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mckscuba 10-12-2010 11:42 PM

Stiffer ride for the WJ?
Folks complain that the ride of my 2002 Grand Cherokee Limited is too "bouncy". Anyone know if there's a reasonable way to "stiffen" the ride of my WJ? New shocks maybe? Thanks!

DJ BoNiOmArIo 10-12-2010 11:51 PM

Re: Stiffer ride for the WJ?
There are two options in this case.

1) You can replace your shocks, because bouncy rides usually mean that ur shocks need to be replaced given that yours is a 2002 than you have some good miles on it and the OEM shocks are complete garbage. for this I highly recommend bilstein.

2) you can get some lowering springs that will drop the ride by an inch and also add the new shocks then your ride will be real stiff and just the stance overall looks so much better.

- My honest opinion is go with the bilstein shocks, and if the ride is still too bouncy then lower it by an inch with some good set of lowering springs ... that should help

bluetigger 10-13-2010 10:01 AM

Re: Stiffer ride for the WJ?
I put Bilstein 5100s on and it stiffened right up. It has a much better feel to it now.

kevinswj 10-13-2010 01:13 PM

Re: Stiffer ride for the WJ?
Look up addco sway bars they are said to really improve the handling and stop the sway side to side when going over a bump. Like when you pull into a gas station or your driveway on a angle. This is the motion most people complain about in SUVs. There is a write up about these on

mckscuba 10-13-2010 11:17 PM

Re: Stiffer ride for the WJ?
Thanks all...great feed back...I'll be checking these options out ASAP!

FlyinRyan 10-13-2010 11:32 PM

Re: Stiffer ride for the WJ?
Shocks go a long way, I too would recommend Bilstein.

Beyond that, I'd look into at minimum a used set of low mileage coils (preferably Upcountry), if not a combination of Eibach springs + coil spacers to bring the height back to factory levels so as to not upset the drivetrain/suspension geometry.

Motteler621 10-14-2010 01:55 AM

Re: Stiffer ride for the WJ?
id definitly recommend bilsteins as well. In my experience they take a few weeks to break in

straty1987 10-14-2010 04:44 PM

Re: Stiffer ride for the WJ?
with the MX6 shocks an adjust the stiffness or softness, have 6 settings

Jim Hef 10-15-2010 10:42 AM

Re: Stiffer ride for the WJ?
And that MX6 adjustment will later on allow you to compensate for wear. These are excellent shocks. Contact for pricing.

emtclark 10-23-2010 10:56 AM

Re: Stiffer ride for the WJ?
Went with the 5100 Bilsteins and Addco rear swaybar on my 2000 Upcountry WJ Laredo. Whole new ride. Also gonna check all my bushings for wear now that I'm at 130K. EnergySuspension will be the place for replacements. ;)

Jeff_Jeske 10-30-2010 03:11 PM

Re: Stiffer ride for the WJ?
Best place to purchase the 5100s? I'm at 130k on the originals as well.

mrea1206 11-06-2010 01:34 PM

Re: Stiffer ride for the WJ?
ya bilsteins are a good choice for your jeep. I have some on my trans am and now the ride is almost too stiff lol

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