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Fixing to buy a lift & tires, advice from experience.....

I plan on a lift and have the coin ready but I still need to be able to tow my fifth wheel 3-4 times a year. I will buy E rated tires but need answers on 4" or 6" and what to add to the rear. It will be a daily driver also.


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I would tell you first off decide on the height you really want first. Alot of people (me included) lift their trucks and maybe pick a smaller size lift and then after awhile want to go higher. So decide the the height and also the biggest size tire you want to use. The bigger the tire the higher the cost. I had a rubicon express 6.5" lift first and towed a 29' tt with ne problems at all. I now have a 12.5" lift system and I have`nt towed yet , but I don`t expect any problems towing. I would suggest keeping your rear springs for their tow/ payload ability and also for the stock ride and use a OneUpOffroad traction bar/block system, also they make an oustanding drop hitch that you can tow anything with!! One Up Offroad Parts Also you can talk to dave anderson at http://diabloffroad.com/ He is good friends with dave hopper at OUO and is one of the first to have a ouo system on his truck. Dave anderson is a great guy and really know his stuff!

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Thanks for the reply, I will go with a 4" after some more research and 35" tires with new wheels. Stocks are 18x8 so i will upgrade to some 18x9.


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Not sure bout exact size offerings in your department but look at the Interco SS M16 as my 37x1350x20's are E rated....Good luck
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Yea I've looked at that tire its nice....... anybody pull a fifth wheel with that size tire?????? I just don't want to do it if its going to be trouble. I wont pull it that often maybe 3 times a year....


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1st check your 5th wheel clearance..need to maintain 4-6" Some times you can flip the trailers axles..that will determine overall lift and tire height you can use.
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1st check your 5th wheel clearance..need to maintain 4-6" Some times you can flip the trailers axles..that will determine overall lift and tire height you can use.

depends where you drag your trailer, i have gone up and down the ALCAN, remote places in Alaska, more recently dumont and glamis in the southwest, anyway i have 11 inches of clearance bed rail to trailer and when im going over obstacles i can get them to touch.... so if you ever go off road your goin to need more then 4-6". The standard is 8 for a stock truck and stock trailer.

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i also have a pivoting hitch up to about 8 degrees either way, so that gives a lot more flex also requiring more clearance

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Lift put on with 37x12.5x20's today....will have pics up tomorrow...went with ready lift 3.5". No rubbing found yet drove just like stock. With this is appears to be much more of a lift than expected but I LIKE IT.......


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