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Old 08-30-2015, 10:12 AM   #1
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New truck ball height ?

hello all, we just picked up a new chevy 2500hd and traded in a gmc 1500 truck, before trading in I measured the ball height on the gmc now if I adj the ball height the same on the new truck will that get me in the ball park ? thanks joe
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Old 08-30-2015, 11:17 AM   #2
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Its a starting point - Your new TV wont sag as much as the old one thats for sure.
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Old 08-30-2015, 11:32 AM   #3
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Yep should get you close and probably less sag on the truck due to heaver springs. Later RJD
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Old 08-30-2015, 11:47 AM   #4
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I just got a new 2500 HD chev.to the height difference is huge, I have a Hensley and have gotten a replacement shank that takes it from a two inch drop to an eight inch drop, have not connected it yet so don't know how it will work yet.
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Depending on what type receiver set up you have hopfully you can adjust for right height. Later RJD
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Old 08-30-2015, 01:26 PM   #6
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i just went from a 2013 ram 1500 2 wheel drive to a 2015 ram 2500 4 x 4 big difference had to get a new drop for my hitch truck and camper are level. the truck didn't move when i hooked it up with the original set up but the back jacks were about 4 inch off ground all the way up
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That should be a decent starting point. Get on youtube and watch a video on how to level a weight distribution hitch. It is fairly easy. You just need somewhere, which is somewhat level.

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Hitch height

Just one more thing is the new GM 2500 HD HAS A 2 1/2 receiver opening. They do give you a adapter but it does flex more with the adapter and weight distribution hitch and bars. Bottom one if you need a new shank get a 2 1/2 inch shank.
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Old 08-30-2015, 03:28 PM   #9
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I think I would start with 2" lower, I upgraded from an 05 2500HD to the 2015 2500HD Z71 and I have almost no rear end sag without the WDH bars installed. Had about 2" drop before bars instaled on 05.
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The beginning point to set up a WD hitch is to set the ball height the same as the TT coupler when the TT is level.
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