\'99 TJ Rear Suspension Bottoming out
Hi all. I just got my '99 TJ a few months ago and love it so far.(4.0L, 5 spd, Rag top)
But, a couple of weeks ago I had four adults in it for the first time and if I hit a small to medium sized bump in the road the rear end would "bottom out". Any ideas?
As far as I can tell all of the suspension is stock. It rides great on road, no excessive bouncing or hard knocks. But as I said, when waited down with people the rear slams when stressed. I assume this is the bump stops hitting. Do the soft tops come with softer springs than the hard tops? Would a small (2") coil spacer give me the extra travel I need without requiring any other modifications? I wont be doing a lot of off roading. Most likely nothing harsher than dirt/mud trails, and this is my every day vehicle.
Any help, suggestions, history, cash, whatever would be GREATLY appreciated.
PS: I had a '77 CJ-5 years ago, but couldn't afford to keep it running and had to sell her. I feels really great to finally be back in the Jeep society.