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Re: Load Leveling Shock Part Number Help...

Actually they are not always included. Jeep keeps changing the package but my '12 has the factory towing package (500/5000) but no load levellers. When I drop my 4,000 lb (gross) travel trailer on the hitch, the 460lb tongue weight drops the back about a inch.

I am considering some Air Lifts in the back to level the Jeep when towing even though I've never noticed an issue. Did price the load levelling shocks at one point but they are not cheap.

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Re: Load Leveling Shock Part Number Help...

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Actually they are not always included. Jeep keeps changing the package but my '12 has the factory towing package (500/5000) but no load levellers. When I drop my 4,000 lb (gross) travel trailer on the hitch, the 460lb tongue weight drops the back about a inch.

I am considering some Air Lifts in the back to level the Jeep when towing even though I've never noticed an issue. Did price the load levelling shocks at one point but they are not cheap.
You do know 1 inch is nothing and also that the load leveling only works if you drive and the suspension gets a chance to travel upward right ? It cannot level itself without the momentum of the upward shock travel over recovering from a bump. The shock essentially uses road conditions to pump itself up.

Have you verified your rear shock part number?
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Re: Load Leveling Shock Part Number Help...

Guess you had trouble understanding my post. My '12 came with standard shocks and not load levellers even though it has the factory towing package.

I am considering adding air lifts which fit inside the rear coil spring and provide more "spring" by adding air pressure, not movement. There are automatic versions but manual is fine with me.

I am not considering a "Weight Distributing Hitch" because the single axle on the trailer does not have as much reserve as I would like.

It is a bit of a rock and a hard place but is the best solution I could find and prefer air lifts to air shocks.
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Re: Load Leveling Shock Part Number Help...

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Guess you had trouble understanding my post. My '12 came with standard shocks and not load levellers even though it has the factory towing package.

I am considering adding air lifts which fit inside the rear coil spring and provide more "spring" by adding air pressure, not movement. There are automatic versions but manual is fine with me.

I am not considering a "Weight Distributing Hitch" because the single axle on the trailer does not have as much reserve as I would like.

It is a bit of a rock and a hard place but is the best solution I could find and prefer air lifts to air shocks.
I think you misunderstood me... how do you know it didn't come with them? Whats the part number on your rear shocks? I'm guessing you have a v6 then.
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