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xjman 11-03-2010 09:36 PM

Laredo with tow package question
 
I have a Laredo with a tow package and trail rated and it seems that the rear of the car is higher than the front. Is this normal for all the GCs, or there is something wrong with mine.
Thanks.

nek121328 11-03-2010 09:46 PM

Re: Laredo with tow package question
 
No, it's normal that the rear end of the GC should be higher than the front. Add some tongue weight to the hitch and things should level out.

Bmwister 11-03-2010 10:00 PM

Re: Laredo with tow package question
 
The tow package adds the load leveling suspension too (a special ZF shock) so you won't have to worry about loading it down. I've noticed some sit higher at the rear too, but then I go back and look at the same vehicle the next day and it sits lower. Perhaps the load-leveling shock has some variability? It actually doesn't do any leveling until you drive for a short distance (no info on how far) for the internal shock pumping to adjust the rear ride height to "normal".

Cherodude 11-03-2010 10:14 PM

Re: Laredo with tow package question
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Bmwister (Post 295687)
The tow package adds the load leveling suspension too (a special ZF shock) so you won't have to worry about loading it down. I've noticed some sit higher at the rear too, but then I go back and look at the same vehicle the next day and it sits lower. Perhaps the load-leveling shock has some variability? It actually doesn't do any leveling until you drive for a short distance (no info on how far) for the internal shock pumping to adjust the rear ride height to "normal".

The ZF Nivomat load levelling shocks have been used in the rear suspension of Chrysler vehicles for several years now. According to this article, the shocks will adjust to level the vehicle after about a mile to a mile-and-a-half of driving.

http://findarticles.com/p/articles/m.../ai_108098131/

Scottina06 11-03-2010 10:19 PM

Re: Laredo with tow package question
 
all GC's have a slight rake

xjman 11-03-2010 11:56 PM

Re: Laredo with tow package question
 
Thanks guys, that's great information.:D

Marlon_JB2 11-04-2010 02:03 AM

Re: Laredo with tow package question
 
Is that what those heavy things are? Load leveling shocks? You guys can shove them up your rear ends. I'm tired of lifting them. :D hehe...


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