Sagging Butt - need help

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We just got our 392 and I am afraid the suspension is not enough to tow our off road trailer. Does anyone know of a suspension kit with heavy duty springs?
 

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There's probably a joke about prison britches in there somewhere, or, old age!

But seriously, I feared reality on the softer springs in the rear would result in what you experienced. My concern with putting stiffer springs on the rear axel would totally alter its handling characteristics, since Jeep had to reduce the rear 10% and increase the front 20% just to keep it handling "similar" to the V6 Rubi...
 

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We just got our 392 and I am afraid the suspension is not enough to tow our off road trailer. Does anyone know of a suspension kit with heavy duty springs?
Google "load equalizer hitch", that should level out you rig....
 
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There's probably a joke about prison britches in there somewhere, or, old age!

But seriously, I feared reality on the softer springs in the rear would result in what you experienced. My concern with putting stiffer springs on the rear axel would totally alter its handling characteristics, since Jeep had to reduce the rear 10% and increase the front 20% just to keep it handling "similar" to the V6 Rubi...
Your better guess is old, much older than most in this forum. I understand it will handle differently. My 2018 Recon had AEV HC springs with a 4 1/2 lift. I drove much differently also. But we go off road and need a 2-3 inch lift with high capacity springs. Thanks
 
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Google "load equalizer hitch", that should level out you rig....
An LE will reduce off road trailering as far as I know.
 
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I work in the RV industry and deal with Weight Dist. every day. Its 2 fold on what it does and its intent is to keep the front of the truck from rasing up more than 1/2 inch so it doesnt create steering problems. Which is not affected by our vehicles much cause of the straight axle. Weight Dist. will slightly help the back of jeep from sagging. Its main design thou is to take tongue weight off the hitch from trying to break it off the jeep. 4 door JL's are rated for 350lb's of tongue weight so I would weigh your tongue weight on your trailer to make sure its in spec. Maybe slide some weight to the back.
 
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