Need advice on overload struts

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Old 12-24-08, 07:25 AM
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Need advice on overload struts

My wife is disabled and we had a power chair lift installed that is mounted on the back of her 2005 Toyota Highlander.The lift is over a hundred pounds the chair a little over 200 and I dont know about the class 3 hitch.
With all this weight hanging off the rear of the SUV I noticed some sag.I dont want the rear end lower then the front .
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Old 12-24-08, 10:41 AM
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You're gonna need some stiffer springs I'm sure. What kind, I'm not sure. Since it looks like this vehicle has independent rear suspension, leave springs can't be used. Have you called a local handicap vehicle retrofit outfit? I wouldn't have them do it, since they are usually very expensive, but maybe they can offer you ideas.
 
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Old 12-24-08, 11:01 AM
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Air spring kit maybe? I'm sure they make them...well, I would think they do anyway...
 
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Old 12-24-08, 11:26 AM
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Got a lead

Thanks I called the place that installed the lift and they gave me the company they use here in Fort Worth for spring service.
I called them but they are closed so I will try after Christmas.
I got to do something because today I put the chair on and it looks like I have bags of cement in the back.
I am sure if I drive at night my lights will be off.
Will let you know what they say.
 
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