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Old 05-18-2010, 04:45 PM
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Hey guys,
I've been looking for a truck for awhile now.
I have a friend who has a 2007 3500HD long bed with 14K on it.
Hes got a 8" lift Banks power system and some other "cool" things.

Is it a bad idea to tow using a lifted truck? Im not going to be towing all the time. Im thinking like 3-5 times a year.
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Hey guys,
I've been looking for a truck for awhile now.
I have a friend who has a 2007 3500HD long bed with 14K on it.
Hes got a 8" lift Banks power system and some other "cool" things.

Is it a bad idea to tow using a lifted truck? Im not going to be towing all the time. Im thinking like 3-5 times a year.
I have a buddy that pulls a 42 Fountain with a lifted Ford F350, I havent heard him complain about it.
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you pulling that 35 ZR??? plenty of truck and the lift wont hurt. I just got my 32ssr and have been pulling it with 08 f250 with 4"lift on 35" tires no long trips yet but no issues that I can see coming up either
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Every truck I've owned has been lifted and I've towed with them all. You will be fine as long as you have the right gearing.
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no problems here, been doing it for years......
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no problems here, been doing it for years......
What tires are you running?
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I won't lift my truck - I don't want to give the insurance company any reason to deny a claim. Not saying that will happen, I just would rather play it safe.
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Yes you can but it puts more strain on your transmission. Owned this for a short time but I did pull with it a few times. 2002 F350 crewcab longbed Lariat diesel 4x4. 15inch suspension lift and 46" Mickey Thompson Baja Claws.
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I have to agree, and I could see them deny a claim stating "non original equipment" helped contribute to loss.
Bastards stay up all night thinking of ways to deny your claim.
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