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I run a huge Yakima skybox full time on my sled. I'm well aquinted with the fuel economy hit... But I'm curious of your thoughts on the [roof box's] impact on my rear suspension and how to counter what I've experienced as saggy and crap.


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What model, year, mileage?
 

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Suspension performance on a 2002 Gen 2 model is bound to be more a matter of wear and tear and age than anything else. Even if the box is loaded to its specified maximum, both the weight of the box as well as any downforce it might generate is not even significant compared to, say, a couple normal back seat passengers. And it's probably empty most of the time.

I'd say keep it on if that's what you like, and deal with any suspension issues as a separate item.
 

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Suspension performance on a 2002 Gen 2 model is bound to be more a matter of wear and tear and age than anything else. Even if the box is loaded to its specified maximum, both the weight of the box as well as any downforce it might generate is not even significant compared to, say, a couple normal back seat passengers. And it's probably empty most of the time.

I'd say keep it on if that's what you like, and deal with any suspension issues as a separate item.
That's pretty much what I've been thinking.
 
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