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How much drop

Discussion in 'Towing' started by Chachie, Jul 21, 2010.

  1. Jul 21, 2010 at 12:12 PM
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    Chachie

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    Hey guys i am finally replacing the hitch on my truck(previous owner decided to remove it before they traded it in). How much of a drop will i need for my 6" fabtech?
     
  2. Jul 22, 2010 at 8:15 AM
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    so nobody tows with a 6" lift?
     
  3. Jul 22, 2010 at 8:17 AM
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    If you raised the truck six inches then I would imagine you would need to lower the ball six inches.
     
  4. Jul 22, 2010 at 8:19 AM
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    I think there are varied answers for this... It really depends on the hight of your trailer and how level you want it to sit. I would measure your truck backed up next to the trailer you will be towing most... then measure the difference between the 2 and it should give you how long of a drop you'll need?
     
  5. Jul 22, 2010 at 8:30 AM
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    Ya thats what i was planning on doing i was just hoping to get off easy. haha. and 6" would be the initial thought but then if you think about it, most stock trucks use between a 2 and 3" drop.
     
  6. Jul 22, 2010 at 8:31 AM
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    Actually could someone runout and tell me how far it is from the bottom of the bumper to the middle of the receiver?
     
  7. Jul 22, 2010 at 8:31 AM
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    I was thinking youll need an 8'' but i could be completely wrong.
     
  8. Jul 22, 2010 at 8:31 AM
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    you cant do it yourself? lazy ass:D
     
  9. Jul 22, 2010 at 8:32 AM
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    True, I meant 6" from stock location of the ball. Which like you said is normally 2" of drop. So I guess you would need an 8"? Best bet would be Strom's advice and measure you "most pulled" trailer and go from there.
     
  10. Jul 22, 2010 at 8:34 AM
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    Thats what i was thinking too. I saw somewhere on here that someone with a 3" is using a 5 or 6"

    Well heres the problem. I dont have a hitch on my truck yet. lol But the i am buying a brand new drawtite hitch for 100 tomorrow and the lady used to own a truck accessory store and has a bunch of drops but i dont want to tell her to bring one with her if its not going to work.
     
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  12. Jul 22, 2010 at 8:37 AM
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    ^thats the other thing i was thinking although i dont know that i would trust one from hf. lol
     
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    haha, I was already on the site:p
     
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    Haha. The only reason i am wanting to find out is that she offered the drop and ball for only 20 extra. And i know those things are expensive.
     
  15. Jul 22, 2010 at 9:19 AM
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    I have a 3" drop on mine and it works good for the trailer I use. i would assume that you could just get a 6" and it would be pretty damn close.
     
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    Ok, so what does everyone think, 120 for a brand new drawtite hitch and a drop with a ball, that a good deal?
     
  17. Jul 22, 2010 at 9:21 AM
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    That's a pretty good deal IMHO.
     
  18. Jul 22, 2010 at 9:27 AM
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    good deallll
     
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    I use a 3/4" rise to pull my boat.
     
  20. Jul 22, 2010 at 11:26 AM
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    Isnt your truck a 5 lug tho? So it is going to sit a little bit lower.
     
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