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Old 02-06-2012, 07:10 PM
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Default How to keep your rear end from sagging (coils)

Sorry guys, I don't have pictures but I do have these installed on different vehicles and they have been able to help me keep my car leveled out. Since I see so many guys ask this question over and over again, I will post the product that can help you achieve a stock leveled look without spending hundreds on air bags and hopefully in the end, if done right, it can help make your car look a little bit better with all that equipment in the trunk. BTW, I have these installed on my Lexus GS300 too because the rear would sag so low that my rear wheels would tuck under the quarter panels.


Amazon.com: Superior 18-1201 Spring-Lox,2-Way Adjustable Spring Spacer: Automotive

Installation is pretty much self explanatory. You're going to want to install them like the picture to the LEFT. You can buy these at O'Reilly Auto Parts for $7. Each package does one wheel. I'll try to get some pictures of them sometime this week.
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Old 02-06-2012, 07:17 PM
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louie, you would be happier with $87 helper air bags inside the coils and or $56.76 Monroe Air Shock Absorbers.

your ride will improve greatly. I know this is a budget leveling tutorial but considering you are talking about a Lexus, you might want your smooth ride back.
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isn't this more like a bandaid than a fix....cuz your coils will still be shot.
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The spacers limit coil compression. they do not aide in the support of the weight itself.

air helpers do support the weight. {which is why i mentioned them}

I have air shocks on the back of my GMC Safari for stereo.
My brother had Air Shocks on the front of his Wrangler to support the weight of his snowplow.
My Brother in-law had air springs in the rear coils of his Escort to support the stereo he had in it.

every one of them worked excellent.
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Tell them how much extra weight they will make springs ..... thats what i did
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My Brother in-law had air springs in the rear coils of his Escort to support the stereo he had.
What year escort?! Ive looked all over for something to beef up my rear suspension in my wagon. PM me any info you can if you dont mind, thanks
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My girl and I bought another Jetta a few mounts ago and it came with the $7 clamps that the OP suggested on the front springs already. We found that they can make a horrible crunching /grinding noise if you don't trim off the excess bolt. Besides that, it is a great deal/product! I will be doing it to my Jetta as soon as I figure out how much the sub box, batteries, and amps will weigh.

BTW, thanks oslouie for posting this, I think alot of people can benefit form this thread. Also iamsonic, that is a great product you posted. If I have the $, I will go that route!
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I just installed a pair of Firestone Ride-Rite helper bags to my Honda Pilot and the difference is night and day. My headlights are level, I'm not riding on the bump stops anymore, and my car handles like it did before the system went in. Best $90 I spent on my car probably.
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Amazon.com: monroe load adjust: Automotive

These work pretty good too so I hear if they make them for your car. Or if you've got the money do a Timbren air bag kit. They're about $200
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What's better for supporting weight? Air shocks or helper bags? Looking for something that will fit my 2010 ford escape. I found some shocks for the front for about 150, the rear however said 1k? Anyone know of some good kits? Very interested!

Vehicle specs: 4 cyl, 2wd.
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