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Towing with big tires

Discussion in 'Tow & Trailer' started by SS66, Mar 26, 2004.

  1. SS66

    SS66 1/2 ton status

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    Do you guys think there would be too much strain on a k30's drivetrain if it were turning 44 inch tires while hauling a boat? The estimated weight of this boat+trailer is MAYBE 1100 lbs tops. Tongue weight of almost nothing <100 lbs.
    Thanks
     
  2. Pookster

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    All depends on your gearing. I think you would be fine, but just be careful of sway.
     
  3. SS66

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    The gears would be 5.13 /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    [ QUOTE ]
    Do you guys think there would be too much strain on a k30's drivetrain if it were turning 44 inch tires while hauling a boat? The estimated weight of this boat+trailer is MAYBE 1100 lbs tops. Tongue weight of almost nothing <100 lbs.
    Thanks

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    I wouldn't worry much about the drivetrain in this situation but the vehicle itself and how it's setup.
    Is the drivetrain in a K5 or in the original truck?
    Is it lifted too high?
    What I am getting at is sway and and squat.
    /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
  5. SS66

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    This hypothetical k30's only mod is a 4 or 6 inch lift along with the big tires and 5.13 gears. Its a real k30, not something that was parted together. Im guessing things probably would be 'ok'. I just wanted to see what the tow guru's thought. /forums/images/graemlins/waytogo.gif
     
  6. joez

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    1100 pounds? You wont even know its back there.
     

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