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Old 03-01-2015, 07:41 PM   #21
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I use the 250 everyday and trailer sits for over 300 days (for now) lowering a full time rig to compensate for a part time rig is silly at best.
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Old 03-01-2015, 07:58 PM   #22
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I just use air bags to get back what it lowers when loaded. No pain, no strain, best of both worlds. Longer shackles will not void a warranty, at least it hasn't on the 4 I've had.
Well, you don't know if it would have since you didn't have a warranty related issue to test. Not saying it's a big concern, just something to consider. Also, air bags are more expensive than lifting the trailer so from a cost standpoint I'd go with altering the trailer.
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Old 03-01-2015, 07:59 PM   #23
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I use the 250 everyday and trailer sits for over 300 days (for now) lowering a full time rig to compensate for a part time rig is silly at best.
Agreed.
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Old 03-02-2015, 12:23 PM   #24
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I would seriously consider trying to lower the truck itself. IMO, the 2500 sits too high even unloaded.
Yes I like the idea of lowering the truck -vs- raising the fiver.
Thanks for the feedback.
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Old 03-02-2015, 12:28 PM   #25
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Yes I like the idea of lowering the truck -vs- raising the fiver.
Thanks for the feedback.
Just don't tell anyone. I got "roasted" here for even mentioning it!

I think you can buy extended spring shackles for less than $100. http://www.autopartswarehouse.com/sk.../G3791143.html
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Hi All, Truck is not under warranty, so no issue there.
Truck drops maybe an inch when fiver is loaded/hitched up.
Truck is not used commercially, e.g. heavy carrier when not towing fiver.
Raising trailer may be cheaper and easier however, lowering rear of the truck makes more sense to me. Not sure of best actions on lowering the truck? I wouldn't mind removing a leaf spring, but the trial and error of getting rear of truck level may be a bit tiresome.
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Hi All, Truck is not under warranty, so no issue there.
Truck drops maybe an inch when fiver is loaded/hitched up.
Truck is not used commercially, e.g. heavy carrier when not towing fiver.
Raising trailer may be cheaper and easier however, lowering rear of the truck makes more sense to me. Not sure of best actions on lowering the truck? I wouldn't mind removing a leaf spring, but the trial and error of getting rear of truck level may be a bit tiresome.
If you have access to a floor jack, jack stands and hand tools, it shouldn't take over an hour to do. It took me about 3 hrs and I made the shackles.
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1/2T's do too, and IMHO look goofy. I've leveled all 4 I've had. Don't even like cars that are high in the rear. Getting ready to figure out how to lower TOWTA's old junker in the rear.
Air ride right? On the junker.
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Air ride right? On the junker.
Yes, but it has an adjustment for the rear. Will mess with it when I take it to GMax for an oil/filter change. That way TOWTA won't know about it.
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Yes, but it has an adjustment for the rear. Will mess with it when I take it to GMax for an oil/filter change. That way TOWTA won't know about it.
Adjust the ride height rods.
You may have to shorten then.
We did it to a caddy awhile back.

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