Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Chevy Chase, MD
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AEV (American Expedition Vehicles) springs handle lots of rear weight well and were specifically designed with that in mind. I've run with a about a hundred fifty pounds in the cargo area, four hundred pounds in a hitch hauler, two 65lb dogs in the rear seat, my son and I in the front seats and the Jeep still drives well. (But 50lbs more in the hitch hauler and I started to notice the rear end getting that mushy feeling - since my load was intermittent, I didn't air up the rear tires, but it would have helped.)
If you search you'll find that the Mopar Overland concept vehicle, which has an ARB rack, RTT, water tank, etc, etc, etc, has an AEV 3.5" suspension on it. Also, the Adventure Trailers demo JKU Flip Pac Jeep which has the Flip Pac top with the flip open tent feature, water tank, electric pump, shower, etc, etc, has an AEV suspension. The Earthroamer demo/exposition Jeep also ended up with an AEV suspension after a pieced together suspension ultimately failed.
I believe AEV's rear track bar bracket raises the bar higher than others, in any event, it gets rid of body lean.
One simple suggestions I refferred to above, raise the pressure in your rear tires, if you haven't done it yet it will make a substantial difference.