Falcon tow height

Submitted: Tuesday, May 27, 2008 at 12:16
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HI All,I own an AU2 Fairmont towing a Jayco Hawk with standard coil springs in the rear.Has anyone installed aftermarket coil springs with 30% more strength to keep the rear from dropping too low with all hooked up including Children and luggage.Does it improve the ride and height and lastly is it worth doing.Love to hear any comments.

Cheers Warwick
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Reply By: Wizard1 - Tuesday, May 27, 2008 at 12:33

Tuesday, May 27, 2008 at 12:33
Get a set of Polyairs and use a WDH.
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Reply By: Member - Lewis K (QLD) - Tuesday, May 27, 2008 at 14:14

Tuesday, May 27, 2008 at 14:14
Warwick,

Raising the fulcrum, your rear springs, will not do what is required most and that is transferring the weight from your rear back to your front tyres. The airbags or springs may give you what looks like a level ride but does little else. A proper Weight Distribution Hitch is the only solution, even if used in conjunction with airbags or springs.

What most people seem to forget or not understand is that raising the pivot point does not change where the weight sits, only the height it sits at.
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Reply By: Maverick One - Tuesday, May 27, 2008 at 14:26

Tuesday, May 27, 2008 at 14:26
Hey Warrick, has the Falcon got irs or beam axle. Cheers Dave
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Follow Up By: Wazzaman - Tuesday, May 27, 2008 at 14:57

Tuesday, May 27, 2008 at 14:57
Hi Dave ,Good Question how do you tell?
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Follow Up By: Brew69(SA) - Tuesday, May 27, 2008 at 15:53

Tuesday, May 27, 2008 at 15:53
If it's a Ghia it will have IRS.
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Follow Up By: Member - Graham H (QLD) - Tuesday, May 27, 2008 at 18:30

Tuesday, May 27, 2008 at 18:30
What is the all up loaded weight of your van
It may well be too heavy for your car.

Also what is the loaded limit of your car as you must also allow for the towball weight as part of the load.

EG a full carload of occupants, a full boot and a van on the back may well overload the vehicle
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Reply By: mechpete - Tuesday, May 27, 2008 at 21:57

Tuesday, May 27, 2008 at 21:57
don,t put poly airs under it ,they will affect the ride an handling
use the torsion bars on the hitch
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Follow Up By: Wizard1 - Wednesday, May 28, 2008 at 10:36

Wednesday, May 28, 2008 at 10:36
What a load of rubbish. I've had Polyairs for the last 5 years and have never noticed or experienced any adverse handling or ride.

Have you ever used them? I probably think not.

If you only inflate them when you carry a load then how can they possibly affect ride or handling?

Not sure what's worse, having the added support of Polyairs and a good WDH or have the arse dropping and lack of steering response.



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Follow Up By: mechpete - Wednesday, May 28, 2008 at 20:13

Wednesday, May 28, 2008 at 20:13
wizard 1

Ive had them for 10 yrs . keep ya smart arse coments about
other people to ya self .
mechpete .
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