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Old 12-14-2013, 03:47 PM
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10" lift to maybe 6" or 4"?

Hey guys I'm new here and joined this forum to hopefully learn a lot and get my rig right with the help of everyone more knowledgable then me. To give you guys some quick background, My daily driver is a 03 f150, but my weekend driver/ out of state hunting truck is a 09 f250 fx4. I have a 4 link 10" fabtech lift with 40" pro comp xterrains. The question and problem I have is I would like to finally get a trailer to tow when I'm going hunting. I always just camp out in tents but my buddy took his trailer this past hunting season and I swear it spoiled me and ruined me haha. So my question is how are you guys towing with big lifts? My guess is your not towing with them. I bought a 12" drop ball mount but it seems still too high and I'm not sure if I would trust the capacity of towing a loaded trailer.

So then I thought, I wouldn't mind dropping the truck down to maybe 4" on 35s? And I would most likely be able to tow. Can I keep most of my lift and get down to that size? For example keep the 4 link and take out the blocks in the rear? Look forward to hearing from you guys. Thanks and sorry for the long post.

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Old 12-14-2013, 03:51 PM
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not sure about the lift but one up offroad makes a trailer hitch you should look into if you dont wanna lower it
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Old 12-14-2013, 03:58 PM
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Thanks huck, I will check them out!
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Old 12-14-2013, 04:53 PM
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Have you looked to see how adjustable your current 4 link setup is? Is the track bara djustable or the 4 links there self. If there is enough adjustment I don't see why you couldnt get shorter spings for the front and shorter block for the rear and shock all around.
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Old 12-14-2013, 05:29 PM
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Ramz, That's what I was thinking. I don't think the fabtech 4 link is adjustable.
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Old 12-15-2013, 05:40 AM
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It's pretty commonly known that if you're still going to use the truck as a truck then a 4" lift on 35's is the biggest you want to go. I currently have a 4.5" RC lift with 325/65/18 Goodyear Duratracs. I have a B&W turnover ball and can still tow with it and then just have an adjustable drop hitch for the bumper that works out great. Also, I recently found an aftermarket step for the tailgate that allows me to still get into the bed without having to jump but I'm at about the highest height I can be with the step working. Also, shorter people can still get into the truck without too much issue. If I went to a 6" lfit and 37's that's another 3" of lift, and that to me would be to much, not to mention a much slower truck from the 37's.
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Old 12-15-2013, 07:22 AM
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I sold my lifted F250 because of the 37" tires on 17" rims towing. It did great till I had to tow the car trailer, I had real bad sway because of the tall side walls. I thought about getting bigger wheels to reduce the side wall height but got a dually instead.
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Old 12-19-2013, 07:42 PM
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Plenty of big truck still tow. I still tow a gooseneck with my set up. You just have to get the right parts for the job and in my case a trailer to work with the lift . But seeing how your at 10" I would look at a OUO drop hitch set up and get a nice bumper pull. Or if you want to drop it down a 6" on 37's works great and I never had issues at that high or lower.
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Old 12-19-2013, 10:07 PM
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Thanks for the replies. Appreciate all the help and advice. I'm interested in that OUO hitch. Then I can just stay as is. My tires are also maybe 40% tread left, I need to price out tire difference and any other parts if I lower or keep the 40's
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