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Towing with lowering springs

First post but I have been on here for a few weeks..

My question is, can I get the same tow rating with a mild drop?
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Old 08-16-2014, 06:53 PM
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Re: Towing with lowering springs

I've got the Eibachs, and have zero issues towing my Jetski, I think that's why the rear drop isn't as much so u can maintain the towing capacity.
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Re: Towing with lowering springs

The tow rating wont change, but your rear camber might with the weight.
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Re: Towing with lowering springs

Eibachs are not supposed to affect your tow ratings at all. Road Magnet has not released numbers but word is they reduce towing significantly. I'm sure it won't matter if you are towing something light, but if you are towing a 6-7k lb boat I wouldn't want road magnet.
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Eibachs are not supposed to affect your tow ratings at all. Road Magnet has not released numbers but word is they reduce towing significantly. I'm sure it won't matter if you are towing something light, but if you are towing a 6-7k lb boat I wouldn't want road magnet.
I have the road magnet aggressive springs and I tried towing a 1500 lb john deere with a medium duty tilt bed trailer and traveled 50 feet before i decided it was a bad idea. I couldnt even fit my hand between the back tires and the fender. Hooked the trailer up to my 14 Summit and it didnt even sag the rear end.
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Re: Towing with lowering springs

I have the RM 1.8" that I haven't installed yet, I tow my trailer and RZR all the time, I am guessing this is a bad idea then?
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I have the RM 1.8" that I haven't installed yet, I tow my trailer and RZR all the time, I am guessing this is a bad idea then?


Every situation will be different. I am assuming your tongue weight was a lot lighter than mine because of the size of the trailer I was towing. Use your best judgement.

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Re: Towing with lowering springs

I read somewhere that Road Magnet was good for 2000lbs max towing. When I contacted Road Magnet wouldn't give it a number.

It makes sense though. RM have no rake and according to everyone it rides better/softer than stock. Eibachs on the other hand have a lot of rake and are incredibly stiff. Stiffer than stock.
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Re: Towing with lowering springs

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I read somewhere that Road Magnet was good for 2000lbs max towing. When I contacted Road Magnet wouldn't give it a number.

It makes sense though. RM have no rake and according to everyone it rides better/softer than stock. Eibachs on the other hand have a lot of rake and are incredibly stiff. Stiffer than stock.

There is no way it rides even close to stock. But then again, it depends on the roads I guess. I am actually going with the mid level drop because I cant deal with the abuse of the rough ride anymore. with the 1.8" the rear looks almost lower than the front.
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Re: Towing with lowering springs

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I read somewhere that Road Magnet was good for 2000lbs max towing. When I contacted Road Magnet wouldn't give it a number.

It makes sense though. RM have no rake and according to everyone it rides better/softer than stock. Eibachs on the other hand have a lot of rake and are incredibly stiff. Stiffer than stock.
i don't have an opinion on RM's, but my Eibach's were longer (taller) and thinner (lighter gauge coil) than stock. They ride probably 10% softer than stock. Shame they're not low enough...

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