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Old 03-02-2013, 08:24 PM   #15
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The rear end on the 500 was a strut style system. The only way to add airbags would be with heavy modification.
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Old 03-02-2013, 08:30 PM   #16
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on one of my cars, I went to the auto parts store, got the length of the shock suggested for my car, then had it cross referenced to an overloader shock. This is a shock with it's own coil spring over it.
It lifted the rear slightly when not towing, but worked great when towing my trailer
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I agree with the others that ask do you really need anything extra? If you maxed out your load and keep the tongue weight in line it would be the equivalent maximum of maybe 200-250 lbs in your trunk. most likely less. Have you weighed your tongue?
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Old 03-03-2013, 08:17 AM   #18
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Like Logan posted Ford 500 comes up with a strut rear suspension, so no air bags, or air shocks would work, also as others have posted it should handle towing that weight without any modifications
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If the 500 was ever sold with a severe use package for police or taxi's there should be a beefier rear strut available. Might be worth looking into.
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Old 03-03-2013, 09:53 AM   #20
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If the 500 was ever sold with a severe use package for police or taxi's there should be a beefier rear strut available. Might be worth looking into.
Good point. The AWD and FWD rear struts are a separate part number . Wonder if AWD is stiffer?
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If the 500 was ever sold with a severe use package for police or taxi's there should be a beefier rear strut available. Might be worth looking into.
The police package didn't come out until the current version of the Taurus SHO.
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Old 03-03-2013, 11:28 AM   #22
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The police package didn't come out until the current version of the Taurus SHO.
Wonder if the base rear struts are the same from the '07 thru '13 models?
Might be a straight bolt on.
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Well, although it is widely called a "strut", what the rear of a 2007 Ford Five Hundred uses is a "coil-over shock", such as the Monroe® Sensa-Trac® 71120. A bag-in-coil is out of the question, and an air-assisted shock is tough because it must carry the specific lower mount for the coil. Monroe says it is used only on the 2005-2007 FiveHundred/Montego (the 2008 Taurus unit is a bit different in dimensions), so there's little hope for finding something for a similar model.

I agree with the earlier suggestion that if more spring stiffness is needed, the practical solution would be replacement coils; it is unfortunate to give up the adjustability of air.
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