rear strut upgrades towing heavy loads

Discussion in 'Gen 2 Prius Accessories & Modifications' started by Glen2007, Jun 10, 2021.

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    Reading this thread Heavy Springs And Lift Upgrade | PriusChat .
    Inspired me to order these For 2009-2010 Toyota Matrix Rear Pair Quick Complete Strut & Coil Spring | eBay For 2009-2010 Toyota Matrix Rear Pair Quick Complete Strut & Coil Spring. I do not see a huge difference unless the mounting is different on top or the bottom ? As far as the length difference if I started to jack up my rear end im pretty sure the tire will be making contact with the ground well above 2 inches difference. Then there is the travel length so that spec seems to be 2 inch difference so maybe these will drop in by raising jacking up the lower bolt suspension to compensate for the 2 inch shorter length. Now that I have a generic stock spec length of travel I could raise my rear end measure at wheel well then lower then see difference. That might tell me how many inches of loaded travel is available. And possibly how much sag compared to other stock pri. IMG_1286.JPG
     
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    . Dropped right in. For 2009-2010 Toyota Matrix Rear Pair Quick Complete Strut & Coil Spring .
    FWD 2009 Pontiac Vibe Base Wagon 4-Door 1.8L 1798CC 110Cu. In. l4 GAS DOHC Naturally Aspirated.
    The rear gained 1.5 inches !!! These did not say awd. If you are not really strong get an impact for the 19mm nut. Or put your breaker bar on nut then lower make sure you are turning moving the lever in the proper direction. Installed in 110 degree heat in the shade fun . Will report later when trailer gets attached and the tongue weight gets added. When you do a curb weight comparison prius vs matrix the 2009 is heavier. For 2009-2010 Toyota Matrix Rear Pair Quick Complete Strut & Coil Spring | eBayFor 2009-2010 Toyota Matrix Rear Pair Quick Complete Strut & Coil Spring | eBay IMG_1317.JPG IMG_1317.JPG IMG_1318.JPG IMG_1319.JPG IMG_1320.JPG
     
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