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    Town & Country Touring vs. Limited

    So, the point here is to discuss the MAJOR diffeences in the two vehicles. What are they? What I am most concerned with is the suspension. Is it all the same or is the Limited equipped with 'better' parts for a smoother ride? I have a 2005, so I would like to keep it in the 4th gen models please. Sooooo, post away if you know. I ask bc I rode in 2 limiteds b4 buying the Touring and it seemed much smoother. Thoughts? On suspension, but other 'extras' too.
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    I believe the touring vans had a setup more similar to the Dodge Sport suspension. It made the vans slightly stiffer for being a touring highway vehicle. Aka more high speed stability.

    If I'm correct, this was done with slightly stiffer springs with a small drop in ride height, and different strut/shock valving.
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    Doesn't the limited have the better leather(perfirated) and the limited floor mats.

    I just looked at a 03 and it had 3 zone auto air!
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    Suspension varies van to van. You may get a Limited with the normal suspension, and you may get a Touring with the touring suspension. No rhyme or reason. The Limited's do have fog lights and the chrome accents on the front grill. But every Walter P Chrysler edition I've ever seen has been a Touring, not a Limited as I had expected. So drive them both, and get the one that you like the best.
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    I've already bought the WP Chrysler Touring. Just was wondering, bc it does seem a little stiffer than the 2 limiteds we drove. Still, an awesome vehicle either way. Just wish it had a little more legroom for me(6-3, about 245lbs). Just gets small on long rides. Still love it though. And, I guess as parts wear out, i could replace them with "Limited" parts if I want to. Right??? Should fit????
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    The parts will fit, but you would not be able to use store bought parts if you wanted to clone the limited suspension. You would need factory (dealer) replacements of the struts and springs.
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    As others have said, the suspension is essentially the same. Our '07 Touring (also with the W.P. Chrysler Signature Series package) rides very soft. I never drove a Limited, but I can't imagine it riding any softer. Our '03, by comparison, had a much firmer ride. I think all of the vans were tuned softer beginning in '05. A 2005 Grand Caravan SXT we drove once rode very soft as well. The suspension was re-tuned when the Stow 'N Go came around.

    Does your '05 have a rear sway bar? If it has the rear sway bar, and if it does NOT have the Nivomat shocks, you probably have the "Touring" suspension, which should not be confused with the "Touring" trim line. If you have the rear sway bar and also have the Nivomat shocks, your van probably has the Trailer Tow Prep Group [TTPG].
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    Quote Originally Posted by gn300 View Post
    Doesn't the limited have the better leather(perfirated) and the limited floor mats.

    I just looked at a 03 and it had 3 zone auto air!
    I will attest to the better seats. They also have a cloth like material around where your shoulders are (wife loves that, doesn't stick to the leather in the summer).
    I believe the 3 zone auto air was standard on the LTD, since all of them that I've seen had it.
    I think the LTD also had standard a lot of features that were optional on the Touring or LXI editions, such as the EL backlighted cluster, fog lights, premium chrome wheels w/full spare, 3 zone auto temp controls, etc...
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    Beginning in '05, the Walter P. Chrysler Signature Series edition was like a parallel trim to the Limited. It included exclusive two-toned leather seating, it had the Limited's upgraded interior trim (woodgrain on the dash and door panels).

    It had as standard the RB1 Nav radio (optional on Limited), and the Rear Seat Video (optional on Limited), and the power moonroof (optional on Limited).

    It did not include from the Limited, the fog lights, EL instrument cluster, chrome wheel caps, and electronic HVAC controls.

    The Limited and W.P. Chrysler Touring had similar MSRPs, but included different features as standard, which was kind of odd.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hokiefyd View Post
    As others have said, the suspension is essentially the same. Our '07 Touring (also with the W.P. Chrysler Signature Series package) rides very soft. I never drove a Limited, but I can't imagine it riding any softer. Our '03, by comparison, had a much firmer ride. I think all of the vans were tuned softer beginning in '05. A 2005 Grand Caravan SXT we drove once rode very soft as well. The suspension was re-tuned when the Stow 'N Go came around.

    Does your '05 have a rear sway bar? If it has the rear sway bar, and if it does NOT have the Nivomat shocks, you probably have the "Touring" suspension, which should not be confused with the "Touring" trim line. If you have the rear sway bar and also have the Nivomat shocks, your van probably has the Trailer Tow Prep Group [TTPG].
    Uh, ummm, I have no idea. Haven't even looked.
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