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Old 04-09-2012, 12:29 PM   #1
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Default anyone have a lowered tow pig?

my other truck is an 05 silverado. i bought it as a reliable backup vehicle. it's a regular cab short bed lowered 3/3. drop coils in the front and belltech lowered leaf springs in the rear. i bought a fullsize so i can pull my frontier on a trailer if i ever have to.

i wanna lower it another 2" in the back with shackles and/or hangers and a mini notch (don't plan on bagging this one). how will this affect my towing ability? would air shocks help?

post up some pics of your static dropped tow pigs and tell me what's done to them suspension-wise so i can get an idea of what i can do.
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Old 04-09-2012, 01:25 PM   #2
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would you have to lower the trailer too???
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Old 04-09-2012, 02:11 PM   #3
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i'm just gonna get my buddy to make me a raised tow hitch
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yes you can still tow.. i would recommend a set of helper tow bags... makes life so much better.. i have a 97 Chevy 3500 crew cab longbed dually that has a 5/7 drop on it, and i still use tow bags.. im sure they make a kit for yours, and just put a schrader valve in your gas door.. hook up, air up to a level height and your good to go.. and it makes corners much better..
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I want to lower my 2000 Silverado,,but I sometimes pull a fullsize on the trailer. I also want to keep the stock wheels. I only want like a 3/5.
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Hey jcjcsoccerkid i saw your truck parked infront of the restaurant on canal street, thing looks sic man.
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Old 04-10-2012, 04:19 AM   #7
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I've got a 2/3 drop on my titan on 22's with helper bag setup, my buddy has a 2011 gmc with a 4/7 on 26's with helper bags that still pulls great.
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cool so i guess helper bags are the way to go. i'll have to look into getting some once i drop it more

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Old 04-16-2012, 02:29 AM   #9
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my F250 is lowered 3/5 on 20's and it hasnt affected my towing at all.. if anything i think that it feels more stable and controlable i have towed over 10,000 pounds several times with it
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awesome, sounds like i need to get to work then
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