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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 07-22-2013, 07:47 PM Thread Starter
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Towing with a Lift Kit?

I have been looking for a 7.3L that I like for the past month or so, and lifted trucks catch my eye, however, I live on a farm and we do a lot of bailing hay and hauling equipment. I wasnt sure how a lift kit would hold up under a lot of stress. The most I haul is around 22,000 pounds.

The truck I am looking at has a 9" lift, if I were to hook a gooseneck trailer up to it with 22,000 pounds on it, would things on my truck start breaking? Or would it be just fine?
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Re: Towing with a Lift Kit?

Umm... thats a lot of lift to put a gooseneck on. Does it even have that much adjustment. And be carful because if it isnt supported right under load your axle will wrap and start braking leaf springs.

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Umm... thats a lot of lift to put a gooseneck on. Does it even have that much adjustment. And be carful because if it isnt supported right under load your axle will wrap and start braking leaf springs.
Gotcha, no pulling with a lift. I'll begin the search once again.
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Re: Towing with a Lift Kit?

Goosenecks and 5th wheels due to their nature/setup cannot be towed with a lifted truck. Heck my truck at stock height comes close to contacting my camper at some sites due to the uneveness.

A 9" lift wouldn't work at all, sorry

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Re: Towing with a Lift Kit?

bro you would be dragging the ass end of the trailer
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Re: Towing with a Lift Kit?

Funny thought. Lift the trailer 9 inches and put some crazy offset tires to match. I know it's unrealistic on a farm but it would be pretty cool nonetheless

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Funny thought. Lift the trailer 9 inches and put some crazy offset tires to match. I know it's unrealistic on a farm but it would be pretty cool nonetheless
Iv seen it done i toy haulers! Lokks so sick! They make lift kits for trailers or you can Fab one up!
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Re: Towing with a Lift Kit?

Being on a farm though he's probably hauling either livestock or some sort of feed. I doubt it's a toy hauler although I understand where you're coming from.

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Being on a farm though he's probably hauling either livestock or some sort of feed. I doubt it's a toy hauler although I understand where you're coming from.
i was using that a reffernce LOl same concept, tandem axle trailer.

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Trailer Suspension Hanger Kit with the Most Lift for Tire Clearance Under the Trailer Bed | etrailer.com
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Re: Towing with a Lift Kit?

A small lift (4 or less inches on 35s or under) will tow a goose neck fine as long as its geared right and you have some sort of torque arm or traction bars. My buddy does it day in and day out with his ccsb 7.3 sd.

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