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Old 06-15-2008, 11:34 PM   #1
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Changing TVs and switching wd hitch arms to new TV

I'm looking at upgrading the TV from a Tacoma to a Tundra. Do I need to change out the weight distibuting hitch load arms or can I keep the same arms and just adjust for proper leveling by selecting the correct links to level out the load?
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Any time you change TV's you need to go through all the adjustments for the hitch. That includes ball height, ball angle and chain tension. Basically, you start all over and set the hitch up from scratch.
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hi wyo...

MOST of the time the SAME w/d bars (spring bars) can be carried over with the hitch...

assuming the bars are already correct for the tongue mass...

the proper set up may include more or less tension on the w/d bars...

this is BEST determined with weight measurements for the axle loads b4/after adjustments...

or measurements of tv stance pre/post.

the new tv will likely have a DIFFERENT receiver box height....

so a new stinger (ball drop bar), with a different drop may be needed...

unless the current stinger is adjustable to the new height....

as suggesting the entire set up process must be redone and dialed in...

but your up grade to tundra notion,

is a good one.

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Thanks 2air, I do have an adjustable 'stinger' so hopefully it'll adjust to the 18" required after mounting on the higher Tundra. I'll have to find a shop around here with a torque wrench so I can properly tighten the bolts back on after adjustment.
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