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    Mid 80s full size 1/2 ton chevy suburban towing a 74 23'Mako, how can i stop the rearend from swaying right to left ? It has the towing package, sway bar on the rear axle, new 31x10 tires 50lbs in the back tires 45lbs in front, will new shocks help it or maybe add a leaf spring[?]

    Thanks for any info

    1974 23\' Mako [br]1980 25\' Mako [br]

  • #2
    Does this only happen when you are towing?

    If so, you probably need to adjust your trailer so that there is more weight on the tongue (it should be around 7% of the gross weight of the boat, motor and trailer).

    If it happens when you are not towing, I have no idea. Sorry.


    • #3
      I think Ed is right. This sounds like trailer sway. Watch the trailer next time you are towing - better yet have someone else watch it while you drive. Or you could take the safer route and measure your tongue weight to make sure you are correctly balanced.
      1978 Mako 25 - Blind Hog
      1985 Mako 20c - sold
      Fort Walton Beach, FL