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post #1 of 18 Old 04-26-2014, 11:40 PM Thread Starter
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getting ready to haul, need advise on my lifted fat bottom

Here's my deal:
I am getting ready to hotshot but my truck is currently lifted 4"s with 315's. Technically 4" up front and 3" over stock in the rear, came with 2" rear blocks, not the 4" that the older trucks came with.

I plan to haul anything I can and also plan to get and use a gooseneck most of the time. I'm going to start with a 40' GN but will be setup to haul anything that can be towed as well.

My main concern is, should I put my truck back to stock height and tires or will I be ok how it currently is? I also thought about dropping down to just 285s but my 315's are still like new.

I imagine no matter what, I should also get air bags or something as well to be safe. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

Being that this will be how I get my paychecks, fuel mileage is more important now. My truck has 410 gears and I originally got the 315's to offset the gears along with looks.

Thanks for any input


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I would most definitely put it back to stock height with stock tires. All the bigger tires are good for is wearing everything out sooner, and costing you more money in fuel.

I would leave the 4.10 gears in for sure though.

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Thanks for the input

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Put it back to stock, you'll thank me later.

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I agree, you may like the look better now but stock height will be MUCH better for earning a living with it.

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Ok, I will put it back to stock.

Any recs on tires to run or airbag systems/kits?
I'm thinking some kind of all terrain tires because I do not know where ill ever be. Or should I still stick with somekind of highway tire? Thanks

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I would do the outboard mount over the spring hitch compatible or fab your own
with as much as you will change loads I would get an on board compressor like the Wireless airlift

sad to see a nice truck go back to stock

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Airlift / Firestone
I would do the outboard mount over the spring hitch compatible or fab your own
with as much as you will change loads I would get an on board compressor like the Wireless airlift

sad to see a nice truck go back to stock
Wouldn't an over spring kit interfere with a gn hitch like the b&w?

Yes it will be a sad day to see it go back to stock, but I can bring her back later down the road or build another one later.

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if you are lifted sell those tires and get some r22.5s and dont look back.

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if you are lifted sell those tires and get some r22.5s and dont look back.
ha ha...
I probably will sell these to help pay back what I spend on new tires. Sad thing is these tires only have about 5k on them and they still look like new.

I filed for my dot, mc, IRP plates/tags, drug consortium, etc today

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