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blt2ski

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Posted: 07/17/19 10:46pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

A leveling kit could be a drop of RA too. Then loaded, rear squats more in either case, pulling more weight off of FA.
Grits swag of 3' of distance to hitch from RA, is probably off by 1 if not 2'. I've usually measured 5' or so in my GM trucks.
Any way, as noted, a few variables that effect Handling have not been mentioned. Hard to say what the whole issue is.
Co you kcal through front end alignment into issue, depending on leveling kit, bad shocks, axle alignment on trailer......

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"The trouble is that you and I are coming at this from different perspectives. You have a 3/4 ton truck, I have a 1/2 ton. Different capabilities and different towing experiences. And you said it yourself, there is a lot of missing info the OP has not provided.

And just why would you need a hitch for a TC?"

I have or have had every flavor of pickup truck out there. 1/2 and 3/4 both sitting in the driveway every night currently. The 1/2 does waaay more towing then the 3/4, currently.
I do actually use a hitch behind the TC....to tow stuff...
It's hard to explain where a guy is coming from on the interwebs, but I've been hooking and pulling trailers behind class 2 to 7 trucks since about 15 years old (never drove semi, much, few dump trucks here n there, but not a truck driver). 100s of different trucks and somewhat equal number of trailers from "normal" to "get my picture on rvnet for towing that stupid bid load with that little truck."

Yes my hypothetical numbers may not match the OP's situation, but The principles are the same though and that trailer don't take THAT much weight off the front of the truck.
Like BenK and others said, there are other considerations and dynamic loading that increase or decrease weight transfer.

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Posted: 07/18/19 02:27pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

No T bars on a newer GM.
Leveling kit is generally front only to LEVEL the trucks stance.
Ben 2" LIFT would be front and rear. But it's just terminology.
Just a typical 2" spring bucket leveling kit doesn't affect handling much, at least in the Chevy/Ford/Dodges I've driven with them.

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There is a sticky on setting up WDH. Get your weights, then go through it step by step. Some steps will be repeated.

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