Last post on May 25, 2011 at 9:52 AM
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Toyota Highlander, SUV
#10 of 14 Re: Rear Suspension solutions [55airlight]
Dec 19, 2007 (5:23 pm)
I contacted etrailer about their REESE light tongue weight WDH, called Product Number 66041 a 350 lb WDH which seems more appropriate to the small trailer. Installation instructions select for conditions where tongue weight is above 200 lbs or below 200 lbs. I believe my little 15' aluminum airframe vintage trailer will prove to be in that range. (I hope my experience learning about how to improve the trailer towing characteristics of our V6 Highlanders will be helpful to others.) Here is the almost immediate reply by the customer service rep to my email inquiry. I have been very impressed with customer service reps' willingness to provide a prompt reply to a question.
#11 of 14 Regarding struts
Aug 28, 2008 (9:24 pm)
I have a 2005 toyota highlander 6 cylinder and I am experiencing alot of body roll when making turns. Recommendation from my tire guy is that I replace my original equipment with after market equipment such as monroe sensamatic struts. He says they are better than the original equipment, will not leak as fast, and give me a better ride overall. My toyota service adviser disagrees and thinks that if I want to replace them I should stick with original equipment. He also says that he "has never had to replace struts on any highlanders under 90,000 miles. Does anybody have experience with this? What is the real recommendation? Thanks.
#12 of 14 Re: Suspension Modifications [homershannon]
Feb 13, 2009 (5:42 pm)
Back in October '06 I asked if anyone was making any modifications on the Highlander suspensions. Now I have 125k miles on the car and I'd like to replace the struts, as they are old and getting soft, and I'd like to lower the car at the same time. I've found some parts that will interchange from the Lexux RX300, but not enough to do the full job on a 4cyl, 2WD car. TRD-Japan does list the necessary parts but they cannot be obtained in the US and they would be an expensive option. Any ideas?
#13 of 14 Raising Highlander Suspension
Jul 28, 2010 (7:33 pm)
I did just that recently to an 04 V6, and I posted a detailed description of the work under "Safely raising 04 Highlander (Kluger) by 1 1/4" " on www.tundrasolutions.com under Highlander forum.
Alternatively, you might consider changing the rear coil springs from the standard (5 person seating) to the uprated springs (7 person seating), as these have about 300 lbs more load capacity with payload going from ~850 lbs to 1,150 lbs. Therefore, the stiffer coils will likely raise the rear suspension significantly on a 5 seat Highlander, or at the very least, will have reduced sag under load.
#14 of 14 Toyota 2007 Highlander Suspension Lift
May 25, 2011 (9:52 am)
I have a Toyota 2007 Highlander AWD V6, recently I installed a trailer hitch (factory) to this vehicle, and having difficult time with the rear sagging down. I was on multiple websites and saw some very interesting products , but none that are made for the Highlander. I would like some help in this situation since Toyota Dealer has been no help, to them the Highlander is what it is..