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Posted: 11/22/22 06:33pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

How much larger than the stock size are the tires?

If the axles were not re-geared to make up for the taller tires the towing capacity will be reduced. Wider tires also have more rolling resistance.

Honestly I wouldn't tow anything over 20' or over 8K with it.


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Posted: 11/23/22 11:53am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

RetiredRealtorRick wrote:

NamMedevac 70 wrote:

lower the truck and all is good.


Best suggestion yet.

It still baffles me why anyone would purposely drastically raise the center of gravity of a vehicle, making the likelihood of it flipping during an evasive maneuver so much greater than a stock vehicle, endangering not only the occupants of the vehicle, but others around you. But if ya gotta look cool, ya gotta look cool (I guess).


I'll tell you why. The Stock suspension and tires on the 07 were a joke for any minor off road travel. I don't know about you, but if I want to do hi G Evasive maneuvers, I will do them with my Sand Rail or my ZX12, or a sports car, not an 8,600 LB Truck.


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JIMNLIN wrote:

HTElectrical wrote:

I can not believe all of the nonsense on this post. I have a 2007 2500hd Duramax with a 7" to 9" Cognito lift, and Deaver springs. I tow a 28'6" Vortex trailer that weighs in at 12780 lbs, and a tongue weight of 1340lbs, resting on an Equalizer hitch with 1,400 lb bars. Been towing for 11 years and it is rock solid even in the wind.

Does your 2500 GM product have rear coil springs ??

Those rear coil springs open up a whole different game played with suspension lifts or body lifts on rear coil suspensions.

Best advice for a rookie with a lifted truck that nothing is known about the lift (body or suspension/play or work lifts) who say weights and specs are new needs to find out what type of lift and the lift mfg specs say.....especially a truck with rear coils.


No, that is why I stated I have Deaver Springs on the Rear. Real leaf springs, no lifting blocks. Bilsteen 5100 shocks, HD heim Joint Tie-Rods.

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HTElectrical wrote:



I'll tell you why. The Stock suspension and tires on the 07 were a joke for any minor off road travel.


I can understand what you say here. But just like most pickups never put anything in the bed that would not fit in the trunk of a car, I would bet most of the lifted trucks never go anyplace where the stock truck would have issues.


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I don't know about you, but if I want to do hi G Evasive maneuvers, I will do them with my Sand Rail or my ZX12, or a sports car, not an 8,600 LB Truck.


Over the decades of driving I understand something you appear to overlook; You wanting to do evasive maneuvers may not mean snot when for example, somebody steals your following distance, then they don't have any. Somebody cuts me off, I don't yank the horn or wave my pistol out the window. I may stress the handling limits in effort not to impact.

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Posted: 11/24/22 04:18am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

HTElectrical wrote:

RetiredRealtorRick wrote:

NamMedevac 70 wrote:

lower the truck and all is good.


Best suggestion yet.

It still baffles me why anyone would purposely drastically raise the center of gravity of a vehicle, making the likelihood of it flipping during an evasive maneuver so much greater than a stock vehicle, endangering not only the occupants of the vehicle, but others around you. But if ya gotta look cool, ya gotta look cool (I guess).


I'll tell you why. The Stock suspension and tires on the 07 were a joke for any minor off road travel. I don't know about you, but if I want to do hi G Evasive maneuvers, I will do them with my Sand Rail or my ZX12, or a sports car, not an 8,600 LB Truck.


I was obviously speaking of an emergency evasive maneuver, not a sporting event. I thought that part was pretty clear.


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Posted: 11/24/22 05:51am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

HTElectrical wrote:

JIMNLIN wrote:

HTElectrical wrote:

I can not believe all of the nonsense on this post. I have a 2007 2500hd Duramax with a 7" to 9" Cognito lift, and Deaver springs. I tow a 28'6" Vortex trailer that weighs in at 12780 lbs, and a tongue weight of 1340lbs, resting on an Equalizer hitch with 1,400 lb bars. Been towing for 11 years and it is rock solid even in the wind.

Does your 2500 GM product have rear coil springs ??

Those rear coil springs open up a whole different game played with suspension lifts or body lifts on rear coil suspensions.

Best advice for a rookie with a lifted truck that nothing is known about the lift (body or suspension/play or work lifts) who say weights and specs are new needs to find out what type of lift and the lift mfg specs say.....especially a truck with rear coils.


No, that is why I stated I have Deaver Springs on the Rear. Real leaf springs, no lifting blocks. Bilsteen 5100 shocks, HD heim Joint Tie-Rods.

Your still Irrelevant to the OP coil spring truck lift that we/he/you don't know if its a body lift/suspension lift/brand of lift/home mod lift/show or go lift/suspension blocks/etc.

Having been in the towing business with LDT's and non rv trailers new entrant operators starting with lifted trucks don't stay lifted long.


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Another thing Bigger tires will change rhe effective axel ratio. Thereby lowering towing capacity.
I have driven a lifted truck, not mine, once. Did not feel the truck was stable.

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