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Old 03-05-2014, 12:39 AM   #1
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Pulling Trailers w/Lifted trucks?

Can anybody tell me if this is a bad idea? Thinking of lifting my truck a few inches and if I do it I want to make sure I'm doing it the right way the first time. Never did a lift before and I have a 28' enclosed trailer that I plan to haul to the track when its time to go racing. Any input?
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Old 03-05-2014, 06:52 AM   #2
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If I was going to do it I would make sure the rear lift is all spring and no blocks. Definatley dont stack blocks. I pulled a 22' open trailer with my F250 8'' lift and 38x15.50x20 tires quite often and never had a problem.
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Old 03-05-2014, 07:16 AM   #3
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How does the truck sit now with the trailer loaded? What kind of truck is it?
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Old 03-05-2014, 10:55 AM   #4
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Stay with a shorter side wall tire, had a F250 on 37-13.50-17 and had a good bit of tire sway. Put 20-22 tires to keep the side wall short and you should have no problems.
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Thanks guys. Truck is an 2004 F250 Super duty Ext cab. Right now I run 17" rims with 285/70/17's. Truck and trailer sat pretty level before but that was without a 4 wheeler in the trailer. 35x12.50x16.50 is the new set up I plan to run now. Was looking at a 4 inch lift. Thanks for the input guys.
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Old 03-07-2014, 02:48 PM   #6
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Any recommendations on particular lift brands out there? Looking for a soft ride, not super stiff. Thanks
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Old 03-07-2014, 07:13 PM   #7
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I had a cummins with probably 8"+ lift. 37/12.50/17. Towed a fully loaded 24' enclosed beautifully BUT it squatted like hell. Drove fine, looked like shit
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What brand of a lift was it?
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Old 03-08-2014, 06:31 PM   #9
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With a 8 inch lift, what length dropped hitch do you use
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mulletless is actually making some sense.mulletless is actually making some sense.mulletless is actually making some sense.
Are you lifting it just to look better/meaner, or to use bigger tires for more offroading clearance?
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I had a Pro Comp 6.5" lift and ran the 37-13.50-17 with no clearance issues
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idk what brand the lift was, it was on there when I bought the truck. The hitch I used was one of those adjustable hitches where the part that goes into truck receiver has a long bar with multiple holes, and the ball part attaches to it in whichever spot you choose. if that makes sense
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Are you lifting it just to look better/meaner, or to use bigger tires for more offroading clearance?

No off road use really. I guess you can say I'm doing it to make it look little better.
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idk what brand the lift was, it was on there when I bought the truck. The hitch I used was one of those adjustable hitches where the part that goes into truck receiver has a long bar with multiple holes, and the ball part attaches to it in whichever spot you choose. if that makes sense
Ok thanks. Looking at skyjacker lift right now. They seem to have a nice soft ride to them.
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Old 03-17-2014, 06:32 AM   #15
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I have a skyjacker on my truck. It rides a little stiff,but it doesn't bother me too much. Seems to bother my wife more though. It would be similar to your truck as mine is a 2000 f250 although it's 6". I doubt the ride would be a lot different but mine does have blocks in the rear instead of springs. I've yet to pull the trailer and car,so I'm interested to see how it does as well.
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Old 03-17-2014, 01:02 PM   #16
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I think just about all the basics have been covered above. I prefer the stock height towing with my truck. I would recommend some bags if at all possible as well as going with a spring rather than blocks like said above.
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