2021 SUBURBAN rear squat

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Thank you for the invite: I ordered a 2021 4 wheel drive Suburban with tow package, up graded radiator, however I Must have missed an options the rear squats when hooking up my car trailer. What's my best direction and or option to level the rear while towing? TIA
 

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Thank you for the invite: I ordered a 2021 4 wheel drive Suburban with tow package, up graded radiator, however I Must have missed an options the rear squats when hooking up my car trailer. What's my best direction and or option to level the rear while towing? T
Thank you for the invite: I ordered a 2021 4 wheel drive Suburban with tow package, up graded radiator, however I Must have missed an options the rear squats when hooking up my car trailer. What's my best direction and or option to level the rear while towing? TIA
I have a 2021 Tahoe premier with the tow package and magnetic ride. I can tell you there is nothing released that I know of that you can add on the back to raise it up. The Z71 and High country models come with air/mag ride and you can adjust the ride hieght from in the cab. I wish I would of known that before buying mine I would've just bought a high country instead. Ive been looking for a add on airbag setup for the rear of mine but so far I have not found one. You could look into installing the stock air/mag factory struts for the rear but its prob too expensive. They do make a load distribution hitch but I couldn't tell you if they work well or not.
 

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Hi, I have been looking out for air bags to add to the suspension. I have been looking at both firestone and air lift, because from what I'm told they are the two best companies maybe only companies that make something to get rid of the squat. They don't make them for the new independent rear suspension and I was looking at the expedition since they started with the independent rear suspension before the suburban/tahoe and they don't even offer anything for them either. With that said, I'm not sure they will make airbags for our vehicles.

 

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Hi, I have been looking out for air bags to add to the suspension. I have been looking at both firestone and air lift, because from what I'm told they are the two best companies maybe only companies that make something to get rid of the squat. They don't make them for the new independent rear suspension and I was looking at the expedition since they started with the independent rear suspension before the suburban/tahoe and they don't even offer anything for them either. With that said, I'm not sure they will make airbags for our vehicles.

I just talked to someone at Airlift and for their application they wont have anything. The only thing to hope for is a replacement coilover shock with airbags or air leveling. Maybe a heavier duty spring or adjustable. Hopefully some of these aftermarket companies will start making something. Anyone else have some ideas?
 

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Seems to me there are some questions to ask for each individual case.

Do you have air ride? It's unlikely there will be anything from the aftermarket. Integration would be very difficult and there could be liability issues if there are situations where the parts don't play nice together.

Do you have the magnetic shocks? Also unlikely the aftermarket will recommend using their systems. GM set up the system to work with their configuration. Any changes to "crutch" the ride height under load will not likely play nice with the programming the engineers set up for the shocks. You would effectively be changing the spring rates and perhaps ride height.

Do you have neither air nor Magneride? Even if the aftermarket doesn't list your vehicle as an application, in this case I'd say you should be able to sleuth your way to a solution since it's all mechanical. Moog and other spring companies have listings for their products that will tell you spring dimensions (diameter, height, spring rate, etc.). Look for something with your dimensions, but a slightly higher spring rate, or maybe a progressive rate spring. An alternative would be airbags that fit inside the springs. Racers use them all the time to add some spring rate to a specific corner of the vehicle when conditions call for it.

Hope you find something that works for you, assuming you just can't reduce the tongue weight a little bit.
 

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Thank you for the invite: I ordered a 2021 4 wheel drive Suburban with tow package, up graded radiator, however I Must have missed an options the rear squats when hooking up my car trailer. What's my best direction and or option to level the rear while towing? TIA
How much tongue weight and additional gear do you have in the rear of the vehicle? Are you using a weight distribution hitch?
 

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