rear helper springs for towing?

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  1. oil_burner

    oil_burner Junior Member

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    Hi guys, I am towing a small trailer about 500lb total. My rear end is sagging and i can feel it bottoming lightly on dips and bumps. I'd like to add some helper springs or bags to the rear but the only ones i can find are for the 3rd gen. Has anyone fit these before?
     
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    I think the car is telling you not to tow things.
     
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    actually it tows great, I can't feel any strain on the brakes or engine. It is no heavier than 3 normal sized passengers in the vehicle I just need to get the rear suspension leveled.
     
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    have you replaced the rear shocks yet? or else maybe some adjustable coil overs might help.
     
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    Something like this might do the trick
     
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    Shift your load to take some weight off the tongue.
     
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    I can't shift the weight since it is a motorcycle trailer and the bike sits against the wheel chock built into the frame. I'd really like to add some air bags since even when I load my trunk up with my camera equipment I can see some visible sag.
     
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    I replaced my rear shocks and springs with these.
    2004-2009 Toyota Prius Rear Left & Right Quick Complete Shock Assemblies Pair | eBay
    They restored the height and improved the handling. The shock is inside the spring making it hard to use an airbag.
     
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