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Replacing shocks I want to replace the factory shocks. Planning on pulling a small trailer with motorcycle,1000lbs tops,nothing long distance, 200 miles or so.I am looking for advice on the rear shocks. Load leveler shocks seem to fit the bill. Some have said the ride may be stiff?, and that the rear of the car will be elevated without trailer? Air shocks appear to be overkill for my needs and there is much that could go wrong with them. Also, would a transmission cooler be necessary? Thank You, Millbilly2

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  • millbilly2 Jun 24, 2009

    thanks for that, i'll start with fresh fluids and do my balancing act
    again thanks jm


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Yo would be stiff to with 1000 lbs on your ****.
i would use a trans cooler but i would have it serviced with freash filter and fluid.
all the fluid is allready cooled in the radiator on that car.as far as shocks go you can put new but also when choosing a trailer to use fiqure in the way you can load it as to off set a lot of toung weight. try to load the items as so the trailer is balanced.the ride should be smooth as silk in that car.

hope this helps
thank you
jm

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