This kit is used to replace the Original Self-Levelling Suspension. This kit is a direct bolt in replacement. NO modifications to the vehicle are required. No extra parts are required.
"Will my vehicle really be returned to its original Ride height?" Yes, definitely!
The original Self Levelling system has a much weaker spring than would normally be used to carry the weight of the car. In this application, the shock absorber has a hydraulic self levelling function built into it. This function, unlike a normal shock absorber, also carries part of the vehicle weight.
As a consequence, failure of the self levelling function is what causes the vehicle to sit low as it is now solely reliant on the spring to support the weight of the vehicle.
Pedders Suspension overcome this by supplying a matched set of dampers and springs specifically for this purpose. You can buy with full confidence that the vehicle will be the correct height and your troublesome and expensive self levelling dampers consigned to history.
Additionally, these vehicles tend to be underdamped, in particular when towing. Fitting the Pedders kit will improve control under these circumstances.
This is the heavy duty kit suitable if you regularly carry heavy loads or tow a heavy trailer. We do another version of this kit with softer springs, Pedders part number 803190 for those using the vehicle as normal transport. If you are unsure which kit is most suitable, please do contact one of our staff who will do their best to help you.
Please note that a change to the shocks was made around June 2007. If your vehicle manufacture date is around this time, please check which shocks you have fitted prior to ordering. This kit is for vehicles that have shocks with a “loop” style mounting. Later vehicles use a pin style mounting. For these vehicles use kit 803205
Please note, not all Sorentos are fitted with Self Levelling. It is only fitted to certain models or as an option. The Pedders kit will fit BOTH variants
Please note our vehicle height measurements are based on 16 inch wheels. This does not mean it will only fit cars with 16 inch wheels. The kit WILL fit irrespective of wheel size.
Rear: 745mm with 16 inch wheels.
Notes: Heights should be measured as shown in the secondary picture.
7861 x 2 – Rear Spring
120234 x 2 – Rear Shock