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towing with a lift

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by bigmanr6, Jan 1, 2010.

  1. Jan 1, 2010 at 6:17 PM
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    bigmanr6

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    I have a 06 trd sport quad cab long bed mostly stock it pulls a 22 foot scarab 22 boat most of the summer my question is Im thinking of puting a 3 in ez lift on it but don't want problems towing a 3800 pound boat. Anyone done this or know any problems that might come about. Im new to this site but you guys have some kick ass trucks and I like the mod sections Im just waiting for it to warm up some so I can tear into my truck
     
  2. Jan 1, 2010 at 6:21 PM
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    I've got a 3 inch lift on my pick up and i've towed my buddies boat several times...as long as you do a AAL in the rear you should be fine :) I know Chris4x4 has got a bad ass boat and he tows it no problem!

    Edit: I'm not sure on the weight of the boats but I think you'll be fine...you'll know once you hook the boat up if you'll be able to tow it or not :)
     
  3. Jan 1, 2010 at 6:22 PM
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    Yeah...Depending on how your trailer sits-Might need a slight drop hitch- but even that- Not a huge deal most likely.
     
  4. Jan 1, 2010 at 6:27 PM
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    misterquad

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    x2 - aal in rear and drop hitch, keep top of ball about 21" above ground to start.

    I had installed the rear lift with blocks and as soon as I put the trailer on my truck I knew I needed the AALs. It seemed to sag worse than when unlifted. I ordered the AALs the next day and it made all the difference.
     
  5. Jan 1, 2010 at 6:43 PM
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    Ya I figured I would have to put the drop hitch because the trailer hits the ball straight on now and a three in lift should need a small drop hitch. I just don't want the truck to be squated in the back when I put the boat on it doesn't sag more then a couple inchs now
     
  6. Jan 1, 2010 at 6:46 PM
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    I didn't use a drop hitch and I didn't have any issues :eek:
     
  7. Jan 1, 2010 at 6:49 PM
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    Yea. When it was stock with a trailer it sagged.

    Lifted with blocks and a trailer it squatted.
    Lifted with AALs and a trailer it sagged.
     
  8. Jan 1, 2010 at 6:50 PM
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    this may be a stupid question but what are aal's?
     
  9. Jan 1, 2010 at 6:52 PM
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    Add A Leaf :)

    For your rear suspension
     
  10. Jan 1, 2010 at 6:52 PM
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    oh ya thats what I thought had a brain fart for a min.
     
  11. Jan 1, 2010 at 6:52 PM
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    Add A Leaf- It's an extra leaf put into the rear end leaf pack to provide lift and/or additional stiffness.
     
  12. Jan 1, 2010 at 6:53 PM
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    Nothing stupid - we all have to learn.

    Add a leafs springs
     
  13. Jan 1, 2010 at 6:53 PM
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    add a leaf spring on the rear
     
  14. Jan 1, 2010 at 6:54 PM
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    Its okay...you won't know if ya don't ask. Like the other guys said, don't ever feel stupid! If ya gotta question just ask it :p thats what we're here for
     
  15. Jan 1, 2010 at 6:57 PM
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    I am bad. I did not need the drop hitch until I changed bumpers.

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    My trailer jack does not go high enough and I cannot lift it enough to get over the ball.

    [​IMG]
     
  16. Jan 1, 2010 at 7:03 PM
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    thanks for the help guys
     
  17. Jan 1, 2010 at 7:04 PM
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    :thumbsup:
     
  18. Jan 1, 2010 at 7:05 PM
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    Misterquad you rear bumper is awesome! I love your truck!!!
     
  19. Jan 1, 2010 at 7:13 PM
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    I had a 3" lift installed (3" spacer up front and a 2" aal in back) to level out the truck. Problem was when I'd hook up the boat the weight on the hitch made the front rise up to where I didn't like the look and it kinda felt like the truck was floating going down the road. I removed the 3" spacer and installed one about half the size. Now I have a bit of a rake where the front is lower by about an inch, and when the boat is hooked up it now sits close to level. It drives better, the ribs of the cv boots no longer ride each other, and the alignment came out great. I should mention I have a front differential drop installed also, and I've never experienced any vibes.
     
  20. Jan 1, 2010 at 7:15 PM
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    what kind of boat do you have?
     
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