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tow with lift?

Discussion in 'Towing' started by nathanscot, Aug 17, 2011.

  1. Aug 17, 2011 at 11:23 AM
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    nathanscot

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    I have a 3" toytec lift and I am most likely getting a 3" body lift on top of that. Will I still be able to tow things such as a jetski or small trailers with this done to my truck? Any feedback would be much appreciated it.
     
  2. Aug 17, 2011 at 11:25 AM
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    Yup but because of that body lift your trailer hitch will be sticking out like a sore thumb just like the rest of the frame.
     
  3. Aug 17, 2011 at 11:26 AM
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    Pugga

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    Yep, just use the proper drop for the hitch ball to accomodate the lift.
     
  4. Aug 17, 2011 at 11:27 AM
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    yeah, don't do the body lift. waist of money and does nothing for functionality. You'll still be able to tow as your hitch is mounted to you frame and the body has nothing to do with towing.
     
  5. Aug 17, 2011 at 11:38 AM
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    you will hate towing with a body lift.
    get air bags for the rear if your truck isn't towing level.
     
  6. Aug 17, 2011 at 11:46 AM
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    jsut get a drop hitch suitable, make sure the trailer is level
     
  7. Aug 17, 2011 at 9:53 PM
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    Well, I need to get a body lift because the tires I have are too big.
     
  8. Aug 17, 2011 at 9:55 PM
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    get a bigger suspension lift or smaller tires stay away from body lift they are horrible
     
  9. Aug 17, 2011 at 9:55 PM
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    Don't go to big of a tire?:notsure:
     
  10. Aug 17, 2011 at 10:04 PM
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    Big tires are not very good for heavy towing either. They will negatively affect your effective gearing ratio.
     
  11. Aug 17, 2011 at 10:08 PM
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    the issue you probably face is rubbing the body mount, in that case lifting the body will not solve anything. plastic can be trimmed, just forget the body lift
     
  12. Aug 17, 2011 at 10:10 PM
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    I have airbags on the rear.
     
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