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post #1 of 9 Old 05-16-2012, 06:09 PM Thread Starter
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Question on lifting

Im lookin to put 33s under my pickup im a farmer so i have gooseneck trailers and a gooseneck camper, whats the highest lift i should do, i was thinkin just level it out with 2 inch leafs in the front... is it possible to go more or will i start havin trouble?
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or on a better note what would u do in my shoes smaller tires. more lift? opinons please!
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anyone??? nightly bump!
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I have a 8in with 38's and I can pull newer goosenecks with the adjustable hitch. You could do a four inch with 35's and be completely fine with horse trailers, goosnecks, and 5th wheel plates i.e. campers
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i agree with goddie85. you would b fine the a four inch lift and 35's and u can adjust many gooseneck trailer hitches. if i were you i'd put a 4 inch lift on your truck then run some 33's.

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You can run a 285 on a stock truck (4x4), mine was bone stock when I bought and had no issues, 285's are the metric equivilent of 33's. I now have a leveling kit up front and f-350 blocks in the rear and will be going with 315's in the future (metric 35's). The metric tires are narrower that than the standard tire sizes 33x12.5 etc. It all depends on what you want, personaly I like more tire to fill the fender wells as long as there's no rubbing, looks best to me. I think a 4" lift and 33's (285's) would be overkill and not required JMO.
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A leveling kit will be enough for 33s. 4" for 35s is what I run. I went with Toyos as they were the only 35" tire I could find that was still E load range. (315/75R16) Being as you are going to work your truck, as apposed to it being a road queen, stick with an E range tire. Toyo Open Country is one Mud Terrain tire that drives well on the street. They have a good rep for standing up to these heavy trucks.


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I suggest the 4 inch lift and 35's gets you up in the air and more aggresive look without going to high plus you should be able to pull most all trailers
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I suggest the 4 inch lift and 35's gets you up in the air and more aggresive look without going to high plus you should be able to pull most all trailers
My buddy has a 08 stroker with a 4" and 35's and he can pull absolutely anything, so I'm assuming our trucks wouldn't have a problem at all with hooking up to anything with that set up.
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