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#193 of 232 Towing Max Weight
May 10, 2011 (7:17 am)
I would like to use my 2007 Santa Fe, V6, 3.3, for towing some equipment. The Trailer is 500lbs, and the equipment is another 1650lbs, for a total weight of 2150lbs. My manual says that unless the trailer has a seperate braking system I should not tow more than 1650. Can anyone confirm this?
#195 of 232 AIr Springs when towing
Mar 13, 2009 (5:45 pm)
Besides Firestone, does anyone know who makes air springs for the 2007 or newer Santa Fe? I have a SE AWD and I want to improve leveling and ground clearance when towing my trailer. The FIrestone 4170 Coil Rites have been on backorder since last May.
#196 of 232 Re: AIr Springs when towing [notlawd]
Mar 14, 2009 (1:14 pm)
Wow, a post relating to what I was thinking about. Another season pulling my tent trailer with major rear end sag on my 2007 AWD SE. Are you saying that those air bags you mention are compatible?
I just looked at the firestone catalog pg. 20 and you are right. I have been waiting for these. I just hope they are not vaporware as you mention.
#197 of 232 Re: AIr Springs when towing [gwilly]
Mar 15, 2009 (7:34 am)
I sent an email to Firestone asking the status of the 4170s. I hope to hear from them soon. I ordered a set on ebay but the seller cancelled the order because he could not get them from his vendor.
#198 of 232 Re: AIr Springs when towing [notlawd]
Mar 16, 2009 (11:01 am)
Here is the response from the manufacture about the coil rite 4170 springs. I hope they are available by May so I can tow my trailer without the sag.
"We completely redesigned the Coil-Rite product line and should have all
part numbers available by mid April at the latest."
#199 of 232 Re: AIr Springs when towing [notlawd]
Mar 16, 2009 (6:13 pm)
I hope the redesign involves making them less likely to pop. I talked to my trailer guy today and he said he could order them(probably not until April after reading the above) but I would have to install them.
He has had customers with air bag blow outs on the same vehicle twice in a row, even with him the professional installing them. I could see that upper "jounce" bracket popping the bag. But this is the only option for me at the moment, my fingers are crossed.
#200 of 232 Re: AIr Springs when towing [notlawd]
May 01, 2009 (7:06 am)
Firestone have it in stock at last!! I have just receive my kit for my 2008 Santa-Fe. I hope it's good !!!!
#201 of 232 Re: AIr Springs when towing [salmou]
May 01, 2009 (9:17 am)
Is this the same part number as before, or is it a redesign?
I finally relented 2 months ago and got a reese weight distribution hitch for my 2005 Fleetwood pop-up trailer and 2007 Santa Fe AWD / touring and couldn't be happier. Yeah, I know that they are not recommended for uni-body frames but I couldn't deal with that rear end sag for one of our many trips this year.
No issues whatsoever and the trailer behaved far superior to what I dealt with before, no swaying and far less bounce. Now that I have this setup, of course the airbags would become available .
#202 of 232 Re: AIr Springs when towing [salmou]
May 02, 2009 (7:58 am)
Where did you find them? I would like to order the kit.