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Hi All...new to tne forum and located in the UK..so apologies in advance if i use some incorect termonology...just purchased a 2005 WK 3.0 CRD (DIESEL) 60K milage the jeep was very bouncy compared with my 2 year older WJ....Standing height looked good so asumed springs were ok... .checked out the shocks and they were leaking....replaced all 4 with standarg Monroe....quite a job on the front.. also changed the front sway bar bushes and drop links to cure clonking noises.. trouble is its still very bouncy... if i grab the roof rails and shake the jeep rolls side to side and continues quite a bit when i let go read throug quite a lot of the info here re upgrades.... I just use it on road but in tbe UK the country lanes are narrow and twisty ....can i cure a lot of this roll by just fitting the SRT rear sway and bushings, will they fit into the existing brackets....or do you think i should also upgrade shocks/springs.....thanks very much for your time and i know that most of this has been covered before but just checking as i have the UK model... thanks Steve

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Old 08-29-2016, 07:05 AM
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Re: Bouncy Jeep

Hi also from the UK ! The Grand Cherokees are a bit bouncy as standard. I have fitted Eibach lowered springs and Monroe uprated dampers to the rear of my 2007 Crd It now sits level and has stiffened up the rear Quite a bit. Havnt done the front as I wanted it to sit level rather than nose down.
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Hi Roddaz...thanks for the reply, do you know any part numbers for what you used or have a link....also on your 2007 does it have the later front antiroll bar that connects to a damper ro just the standard with drop links......there is a lot of info on this forum but dont want to do anything that may affect the steering..just stop the rolling a bit....thanks Steve
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I have never seen the anti roll bar that connects to a damper just the usual drop links.
I have replaced the bushes onto the front crossmember, I used uprated poly bushes from Rock Auto in the US. they are blue in colour.
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Re: Bouncy Jeep

That body roll is standard on the WK, but if you want to get rid of it you are on the right track. The SRT sway bars will be the most direct and effective fix for body roll. To get them under your rig, you need new mount bushings in the rear for the thicker bar. The front bar is the same thickness as the non-SRT bar, it's just solid instead of hollow, so the same mount bushings will work. The next step in that equation is end links. There are lots of options. You probably don't want to go for super stiff ones, but the stock ones won't really give you all the benefits of the SRT sway bars; you will have to do the research on which ones you want. If this doesn't give you the handling you want, then adding different springs to it is probably the only way to go.
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Thanks for the info guys much appreciated will try the SRT bars first.....then move on if needed...all the best.... Steve
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It should be added that there is a frame bracket that is sold for the rear sway links that is absolutely not needed when you're buying stuff. It's hard to miss, but all you need for the rear is the bar and the mount bushings. The front is just the bar, nothing else. Parts after that are all up to your preference, but if you haven't seen the sticky suspension thread, you should have a look, lots of good info.
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Re: Bouncy Jeep

SRT bars make all the difference in the world! It'll change your ride slightly (less luxury, more sporty).

Be sure you have all the right tools to do the job. I snapped a bolt off on one of the brackets because of corrosion and being in a hurry.
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