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Unread 12-06-2013, 12:04 AM   #1
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Lift with trailer hitch?

Does anyone know if you can install a RR lift on a vehicle equipped with a trailer package? Seeing as it comes with the auto leveling rear suspension. And if not, can you add a trailering package after the fact? Would it require a new rear bumper?

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Unread 12-06-2013, 07:52 AM   #2
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You will have to replace the shocks with the non-leveling kind (or lengthen them - not sure if RR provides shock blocks with their kit).

There are third party trailer receivers that fit below the bumper. The OEM one requires a hole to be cut in the bumper facia and the computer to be flashed to activate the lights.
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Unread 12-06-2013, 11:05 AM   #3
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Towing capacity with non-factory towing is also compromised relative to specifications.
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You will have to replace the shocks with the non-leveling kind (or lengthen them - not sure if RR provides shock blocks with their kit). There are third party trailer receivers that fit below the bumper. The OEM one requires a hole to be cut in the bumper facia and the computer to be flashed to activate the lights.
is cutting a hole what they do from the factory anyways? Or is it a completely different rear bumper?
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Unread 12-06-2013, 03:03 PM   #5
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Its the same bumper.
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Unread 12-06-2013, 04:15 PM   #6
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And you will loose roughly half the towing capacity without the rear auto level shocks?
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Unread 12-13-2013, 07:42 PM   #7
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Ok I. Confused . I have a 2012 wk2 with the v8 and tow package. Are you saying if I add the RRO lift I need to change shocks and I can't tow? I presently tow a 21 ft travel trailer.

Anyone have more info??
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Unread 12-13-2013, 08:21 PM   #8
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The load leveling shocks work at a specific length. By lifting you take them out of their set range and you lose the load leveling performance. Hook a trailer with a lot of tongue weight up to your lifted WK2 and the rear will sag, if it sags enough (down to its original height) the shocks will hold it from sagging more.

You can certainly tow like that if you want, don't think it hurts anything. Some may argue that the change in ride height affects vehicle dynamics and reduced load capacity/stability.. but the QL tow capacity is not derated for ORA levels.

You can fix the sag by lengthening the shock. Dunno if you will find a longer load leveling shock that fits. You could use air shocks or overloads if you find any that fits.
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