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post #1 of 11 Old 11-06-2012, 10:16 AM Thread Starter
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Lifting my truck and towing?

Ok so i have a 01 dually cc lb. Im looking at putting some 22.5s AF rims on my truck. How high would i have to lift my truck to fit these in there comfortably? I already lifted my front 1in with blocks. Also I would like to tow trailers for work. 36ft gooseneck with 20,000ish on it. or 28ft pinnal with 15,000ish. Some people have told me its impossible to tow with a lift others tell me its fine. What do y'all think? Thanks.
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Ok so i have a 01 dually cc lb. Im looking at putting some 22.5s AF rims on my truck. How high would i have to lift my truck to fit these in there comfortably? I already lifted my front 1in with blocks. Also I would like to tow trailers for work. 36ft gooseneck with 20,000ish on it. or 28ft pinnal with 15,000ish. Some people have told me its impossible to tow with a lift others tell me its fine. What do y'all think? Thanks.
2.5" Icon and 35s should keep you able to tow a goose neck. You might be able to go higher to possible a 4" but I'm not sure.

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I wouldn't go higher than 2.5. You *can* tow with more lift, but it gets harder to keep the truck straight.
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what all is needed for a 2.5 lift? I Make my own lift blocks. So do I need any extension's? And what about 3.5 in front to keep it levelish. Do I need any extensions up there? It's 4x4
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I have 8in on mine and I pull a maintenance trailer all the time (granted its no where near the weight your talking about) and I also pull a gooseneck 18ft stock trailer and have no problems. I don't see how the height would effect towing besides keeing the gooseneck level. I see torque being the problem if its lifted too high.... But thats MHO and I dont have too much experience in pulling larger loads.
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I pull my 25ft gooseneck deckover fully loaded 15000 with my 97 lifted 8'' on 38s. It pull the trailer but its working. Stock tires would be way better but I dont tow all time. With I height I dont see how that effects it.
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My dad who's towed his whole life. Said that I might have problems with the tilt of the trailer being up so high. Also how towing with the pinnel and a droped pinnel would have a weird affect on towing with the angle or something.
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That's why they make drop hitches

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Well I realize they make drop hitches. I'm just curious on how that will affect my truck. Seeing my truck wasn't designed to be towing front a lower then the frame point. I don't think 2.5 will matter much.
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Front lift blocks are illegal in all 50, and you'll probably find out why if you tow a 20k gooseneck very far.

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