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Any suggestions to beef up the rear suspension? I haven't found any OEM or aftermarket products for the 2018 Highlander. Makes me think there are no options.
 

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Any suggestions to beef up the rear suspension? I haven't found any OEM or aftermarket products for the 2018 Highlander. Makes me think there are no options.
Welcome to TN. Q...Why do u need to beef up rear suspension ?
 

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KYB OEM or whatever is OEM. There is not a big demand for... aftermarket performance/heavy duty suspension for Highlanders but at the same time I am sure you can find plenty of no-name companies that makes suspension for it. Whether or not they are heavy duty or not is a different story. Highlander for the family, 4Runner for the off-road.
 

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If you're thinking about towing, then use a weight distribution hitch. They work wonders.
 

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Welcome to TN. Q...Why do u need to beef up rear suspension ?
Towing a travel trailer. Using a weight distribution hitch that works very well, but there is just enough sag to raise the headlight aiming point into eyes of oncoming drivers. I don't like being inconsiderate like that, or being perceived to be inconsiderate. Hoping to find just enough help in the rear end to compensate.

BTW, I've read down through this thread. The comments have been quite helpful. I appreciate that. I still am wondering if solutions for 2016 Highlanders will work for a 2018 Highlander. I know they are both considered "3rd Generation," but are the suspension systems the same in both models?
 

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Towing a travel trailer. Using a weight distribution hitch that works very well, but there is just enough sag to raise the headlight aiming point into eyes of oncoming drivers. I don't like being inconsiderate like that, or being perceived to be inconsiderate. Hoping to find just enough help in the rear end to compensate.

BTW, I've read down through this thread. The comments have been quite helpful. I appreciate that. I still am wondering if solutions for 2016 Highlanders will work for a 2018 Highlander. I know they are both considered "3rd Generation," but are the suspension systems the same in both models?
They are identical
 

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Any suggestions to beef up the rear suspension? I haven't found any OEM or aftermarket products for the 2018 Highlander. Makes me think there are no options.
Did some research and the SE package uses different struts and springs....and in the rear, a few other parts, but you can swap both front and rear to get you closer to what you are seeking.
 

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You can also try contracting King Springs, Australian company that makes rear springs for the Kluger (foreign market HL). KTRR-135 for 20mm rise, KTRS-135 for stock height. When i was looking i didn't get far enough to discuss spring rates with them, but given they do off-road springs, i'd guess they are stiffer than stock. Not sure if you can get them in the US through ebay/amazon now, but i know Primitive Racing (get-primitive.com) will import them for you.
 

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Towing a travel trailer. Using a weight distribution hitch that works very well, but there is just enough sag to raise the headlight aiming point into eyes of oncoming drivers. I don't like being inconsiderate like that, or being perceived to be inconsiderate. Hoping to find just enough help in the rear end to compensate.
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Is the headlight aim the only concern? If Yes, I assume towing a trailer is less frequent than driving without the trailer... Just wondering if you thought about lowering/adjusting your headlight aim (with an 8mm socket) for trailer towing then adjust the aims back to the original position when not towing (only need a Sharpy or touch-up paint... to mark each headlight aim adjuster screw to ID original vs. trailer towing aim - the first time doing this may take a couple of tries to find the best aim, but totally free with minimum effort). Just a thought...
 
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