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Load Leveling shocks retrofit - Laredo

A Laredo equipped with the tow package comes with a rear load leveling suspension. From what I gather, the rear load leveling suspension consists of special load leveling shock absorbers.

Can these load leveling shock absorbers be retrofitted to a Laredo? Is there more to it?

Anyone here tried this? Did you stay with the OEM shocks or try another brand?
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Old 06-20-2012, 11:57 AM
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Re: Load Leveling shocks retrofit - Laredo

The tow package self leveling shock is a Nivomat shock made by ZF Sachs.

http://www.zf.com/na/content/en/nort...ewsId=21773480

it is a stand alone unit. Just two shocks. Nothing else to it, no wires, no hoses just shocks.

If you look around there have been numerous threads on this.
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Re: Load Leveling shocks retrofit - Laredo

you can probably swap with a member here wanting to add the lowering kit from Eibach. The Eibach lowering kit only works on WK2's with regular shocks...not the load-leveling
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Re: Load Leveling shocks retrofit - Laredo

Does anybody have a part number for the oem load leveling shocks?
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Re: Load Leveling shocks retrofit - Laredo

They are north of $700 per pair...
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Re: Load Leveling shocks retrofit - Laredo

The part number listed for the load leveling nivomat shocks in an earlier thread is 68029552AE.

Unfortunately I haven't been able to find this part number online anywhere.

I found two online sites that listed a OEM shock w/load leveling w/o height control, which is what I assume that I am looking for. Both sites showed this part as N/A and without a price. They also listed a shock mount w/load leveling suspension for $375.

Is a different shock mount required for the load leveling nivomat shock? This would help explain why people are saying that they are very expensive.

Would someone remove the mounts too if they were taking off their nivomat shocks to lower thier GC?

And lastly, does anyone have a source for the load leveling shocks part #68029552AE, other than a dealership?
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Re: Load Leveling shocks retrofit - Laredo

justforjeeps.com and they do indeed have different mounts
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Re: Load Leveling shocks retrofit - Laredo

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justforjeeps.com and they do indeed have different mounts
Hey Scott,

Are you positive they have different upper mounts? We can only find one part number that seems applicable to all shocks 68029590AE.

Thanks!
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Re: Load Leveling shocks retrofit - Laredo

Don't forget new springs, too. The load leveling shocks have softer springs as they take over some of the spring functionality.
That's why the Jeeps sag when you change from LL shocks to standard shocks.
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Re: Load Leveling shocks retrofit - Laredo

I don't know why one would want to pay that much for a clunky-thunk in your trunk. I wish I didn't have them (although they did work nicely when I had 20 bags of topsoil behind the rear seat).
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I have the load leveling shocks and springs for sale right now. Came off my 2012 GC with very little mileage...<4k
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Re: Load Leveling shocks retrofit - Laredo

I had my tow package installed on my Altitude @ the dealer before pick up in 2012, according to the parts desk with my vin# my original shocks has a part# 68069671AC, but what I currently have on after the tow package install is part# 68039560AA. I believe those are load leveling, even though part# 68039560AA does not exists in their system anymore!
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