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Bottoming out problem

I have a 06 jeep srt8 I changed the rear springs and shocks and it still bottoms out I have a bass box in the trunk but I don't think that could be the problem... Any help pls
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Re: Bottoming out problem

Higher spring rate? Do you know the spring rate of the ones you swapped in?

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Re: Bottoming out problem

Look for stiffer/higher spring rate springs. They also make progressive bump stops so it's smoother than just bouncing off the factory stop. HTH.

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Re: Bottoming out problem

If I'm not mistaking bottoming out is due more to the lack of dampening in the shock itself. The spring rate determines how quickly the vehicle returns to normal ride height after compression. Springs will also determine body roll as well. It would take a whole lot of spring rate to compensate for a shock not producing enough dampening to the point that it would keep the suspension at full extension and not compress. I would recommend trying different shocks with HIGHER dampening rate. I'm no expert but I was a professional R/C off road racer for 15 years and did lots of testing of suspension LOL. Someone correct me if I'm wrong.
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