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Old 04-14-2019, 10:23 PM
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Well, I had to order a new truck last week as my F250 I had for 4 and half years was stolen. Had been kicking the idea around about a new dually for a while. So I went ahead and got a 2019 F350 dually OTW. Now, I hate the way they sit. So I'm trying to decide should I just do a leveling kit on the front then put some 22" direct bolt on's with 35s or should I do a 4.5" Carli kit with king shocks and 35s or 37s?

I currently tow my 32 Fountain but looking at something bigger in the future. Also tow some farm equipment and run around the South east picking up cars. Anyone got any thoughts on towing with a lifted dually?
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Old 04-15-2019, 01:03 AM
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On a brand new truck, I'd just level it.
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Old 04-15-2019, 02:11 PM
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This day & age you can tow your 32 with a 1/2 ton pickup...
I tow my 312 Fastech 400 miles back & forth to LOTO at 75-80 mph with my Silverado 1500 Crew Cab 4x4 LTZ with a 6.2 V8 & max tow pkg, lifted 4"s & 35" tires.
Seen a F150 Crew Cab 4x4 with the 3.5 turbo V6 towing a 38 Scarab last year. Driver said other than adding more brake to the trailer it did fine.
With your new F350 its overkill right now, but you are ready for anything that you decide to get! Lifting it wouldn't hurt you at all now & probably later either!
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Old 04-15-2019, 02:25 PM
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If you ever plan on pulling a 5th wheel/gooseneck trailer leave it alone...you will play hell trying to get the trailer setup for a lifted truck...ask me how I know lol

If it's a daily I would just level it with 35's...just my opinion but I like lowered duallys better than lifted ones but that's just a personal preference so take my opinion with a grain of salt lol
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Old 04-16-2019, 09:12 PM
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Originally Posted by BBYSTWY View Post
If you ever plan on pulling a 5th wheel/gooseneck trailer leave it alone...you will play hell trying to get the trailer setup for a lifted truck...ask me how I know lol

If it's a daily I would just level it with 35's...just my opinion but I like lowered duallys better than lifted ones but that's just a personal preference so take my opinion with a grain of salt lol
LOL Yeah I use to be all about some bagged in the dirt duallys. Still like them. Just not practical for roaming around the hunting property LOL.
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Old 04-16-2019, 09:42 PM
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Seriously depends on HOW you lift it. Not all lifts are created equal. If its a lift designed for towing, thats one thing, if its a lift designed to increase whee travel and go offroad, thats an entirely different beast.
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I have a 2019 F350 with a 4" 4 link kit, 37X13.50x22 wheels and tires. I tow 38 Topgun, skidsteers, and mini excavators without any issues
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Whatever you do when you lift it don't use a aluminum drop draw bar. When having my boat transported upon purchase the transporter said he has seen many of them snap.
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I have a Bulletproof Hitch and it is the strongest hitch I have ever seen! I just added the new frame support bars and there is ZERO hitch movement at all!!


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Old 06-07-2019, 11:08 AM
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My current truck is a Ram 5500 mega cab long bed (conversion) lifted 6" on 37" tires. Here is a picture of it towing our 36' Yellowfin. In this picture the truck was lifted 8", but it has since been changed to 6" to make it look right.


Here is my last truck towing our 39 Cigarette. The truck was a 2008 F-450 crew cab long bed lifted 8" on 37" tires. The truck build was posted here on OSO.



If you want a gooseneck trailer, it just needs to be built to fit the truck. Most companies will add height to the neck of the trailer at a minimum cost. The beautiful part is that the added height in the neck of the trailer means that you can walk under it without bending over and, with an adjustable coupler, you can still use it with a factory height truck. Here is my 28' PJ gooseneck with 8" of height added to the neck. I use it to haul everything from farm equipment to our rock buggy.





Bottom line is that if you want to lift your truck, do it. It can still tow well when needed and you will have the look you want when you are using it for a daily driver. Hey, no matter what you decide to do, as long as you like it, that's all that matters!

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