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Old 01-19-2020
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Default beef up toad suspension

I have a 2009 Jeep Liberty Sport with the V6 engine. I installed a class 3 hitch to accomodate a mobility scooter lift. The lift plus scooter weigh around 360 pounds. I also keep a toolbox in the jeep and other stuff so the load on the rear axle is pretty high. The rear end is noticeably lower.

I want to find a way to beef up the rear suspension without significantly raising the rear. After all, I don't have the scooter on it all the time, but will have it loaded when we are towing it behind the coach.

Does anyone have any ideas at to what methods and/or products might help in this situation?

Steve Pappas and his son, Alex are on the case, but I thought there might be some experience out there? And as Randy said, gotta keep the forum active so there is a little something for everyone to participate in.
Gardner Yeaw
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Air bags. Inflate and adjust as required.
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Old 01-19-2020
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Originally Posted by D. Troit View Post
Air bags. Inflate and adjust as required.
I think Air Lift and Firestone both make a kit with bags that fit inside of the coil spring. I believe either one is less than one hundred dollars. Much better than air shocks that put a lot of stress on the shock mounts.
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Old 01-19-2020
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Check out Timbren load helpers. They don't contact anything till there is weight on the axle then they help with the load.
George Dillon
Tecumseh, Ontario Canada
1999 LXI 43
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