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What size drop ball hitch do I need on stock suspension?

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by chmura, Jun 14, 2010.

  1. Jun 14, 2010 at 8:26 AM
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    chmura

    chmura [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I have the OEM hitch on my 2002 4x4, TRD, xcab, Tacoma with Stock suspension.

    I need to buy a ball mount since I will be towing something this Sunday.

    What size drop ball hitch do I need so that the trailer will be level? 2 inch drop mount?
     
  2. Jun 14, 2010 at 8:29 AM
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    ShaShasBoo

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    Yup, I have a 2" drop. Worked great when I was stock pullin a car trailer.
     
  3. Jun 14, 2010 at 8:52 AM
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    depends on the trailer have pulled 2 different trailers one sits level w/ 2in but the other needs like a 4in to sit level
     
  4. Jun 14, 2010 at 8:55 AM
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  5. Jun 14, 2010 at 9:01 AM
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    yeah that'll be fine man.
     
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  7. Jun 14, 2010 at 10:12 AM
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    chmura

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    Yeah that is what I am thinking myself. This is a pretty low trailer so I might need more then a 2 inch drop. I am picking up the trailer Sunday.
     
  8. Jun 14, 2010 at 6:18 PM
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    all depends on the "level" height of the trailer, a snowmobile trailer with little tires under the flat bed will need a long drop to keep the trailer level, if you have big wheels on independent arms for a big boat trailer, level will be a bit higher.

    On my truck, the boat trailer is level when the tongue is 17.5", utility trailer is only 15" off the ground.

    If you buy a 2 or 3" drop, you can always flip the ball on the hitch and will be +2".
     
  9. Jun 14, 2010 at 7:25 PM
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    Depends on the trailer.....
     
  10. Jun 14, 2010 at 7:28 PM
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    2" should be fine i put a 6" drop on my truck with a 3" lift and it still sits a bit to high may go to 8" drop.
     
  11. Jun 14, 2010 at 9:15 PM
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    Its this trailer guys. 6x12 feet.

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  12. Jun 15, 2010 at 11:00 AM
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    yea 2" drop max because with the weight of the trailer and the load it has in it will make the truck sit lower.
     
  13. Jun 15, 2010 at 11:02 AM
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    rjclemen

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    I pulled one of those trailers the other weekend. Like that exact one. 2" is all you need.
     
  14. Jun 15, 2010 at 11:34 AM
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    Does your tacoma have the stock suspension?
     
  15. Jun 15, 2010 at 2:02 PM
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    What do ya'll feel about the adjustable drop ones? Worth it or not durable enough for any real use?
     
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