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      12-14-2012, 07:52 AM   #1
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Towing while lowered with X5M

I did a quick search and did not have any luck. I was wondering if anyone has any information on towing a boat or jetskiis when the vehile has been lowered.
Once I get my wheels I would like to lower the X5M just a little and wondered if the self leveling on the X5M would still help out when the boat is hithced up??? Does anyone here have any experiece with this.

Have you lowered your vehicle and towed???

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not unless you get a Digital Manual Meter to raise back the X when towing...i would imagine it would put alot of strain in your back components.
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not unless you get a Digital Manual Meter to raise back the X when towing...i would imagine it would put alot of strain in your back components.
Why? Rear suspension is still the same, just lower. Where is the extra strain coming from?
If you tow properly, and distribute the weight correctly, I would say no issue. Especially with the skis. They don't weight much.
Plus rear self leveling is still self leveling.
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then you should be fine..if its just skis ..i was thinking you are hauling big boats.......lol....
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Thats kinda what I was thinking. Thanks guys. I am pulling a boat, but it would be twice a year and just for a short distance. Maybe 5 miles Max. The boat weighs 5200lbs which is under the towing capacity of the X5M.
I am just curious if I go with H&R springs (1.2") or KW v3's if it would rub when I hitch it up.
Guess I'll find out his summer.
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Thats kinda what I was thinking. Thanks guys. I am pulling a boat, but it would be twice a year and just for a short distance. Maybe 5 miles Max. The boat weighs 5200lbs which is under the towing capacity of the X5M.
I am just curious if I go with H&R springs (1.2") or KW v3's if it would rub when I hitch it up.
Guess I'll find out his summer.
KW 3's are better since they have dampening option in them not like HnR which u use your existing shocks.......i bliv the KW are better for the $$$ since they are track spec therefore they will be more stiffer than stock with the lowered aggressive look.
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KW 3's are better since they have dampening option in them not like HnR which u use your existing shocks.......i bliv the KW are better for the $$$ since they are track spec therefore they will be more stiffer than stock with the lowered aggressive look.
Advice taken... Thank You!!!
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KW 3's are better since they have dampening option in them not like HnR which u use your existing shocks.......i bliv the KW are better for the $$$ since they are track spec therefore they will be more stiffer than stock with the lowered aggressive look.
Plus, I can adjust the height.. Right???
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Plus, I can adjust the height.. Right???
Adjust Ride Height
Adjust Dampening ( Dampening Control) i think its called...
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