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jonblarc7 11-25-2013 12:49 PM

Lifted truck drop hitch size
I just got a 07.5 duramax with 37" tire and maxed out 6" lift. I just sold the tire and now I'm going to run 35" and de-crank the lift to about a 4.5" lift and 3" blocks in the back. Do you think I could get away with a B&W 5" drop hitch.


rugbyballa3 11-25-2013 1:03 PM

yeah its a chevy the ride low to begin with. i know my f350 8" lift on 37s take a 10" and it still isnt enough

Fourspeednup 11-25-2013 3:15 PM

I'd guess 6" drop would be the ticket but every trailer is different. Check out these Diversitech adjustable hitches. I took a close look at them a few weeks ago at SEMA. The self locking hitch is badass, no more pins and it's got anti rattle, spring loaded balls. I don't know about you but loose hitches drive me nuts.


steveo142 11-27-2013 5:19 PM

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I have a 2004 duramax with a 6" RCD lift running 35's. To tow the boat level I use an 8" drop.

steveo142 11-27-2013 5:21 PM

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jamespjackson95 11-27-2013 5:57 PM

I have a 2001 silverado, 6" suspension, 3" body with 35s. I only have a 6" drop and haven't had a problem in 3 years.

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Shawn 11-27-2013 7:27 PM

Most standard trailers these days are designed to travel level when the ball is 18" off the ground to the top of the ball. Take a known drop hitch...say a 2"...put it on your truck, measure from the ground to the top of the ball, subtract 18" and that will tell you how much more of a drop you need.

I also factor in the drop in suspension when the weight of the boat is on the hitch to maintain that 18" height.

steveo142 11-27-2013 10:11 PM

I was always told from the dealer, 19" to the top of the ball. So yeah, 18-19" should get you there...

phathom 11-28-2013 2:42 AM

Measuring tape?

WheelerWake 12-01-2013 7:18 AM

It's important to get the trailer level to allow the surge brakes to function correctly.

bass10after 01-29-2014 6:23 PM

hey blair what drop did you end up going with on your hitch?... I need a hitch for now but want to be sure it will accommodate a lift down the road.

jonblarc7 01-30-2014 7:16 AM

I went with the B&W drop hitch it adjustable 5" down and 5-1/2" rise. I love it and if you look around you can find it for about 165.00

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