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post #1 of 21 (permalink) Old 03-03-2008, 08:28 PM Thread Starter
 
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Up or down pulling a 5er?

Still undecided if I will be buying a 2WD or 4WD F150 next year to pull a 5th wheel trailer when I retire. Is lifting a 4WD or lowering a 2WD a bad idea if I plan on pulling a 5er?

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Go 4x4 all the way IMO! It will come handy when you are trying to park or get out of tight parking spots.....and sooo many other situations


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Go 4x4 all the way IMO!
I appreciate the reply but I'm not asking which truck to buy, I'm asking if it's a good idea to mod the suspension of whichever truck I do buy.
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Depends on how much do you want to lift it
or you just want to level it.
Both will be OK with in 2"



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Still undecided if I will be buying a 2WD or 4WD F150 next year to pull a 5th wheel trailer when I retire. Is lifting a 4WD or lowering a 2WD a bad idea if I plan on pulling a 5er?

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i wouldnt suggest lower a 2wd and then putting the weight of a fifth wheel trailer on the back, you might run into some problems down the road when the springs settle and the weight pushes down on the back.


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If you get rear airbags you can lower when not towing and raise when towing for that extra clearence. It's the best of both worlds!
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If you get rear airbags you can lower when not towing and raise when towing for that extra clearence. It's the best of both worlds!
What a great idea




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Thanks for the info, I really like the airbag idea. Anyone know of a site where I can find info on them?
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i agree with tohi2care
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