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Towing with lifted truck

Discussion in 'Towing & Hauling' started by Uhhhh...., Dec 1, 2018.

  1. Dec 1, 2018 at 8:00 AM
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    Uhhhh....

    Uhhhh.... [OP] New Member

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    What’s up guys. I have to say - this is a great forum. I’ve read a ton of threads over the past couple months & you guys are very positive and supportive of each other - no nastiness or bickering. That’s awesome. There’s enough of that crap in the word already, it’s nice to see it’s not here.

    I have a ‘16 TT with 7” BDS lift and 37s. It’s fun! I haven’t towed anything with it yet but eventually will. (I’ve only towed light stuff in the past with a Jeep Cherokee I used to have.) With the Tundra, I most likely won’t be towing much more than an 12’ enclosed trailer with camping/hunting equipment for week-long hunting trips. I’m confident I can pull that w/o problems.

    If/when I tow anything big & heavy though, should I be concerned about the truck’s stability because of its height? It’s rock-solid right now. I have no jitters/shaking/leaning/nothing - the BDS lift is SOLID. But not sure what that would look like with a lot of weight behind me.

    I can’t install the TRD swaybar cause of the lift - I’d have to get a fab shop to extend it. Should I do that for towing anything heavy to give the rear more stability?
     
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  2. Dec 1, 2018 at 8:09 AM
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    jeremyd

    jeremyd 2014 Crewmax SR5

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    Lots of people towing with lifted trucks. I'm running a Procomp 6 inch. zero issues.
    IMG_0737.jpg
     
  3. Dec 1, 2018 at 8:13 AM
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    Prostar 190

    Prostar 190 WHITE is the SLOWEST color!!!

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    Yes Sir you can install a rear sway bar you can get the Hellwig one for lifted trucks. I have 6" of lift and installed it on mine and really like it made towing and cornering more stable.
    IMG_20180410_175432938.jpg IMG_20180412_215848963.jpg
     
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  4. Dec 1, 2018 at 8:20 AM
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    Prostar 190

    Prostar 190 WHITE is the SLOWEST color!!!

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    Like Jeremyd said you will be fine I tow with mine all the time.
    IMG_20180704_085509068.jpg IMG_20180722_095513706.jpg
     
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  5. Dec 1, 2018 at 8:21 AM
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    gosolo

    gosolo “The .com stands for communist”, Dale Gribble

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    Glad to have you here and welcome!
    Towing lifted should be fine with the right hitch and a quality Weight distribution system.
     
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  6. Dec 1, 2018 at 8:21 AM
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    jeremyd

    jeremyd 2014 Crewmax SR5

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    Dang man, you made him stop looking at my truck..
     
  7. Dec 1, 2018 at 8:22 AM
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    Prostar 190

    Prostar 190 WHITE is the SLOWEST color!!!

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    Lol wasn't trying to.:oops: Your truck is a damn good looking truck. :thumbsup:
     
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  8. Dec 1, 2018 at 8:24 AM
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    Uhhhh....

    Uhhhh.... [OP] New Member

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    Awesome thanks. I dig the red.
     
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  9. Dec 1, 2018 at 8:26 AM
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    Uhhhh....

    Uhhhh.... [OP] New Member

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    I’ve learned recently about wdh’s. Thanks!
     
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