 springs and a GVW of 5350 lbs. They don't specify what springs they are or what package they come with, but I can put over 3/5 ton of cargo in it and the rear end only squats about 2". I doubt your trailer tongue loading would be near that, but you could use shock absorbers with extra springs on them if you need to. The important thing would be a trans cooler. I would recommend Monroe Load Adjusting rear shocks PT#58647. They are designed to support the load without adding harshness to the ride.

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I tow a 20' travel trailer with a 2003 4.0L WJ, and solved my suspension enhancement issue by adding Sumo Spring coil inserts #CSS-1168 . The Sumo Spring inserts were economical, about $150 bucks, simple and easy to install, and for me resolved the sag without making the suspension buck-board stiff. Hope this helps!
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