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Old 07-12-2014, 07:58 PM   #1
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4X4 and WDH...

My new 4X4 Ram 2500 has me needing to lower the ball by about 6" to pull my TT level. I have a WDH made by Eaz Lift, and it's at the bottom of it's bolt holes. My SV-264 is on torsion axles so it's sitting low to begin with. Any suggestions?
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Old 07-12-2014, 08:28 PM   #2
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You should be able to buy a longer drop shank from (EZ lift). Most have shanks on the shelf up to 12"Drop. My (OLD) Reese uses (15/16 increments for the Vertical adjustments),the newer heads use (1-1/4 increments). So I had to make a longer drop shank with the (15/16) increments 3/4 Hole size! Our unit has the (Under Mount Ball Receiver) and Torq Flex axels,LOW Rider! Youroo!!
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Old 07-12-2014, 08:38 PM   #3
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Thanks, Youroo... I found it! It's ordered...
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Old 07-15-2014, 10:42 AM   #4
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The shank that came with our Equal-I-zer did not have enough drop for our rig. I found this Curt shank at etrailer.com for $70. It's been perfect. Not sure if it's enough drop for you. They have many other shank with more drop (for more $$$).
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Old 07-15-2014, 10:57 AM   #5
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When I picked up my trailer at the dealer, they drove my truck around with the extra drop installed. The bottom of it was only 4 inches or so from the ground. They told me "that is what it needed." I told them "that isn't what it is going to have." It was waaay to low. Now it is back on the original one that came with the ezy lift wdh in the bottom holes. It ended up being just right. Don't go too low with it. Are your torsion axles adjustable on the ends? If they are splined, you may be able to clock the hubs another spline or two. Just an idea.
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Old 07-15-2014, 11:04 AM   #6
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Dexter makes a lift kit for the torq flex axles. You can add up to 3 1/8" of height. Might be something to look at also.
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Old 07-16-2014, 07:14 PM   #7
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I've been thinking about the lift kit, but this pickup sits high enough that the new drop bar isn't quite as low as the original was on the F-150, so I'm OK... I probably won't lift the trailer because it will get traded off in a couple of years...
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Old 07-18-2014, 12:59 PM   #8
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I got this all together again today and my drop is correct for the trailer. I measured and have 9 1/2 inches clear on level ground. I think that's enough... Thanks, everyone...
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Great news,now (GO Camping)! Youroo!!
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Old 07-18-2014, 01:22 PM   #10
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Thanks, Youroo... I found it! It's ordered...
Great! It's really important to get that ball height correct; or the rest of it just doesn't work.
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