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jeepsrt8bx 06-25-2013 07:04 PM

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

VistaCruiser 06-25-2013 09:13 PM

Re: Bottoming out problem
Higher spring rate? Do you know the spring rate of the ones you swapped in?


jeepsrt8bx 06-26-2013 05:56 PM

They are factory hight

VistaCruiser 06-27-2013 01:50 PM

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.


jeepsrt8bx 06-27-2013 02:44 PM

Thanks il do that

SRTuntakit 12-01-2013 01:24 AM

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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