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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 06-21-2018, 06:15 PM Thread Starter
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Hitch and air bags in rear suspension

I had 1 1/4" hitch installed in 2018 Niro (I could have done it myself since there was no 'cut-out' of the rear panel) for a bike rack. Neither the rack nor one bike on the rack interfered with the rear sensors (I have all the safety features and sensors available). Since I am a snowbird and usually manage 2000-2500 miles and several days of travel (some always it seems at night) with 200-400 pounds of gear plus spouse and me, I am concerned about tipping the front end up due to rear end weight. I had inflatable airbags installed in the rear coils springs, as I did with my Prius v. I measure the height of the wheel wells before loading and then inflate the bags so the height is the same as unloaded. When not loaded I deflate to a low pressure but still feel a stabilizing influence when on a rough road or a road with dips.
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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 06-21-2018, 07:07 PM
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Link to air bags, please.
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post #3 of 3 (permalink) Old 07-02-2018, 03:31 PM Thread Starter
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Company I used was AIR LIFT. Product is 'Air LIft 1000.' Company not list a Niro. But, I took up their invitation to measure the coil springs for inside diameter and height. Of their products, I purchased either kit #60901 or 60902 - I can't find actual order slip. Phone # is 800 248 0892.
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