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Old 06-12-2008, 02:35 PM   #1
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What about lift kits on tow vehicles?

OK my neck still has a red tinge to it....I want to lift my F350 about 4" to handle larger tires etc...has anyone done this? Just how much adjustment can you do to the standard adjustable hitch without dragging the rear of the camper? Is there a quick fix to this???
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Old 06-12-2008, 04:56 PM   #2
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Now your talkin. 10-4, urban redneck here got your message. I've got a 10.5" lift on my F250 with 38's and I'm not even close to dragging the rear. My last truck was an F150 with a 3" body lift and 35's. I have a Reese trunnion bar weight distributing hitch like the one pictured here. You can make adjustments to the ball height where it attaches to the drop hitch. Check out my gallery pics. In short- you will have no problem wtih a 4" lift! Go for it! And when you done send me a pic!!
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Old 06-12-2008, 05:51 PM   #3
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To go any higher you will need a very good welder to drop your hitch,and I don`t mean a buddy with a buzz box in his garage.Dave
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Old 06-12-2008, 06:47 PM   #4
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There is always an answer to your problem. Reese makes a part that will raise or lower your receiver on your tow vehicle. They come in varied amounts, like 2,4,6,8 inches, use to raise or lower your receiver. I used one to raise my receiver on my motorhome so I could tow a Jeep cherokee with a 4" lift. go to Reese website. I bought mine thru Campingworld. If you need part#s let me know.
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Old 06-13-2008, 07:29 AM   #5
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Thanks all

I have that same kind of Reese hitch. I will look at the other options. Lately I have been putting on my extra cash toward lifting and tricking a suzuki sidekick for my son, paying off the x's etc. Now it's about to be about me again,memememememememe, one of my local muffler man just did a turbo back 5" exhaust on a powerstroke and I might be next.

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Old 06-13-2008, 09:00 AM   #6
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OK my neck still has a red tinge to it....I want to lift my F350 about 4" to handle larger tires etc...has anyone done this? Just how much adjustment can you do to the standard adjustable hitch without dragging the rear of the camper? Is there a quick fix to this???
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Ok one negative here.
It comprimises (sp) the stability of your tow vehicle by raising the Center of Gravity. The could affect your ability to safely manouver if needed.
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Old 06-15-2008, 08:18 PM   #7
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hey the catsandi- there are no negatives- lol. I tow on the interstate at 70 mph with no maneuvering problems. you just have to be a good driver and pay attention. it's not for the weak stomach type i admit.

He sluggo, here's a profile pic with the hitch in the lowest drop position. That 5" exhaust kit sounds nice. Mine's stock. I do have a edge juice programmer that does a nice job. Good luck with all of that and drop a line anytime.
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Old 06-16-2008, 08:19 AM   #8
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Thanks again

Ok, I will be looking at some more Reese options. I can't leave wll enough alone , I got to be doing something all the time, i told my other just turned 50 friends that I am not ready to watch the sprinklers go around the front yard yet for entertainment.

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