I recently bought an 01 with 133,000 miles on it. This is a work vehicle and carries my tools and supplies. I am carrying quite a bit of weight, most of it behind the front seats, but a significant amount of weight over the rear wheels. I've noticed the rear seems to ride very low. I tried my own comparison test against an '02 Odyssey. I tried fitting my fist between the top of the tire and the fender. I was able to do this on the other Odyssey but not mine. Not very scientific but kind of confirmed what I already knew. Plan is to replace the springs.
I saw all the posts regarding the airbag systems. I don't believe this would work for me. It seems the airbag system is OK for occasional use, but I don't think it's the answer for every day use.
I came across a product made by Timbren: AEON Springs. It actually replaces the bump stops and works with the springs. It helps control any rear sag, stiffens the ride a bit and helps in vehicle stability and they are incredibly easy to install. I will also be replacing the springs, probably go with an after market spring with spring rates similar to the oem rates.
My question is, has anyone else used the Timbren product and does anyone have any suggestions re: spring replacements?