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Old 04-16-2010, 10:48 AM
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Too much lift/tire for pulling?

What size lift and tires would be too big to safely or controlably pull a car hauler/car with? I'd like to go with 40" tires but I will be pulling a 3700lb Chevelle with my '02 SD. Thanks.
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Around here we haul cars and trailors all day long with a big drop hitch and everythings fine
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10" lift will clear 40's.... just make sure to get some air bags too...

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Old 04-16-2010, 11:18 AM
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Around here we haul cars and trailors all day long with a big drop hitch and everythings fine
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10" lift will clear 40's.... just make sure to get some air bags too...

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Thanks for the fast replies. I have bags on it now, but will be fabing some brackets for them when I pick and install a lift.
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Old 04-16-2010, 11:25 AM
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Thanks for the fast replies. I have bags on it now, but will be fabing some brackets for them when I pick and install a lift.
also dont forget about the basics... regear to the right gear ratio.. for towing on 40's i suggest 4.56... traction bars are a must.... and make sure you have the other stuff like gauges, upgraded trans coolers ect ect...

i towed my 67 mustang on a tandem axle flat bed from vegas to socal no problem...

these are 40, 15.5, 20's..

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Old 04-16-2010, 11:32 AM
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Trans cooler I have done and gearing will be done. I've kept the motor stock and prob will keep it stock. It pulls everything I need to just fine and want to keep it reliably. I'll look around for some type of ladder bars or talk to a local shop about building some. Nice Excursion!
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Old 04-16-2010, 11:39 AM
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Trans cooler I have done and gearing will be done. I've kept the motor stock and prob will keep it stock. It pulls everything I need to just fine and want to keep it reliably. I'll look around for some type of ladder bars or talk to a local shop about building some. Nice Excursion!
we can set you up with a nice custom bars or a tracbars/block system from PMF...

but you should run some gauges bud if you dont have any.. the stock trans temp gauge is a joke... you could easily be overheating the trans and your stocker will stay at normal...

-Raul

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Old 04-16-2010, 11:43 AM
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Thanks for the heads up.
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Traction bars.....for sure with that much lift.



I tow a bumper pull toyhauler...bout 11K loaded with 10-11" lift and 40s no problem.
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