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Old 11-02-2004, 10:08 PM
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who says 4x4's cant be pretty
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Old 11-02-2004, 10:28 PM
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You know a 4X4 aint gonna hurt your resale either.
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Old 11-02-2004, 10:59 PM
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1995 40 hustler with tripples and tripple axle steel trailer. Duramax diesel allison tranny 1ton 2wd 6/8 suspension drop, steep ass ramp in the photo, no problem
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4x4

I used non 4x4 for years and got real lucky. I was the master on getting 18,000 lbs out without a 4x4. Only once did we have to strap onto someone else's to duoble pull out. I did not have a dually. A dually will spin very easy.

Now with a 4x4 in low, it feels like someone rear-ended me as I fly up a ramp. You have all winter to look. Go to auto trader.

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Old 11-02-2004, 11:35 PM
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I tow a 43 Black Thunder with a 1997 Chevy 2wd crew cab dually. Boat on the trailer weighs about 14,500 lbs. Never had a problem on a ramp. I am particular about the ramps I use. Get a locking rear. Drive it up the ramp in low like you had a egg under the gas pedal. As for backing down get a trailer with electric over hydraulic disc brakes. Back down in neutral so the rear wheels are not driving and let gravity do the work. Make sure the truck has 4 wheel disc not rear drum brakes, as this will also help. 4wd costs about 1 mpg going down the road and costs to maintain. It is a bad idea to back down in drive, check the owners manual.
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Old 11-03-2004, 12:34 AM
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Thinking Of Something Like This Instead Of The 4x2 Dully After I Read All Of Yall's Post. I Wanted To Slamm The Dully On The 24.5 But As Most Of Ya Guys Probably Know Ya Can Slamm 4x4 So Now I Will Lift On Some 44 Or 46 Inch Swampers

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Old 11-03-2004, 01:02 AM
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What I Had In Mind And With Air Ride Suspension That Lift Like 5 Inches

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Old 11-03-2004, 04:26 AM
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Dont go too big or towing will be a problem. ya gotta keep your truck usable. I've got 6" of lift and 35's. Im gonna squeese 37 on this spring.
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Old 11-03-2004, 04:34 AM
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With 13k you need to keep it stock and strong when it comes to suspension...24.5's or boggers won't have the load rating needed to tow the Cig.

4x4 is a cheap form of insurance and the one time you need it will pay for itself
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