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post #1 of (permalink) Old 10-13-2000, 05:14 PM
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Towing with a lift

I have a 96 half ton with a 6inch ifs lift [softride suspension] and i am planning on hauling a 23 ft trailer. Is it safe to haul with a lift? Also i have 35 inch tires are they safe also thanks

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post #2 of (permalink) Old 10-13-2000, 05:30 PM
 
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Re: Towing with a lift

Sure thing, I did it all the time, with the same lift/tires as you have, you will just need a 6 or 8 inch drop hitch, these are "So common" that they even sell those hitchs in "JC whittney" and I think "Summit" has them as well. I have a freind with a 12" lift (NON-IFS) and he uses a 14" drop hitch and has never had any problems (he did have to lengthen the trailoring wires for the lights/brakes[img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/wink.gif[/img])
By the way, if you didn't re-gear after the lift and tires, you will now wish you had[img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/wink.gif[/img]


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I do it all the time. It might even be better because your springs have a higher spring rate than stock ones do.

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It'll just be sluggish unless you regeared when you put the 35"s on.

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Re: Towing with a lift

hey im new to this forum.. I have a 88 suburban 4" lift and 35" bfg muds..i used to pull our toyhauler with it,it weighs about 7800# loaded with bikes/campin gear(no water)and from ball to bumper its 25', we go to the Oregon duned 6-8 times a summer and the burb didnt like it at all.. i never changed the gearing(3;42's ithink) but i did put in a turbo400 tranny with that trans-go shift kit..i did get alot of sway even with the load levelers so i put a sway bar on to that helped.. but your rear-end still puckers a lil every time a semi goes by, ur not going to be passing alot of people..gas stations included(i was getting 4mpg) Over the summer as gas prices went way up, we needed to make a change and bought a truck that will pull our home away from home, i still have the burb and thankfully its been retired from its pulling duties.. good luck

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Re: Towing with a lift

Why not just regear it up to the right 4.10 or 4.56 and solve the problem?

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GmcJim how do you get your pic of your truck at the bottom of your post? Nice truck also you dont see many of those trucks like that

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