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post #1 of 32 Old 07-14-2012, 07:06 PM Thread Starter
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Lifts and towing

I am having trouble finding a thread about lift kits and towing. I am putting on a lift kit but can't decide whether to go 4" with 35's or 6" with 37's. I want to be able to tow a 5th wheel toy hauler.


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Mine isn't a 6.7l but I have an 04 with a 4" lift in the back and air bags. I haul on a regular basis. With the air bags, I can make the lift a little higher than 4". I haul tandem dual goosenecks and don't have any trouble. My tires are 35".


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Do you think that is the limit or could you tow with 6 and 37's


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It's about as high as I would want to tow with. I'd say another down side to a bigger lift/tire combo would be hooking up the trailer...I don't like to extend the jacks down as far as they'll go so I usually put a 4x4 under the jacks when unhooking. If you try unhooking your trailer from a lifted truck and then try to hook it up to a stock truck, sometimes it takes some engineering b/c of the limits of the jacks.

I have seen people hauling with 6" lifts and 37s and, for me, they look too high to tow a lot of weight. If you're not hauling much weight, it may not be a concern for you.


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Thinking of a 40ft toy hauler


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There are probably guys on here that haul that trailer with a 6" lift and 37s and will tell you it's ok and they don't have any issues. For me, I don't like the angle that it puts the trailer at so I like the set up I have. Even with adjustable necks, it's not enough to make the trailer level.


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There are people who tow high up. I was in a SD with 4" lift and we had about 6500, seemed fine, a TAD more sway then my truck which is only 2" front level. I would assume the higher the more sway.

A friend just did 8" on his so will keep ya posted on that thing with a trailer and a heavy load...

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There are probably guys on here that haul that trailer with a 6" lift and 37s and will tell you it's ok and they don't have any issues. For me, I don't like the angle that it puts the trailer at so I like the set up I have. Even with adjustable necks, it's not enough to make the trailer level.
I was told you could flip the axels on the trailer to raise it to be level with the truck


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I would suggest staying at 4" of lift and running 35's or 37's.



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That's kinda what I figured, really want 37's but don't want any rubbing issues so I think 4" and 35" is what I may be stuck with.


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