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Looks great. Do you notice any difference when coming to a hard stop? I feel like they could affect nose dive when braking. Better, worse, same?

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Looks great. Do you notice any difference when coming to a hard stop? I feel like they could affect nose dive when braking. Better, worse, same?
I haven't really noticed, or tried braking hard to see. It does feel firm in turns and has little body roll. So I would say nose drive is likely decreased as well.
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I have the Readylift kit and noticed a potential issue with it today. I loaded 4 bags of quick Crete into my RAV4. And the squat in the rear was terrible. I looked like one of those trucks who only install the front lift kit. Because the Readylift levels the vehicle and the rear suspension isn’t any stiffer the vehicle doesn’t handle loads so well. The quick Crete only weighs 200 pounds, but I plan on driving with a big cooler (80 pounds) and my Great Dane (165 pounds) along with other gear.... I may pick up a set of north woods rear springs myself. It would be interesting to see if you could combine the lifts.

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I have the Readylift kit and noticed a potential issue with it today. I loaded 4 bags of quick Crete into my RAV4. And the squat in the rear was terrible. I looked like one of those trucks who only install the front lift kit. Because the Readylift levels the vehicle and the rear suspension isnít any stiffer the vehicle doesnít handle loads so well. The quick Crete only weighs 200 pounds, but I plan on driving with a big cooler (80 pounds) and my Great Dane (165 pounds) along with other gear.... I may pick up a set of north woods rear springs myself. It would be interesting to see if you could combine the lifts.

I think combining the lifts would be a bad idea.



I have subframe spacers (homemade) in the rear like readylift and I would be very interested in some stiffer springs for carrying loads, but I think adding height with a spring combined with the subframe spacers might be dangerous.
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Why do you think that? The old CMR kit raised the rear 2 inches and that’s what would happen here.

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I have the Readylift kit and noticed a potential issue with it today. I loaded 4 bags of quick Crete into my RAV4. And the squat in the rear was terrible. I looked like one of those trucks who only install the front lift kit. Because the Readylift levels the vehicle and the rear suspension isnít any stiffer the vehicle doesnít handle loads so well. The quick Crete only weighs 200 pounds, but I plan on driving with a big cooler (80 pounds) and my Great Dane (165 pounds) along with other gear.... I may pick up a set of north woods rear springs myself. It would be interesting to see if you could combine the lifts.

I think combining the lifts would be a bad idea.



I have subframe spacers (homemade) in the rear like readylift and I would be very interested in some stiffer springs for carrying loads, but I think adding height with a spring combined with the subframe spacers might be dangerous.
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Meh... I don’t think there are any issues, other than increased center of gravity. I put in some firestone coil rite air bags and I have pumped them to 20 psi before to increase ride height. They raise the rear another inch or so, the problem is that they leak and the air pressure can change drastically here in Alabama. In the morning when it’s 38 degrees it’s like they are empty, but by the afternoon when it’s 90 that are too stiff like riding on blocks. Springs do not have this problem, and now that someone has told me “not” to do it......... I’m definitely gonna do it.

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They carry a stiffer spring that is the original height. You can buy just the rear set as well as a front set. I think this would work well with the Ready Lift or LP kit for anyone that wants a more firm suspension. Only $129

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They carry a stiffer spring that is the original height. You can buy just the rear set as well as a front set. I think this would work well with the Ready Lift or LP kit for anyone that wants a more firm suspension. Only $129

https://northwoodsperformance.com/pr...ring-kit-rear/
Do you know how this spring compares to the beefier spring in the Adventure? I can put 400lbs in the rear with very little to no sag with the air bags at zero. With air bags at 20 psi, there is no sag at all. My air bags had a very small leak when first installed. That was fixed. Even though the springs are beefier, the max weight capacity is the same throughout the RAV4 lineup at 900lbs.

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If there was a review on the HD non lift springs that would be cool. I wonder if they are really that much stiffer than the OEM ones.
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