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Ball towing bad with a body lift?possible?

Am i even able to do it? Is it bad? Dont know if it will pull my bumper off or what, not too sure what all the body lift has effected. I dont have a ball on my truck, and i cant get a tow hitch for my truck now since i got dual exhaust. i have a 3'' body lift on it, and want to be prepared for towing. Maybe i am able to get the tow hitch, i dunno. heres a pic:

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definitely not. its bad when stock. but with the brackets used with the body lift it will be damn near pathetic. Get your exhaust redone if you must and invest in a real hitch.
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YOU NEED to have a hitch. no bumper pulling
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Haha. No do not do it. Just buy a hitch. People sell them up here for $50.
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ive seen similar ones like these, but i have no clue where it goes, and these below wont fit anymore because of my exhaust i believe. im not going to pay to redo it either, i like my dual. whats the difference between the 2 anyways?

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The first one, is just like putting a ball on your bumper. No gain in anything. Still pulling from your bumper. Only way to do it is to buy a hitch that bolts to your frame. Sorry.
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The top one bolts to the bumper
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get you the top one and weld it.
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you could get the top one and make brackets that bolt to the frame and not interfer with your exhaust maybe
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hm....id probably have to remove the spare tire then huh?
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more than likely yes.
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bed mounted spare ftw!
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oh well, according to my brother my spare would be useless since i have 31s now. dont know my stock size of the tire underneath, but said if i did use it, it would **** some **** up with it being unbalanced and all
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i have used my 29" spare a few times when i have 31" tires of course i have an open rear and i only used it to drive to the tire shop to get a new tire. was it good on stuff? no. did it cause anything to break at that time? no
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get you the top one and weld it.
you clearly didnt read this thread. DONT GET THE TOP ONE AND BOLT IT TO YOUR BUMPER.


buy a real hitch. like everyone said above
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i haven't had my spare on the truck for like a year. AAA ftw lol. I do have a full size spare but don't have a wheel for it yet. Just get a real trailer hitch if you want to tow something. (2nd picture u posted) the other stuff is stupid.
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son. i believe WELDING it to the FRAME is different than BOLTING it to the BUMPER.
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what if i did both? haha
tbh i dont think i can use the big one since my exhaust, and i am not changing it.
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now to another thing, if i do/when i do decide to do all this, what do you guys think of this?


i mean, i dont really want to mount it anywhere else because, then whats the point of having a bed? thats the way i see it, so right there its not in the way for future load ins and all. and if it is, well i can take it off and be easy and all instead of a rack in the middle....going to be getting a full size instead of whats under my truck(stock tire before i got 31s, dont know size).so what would you do? mount the tire, or leave it at home and if i do ever run into a flat or something, have someone bring it?
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now to another thing, if i do/when i do decide to do all this, what do you guys think of this?

i mean, i dont really want to mount it anywhere else because, then whats the point of having a bed? thats the way i see it, so right there its not in the way for future load ins and all. and if it is, well i can take it off and be easy and all instead of a rack in the middle....going to be getting a full size instead of whats under my truck(stock tire before i got 31s, dont know size).so what would you do? mount the tire, or leave it at home and if i do ever run into a flat or something, have someone bring it?
I would leave it at home when you are just around town. When you take a trip or offroad I'd throw it in the bed.
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if you did it like that i would put it on the passenger side so it wouldnt be int the way of getting in the bed rom thr drivers side.
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what shop did you go to do your exhaust? I went to dyer muffler for a quote just didnt like their shop.
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i went to a place on alameda/yarbrough area called lenchos. brothers knows the exhaust guy there and got me my setup done for 200 bucks. imo he did a good job
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ah ok . I had my hitch off for like two days and was gonna pm u if you wanted it but then i had to pull a uhaul for my bud so i put it back on lol

what muffler you go with? i'll give you 200 and let you take my truck over there
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get one of these, don't need to remove your exhaust or spare

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