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    Towing Package

    on a 96 T&C, does anyone know the difference in the suspension from the regular vans? I have the LXi package which offers a towing suspension package. Is this in the springs, or the shocks/struts, or both??

    my question is about the suspension only. I love the way my T&C handles curves compared to a regular Caravan. But im starting to bounce a little more on bumps, and im afraid a shop will put the wrong struts back on my van making it have more "body roll" in hard turns.





    'i currently can take curves in my van at speeds that my buick lesabre cant handle'.........
    1996 Chrysler Town and Country LXi 3.8l 115,000
    1997 Buick Regal 3.8l 99,588 (totalled )
    1985 Buick riviera 5.0l 80,000
    1972 Lincoln Mark IV 460ci 114,000
    1989 Lincoln Town Car Signature 5.0 85,000
    2000 Buick LeSabre 3.8l 94,000

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    Thicker front sway bar, rear sway bar, load leveling rear shocks, slightly heavier rear springs is about it.
    Larry

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    doesn't it also have a bigger alternator and a transmission cooler?
    Michael
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    OP didn't ask about those things only suspension. But yes.

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    yes it does have those, thats why i asked about suspension only... i know how we all get excited talking about these things and then we get lost in it.

    however i wouldnt ever buy another one without the towing package. it makes the handling sooooo much better. and since the pups travel with me everywhere, i dont mind leaving it running in the summertime when i run into the store. the big radiator helps keep it cool.....



    now my cousin has an lxi and they replaced the struts under warranty and his van was all over the road, like a standard caravan. thats what i DONT want to happen to mine when i get new stuff
    1996 Chrysler Town and Country LXi 3.8l 115,000
    1997 Buick Regal 3.8l 99,588 (totalled )
    1985 Buick riviera 5.0l 80,000
    1972 Lincoln Mark IV 460ci 114,000
    1989 Lincoln Town Car Signature 5.0 85,000
    2000 Buick LeSabre 3.8l 94,000

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    Mine has the "touring suspension," which I suspect is just like the towing suspension, but without the Nivomats. It handles very well also.
    Michael
    Centreville, VA
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    2005 Dodge Grand Caravan SXT, 99K mi.
    Former owner of:
    1988 Dodge Caravan SE, 2.5L I4 (1988-1995, 99K mi); 1995 Plymouth Grand Voyager SE "Rallye", 3.3L (1995-2004, 169K mi); 2003 Grand Caravan Sport, 3.8L, (2004-2008, 106K mi), 2008 Nissan Quest, (2008-2010, 25K mi)

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    2008 Lexus RX400h (Dark Gray), 65K mi; 2005 Hyundai Elantra GT (Blue), 65K mi

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