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post #1 of 13 Old 06-21-2011, 03:57 PM Thread Starter
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Lift and towing questions.

I have a 06 F250 CC 4x4 KR. Its been studded, EGR delete, 4" turbo back and sits on the stock suspension. I'm wanting to put a 6" lift and 35's E rated on aftermarket wheels. The problem that comes into play will that cause any towing issues? I have a 32' travel trailer and I'm wondering is that lift will cause any issues? I know I could stick 35's under it with a leveling kit how ever I don't like the "stuffed tire" look.

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I have a 4" lift with 35's and pull a 30' TT without any problems. I do remove the tuner and reset to stock when pulling but thats just me being cautious. Just make sure your trailer brakes are in good working order because it is harder to stop 35's and a trailer than it is compared to stock tire sizes.
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Based on the assumption that your travel trailer is a bumper-pull, I would say you should be ok. I would go out and check its current height, and what the angle would be with the approx. 5" raise you'll be putting on the ball. You may want to get a longer drop for the ball if it does cause an issue. You will want to allow additional time to stop of course. Depending on the tuner you run either return to stock or get a good tow tune for it.
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for a bumper pull you can get a hitch to match the trailer for any lift hieght, as for as bigger tires, gearing might be an issue, but with a trailer less than 8k lbs or so, shouldnt be an issue. anything can be done...

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I would look at Pure Performances 6.5” Triple Threat System with the Deaver rear mini spring packs..much less axle wrap than the taller blocks used with other kits and carrys the weight towing much better..plus 4 link arms for a great ride quality over Radius arm lifts.

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Blue Goose, good looking truck "looks like mine w/o a lift". I'm actually now considering a 4.5" Rough Country lift with 35's to avoid some of those towing height issues. BG, what size are those 35's? I'm a Professional Firefighter and I'm on a budget that's why I'm looking at the Rough Country kits.
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I decided to go with a 4.5" Rough Country lift and 35's. It looks great, rides great and no issues towing my TT yet. Thanks for the help!

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that is a great combo 4.5 on 35s, had that on my 7.3L, i have to say, it is the perfect all around lift and tire size

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that is a great combo 4.5 on 35s, had that on my 7.3L, i have to say, it is the perfect all around lift and tire size
that is true. had that set on my first 7.3, then an all spring 6" on my next 7.3, and now a 4.5 on my 09. but i am going up to a 6" with 37s' on my 09 because it doesn't look lifted to me anymore. but the 4-4.5 with 35's is the best all around i will say.

But the truck turned out great pro emt

2013 F150 FX4 EcoBoost fully loaded with the app pkg on Icon 2.5" coilovers
06 F350 Lariat-PMF 8" on 37'sSold
09 F350 ccsb Pmf 7" on 37's Sold
01 F250 ccsb 6" on 35's with to much to list Sold
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Truck looks good. I tow my 30ft gearbox with a 10 inch lift and 40's. Never had a problem with it.

2002 F350 cclb. 10 inch superlift 40 inch cepeks. 240k and still pullin hard!


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