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suspension lift too much

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by brolic, Aug 30, 2003.

  1. brolic

    brolic Newbie

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    What is the highest suspension lift I can get away with on a chevy silverado without compromising my towing ability?? The reason why I am concerned about the lift is because I am trading my prostreet s-10 for my friends 83 silverado monster. He isnt sure if the lift would be a problem for towing my dragcars cause he never attempted to tow with it.The truck has dana 60's both front and back a little over 600hp backed with a 700r4 tranny. Here is a link of a truck that closely resembles my soon to be ride, it has the same lift but had 38's instead of the big 44's. Lemme know what you think!

    http://www.mcmullenargus.com/gallery/view.asp?image=43512&pub=30
     
  2. Resurrection_Joe

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    Uhm, this may be a little bit of hype and mantra, but even I dont think a 700R4 with 600hp would survive towing anything.

    12" and 38's is fairly tall, I know nothing about towing, but that seems awfully high.

    Try doing a search there are a few towing related posts
     
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    You would need one heck of a drop hitch to even reach the trailer. I'm sure that it *could* be done, but I wouldn't do it. I think that would a little scary towing with something that tall.

    Kris
     
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    put 44's on your trailer! P.S Nice Rig
     
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    Whose the guy on here with a lifted dually? lLook into his pics, he tows many different things with his rig....
     
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    there is a lifted dually taht goes past my work all the time on at least 38" boggers tows a big time race trailer. That works otu find, don't know about single rear wheel. And yes his drop hitch is crazy and its braced rpetty well too.
     
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    overload springs and a drop hich would probably But I HOPE theres some work done to that 700R4 btw do everything you can to keep it COOL
     
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    I don't think it's safe to pull anything with tires larger than 35-36".
     
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    A few years back I towed a car trailer with a truck that had a 4" lift and 33's. Almost lost it going around a curve. Very Scarry at 70mph. /forums/images/graemlins/eek.gif /forums/images/graemlins/eek.gif /forums/images/graemlins/eek.gif
     
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    A few years back I towed a car trailer with a truck that had a 4" lift and 33's. Almost lost it going around a curve. Very Scarry at 70mph. /forums/images/graemlins/eek.gif /forums/images/graemlins/eek.gif /forums/images/graemlins/eek.gif

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    And why were you towing anything in a lifted vehicle at 70mph? HMMM?
     
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    My buddy tows his drag boat or whatever it is, and hes got 12" and 38's, he hasnt had any problems, but one big drop hitch. Oh nice truck, sure the lift isnt bigger then 12"?
     
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    A few years back I towed a car trailer with a truck that had a 4" lift and 33's. Almost lost it going around a curve. Very Scarry at 70mph. /forums/images/graemlins/eek.gif /forums/images/graemlins/eek.gif /forums/images/graemlins/eek.gif

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    And why were you towing anything in a lifted vehicle at 70mph? HMMM?

    [/ QUOTE ]Becouse of the worst 4 letter word ever ...... WORK !!! /forums/images/graemlins/deal.gif /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif
     
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