<blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:<hr /><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Originally posted by Martin Jacques:
<strong>Just a quick word or warning if I may..... I have a towbar on my 166, and the rear suspension is really not up to the job to be honest. I have also heard the same about 156s, though perhaps the SW has harder rear springs. Anyway, I would strongly suggest being *very* careful when loading the trailer/caravan/car boot that there is as little weight as possible actually on the rear of the car. As a side note, I had the rear springs/shocks replaced yesterday after 50k miles, and so far so good. Seems a bit early to tell yet, but it does ride higher and firmer at the rear now.
Hope that this helps,
Martin.</strong><hr /></blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">I know in Holland, the often advice "support springs" on the back if you have a towing hook (or additional LPG tank in the boot). I think this can prevent excessive wear to the normal springs & shocks ...