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Old 09-21-2011, 08:32 AM
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sounds good and good luck.
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so did this work well or what. was it simply just a bolt it up and go or was there lots of fabrication needed. i despretly need a 2500 and i no way can afford it but i have the 5.9l so pleanty power. also wud i be able to pull a gooseneck after the suspension change or wud axles and frame be an issue. please give me everything u have discovered and learned in the process of this becasue i can get leafs and springs all for 10 bucks each . much appreciated
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so did this work well or what. was it simply just a bolt it up and go or was there lots of fabrication needed. i despretly need a 2500 and i no way can afford it but i have the 5.9l so pleanty power. also wud i be able to pull a gooseneck after the suspension change or wud axles and frame be an issue. please give me everything u have discovered and learned in the process of this becasue i can get leafs and springs all for 10 bucks each . much appreciated

yes everything just bolts right up. i managed to fine 2500 leafs that are 2.5" wide but have thinker leafs instead of the 3" wide ones. so i just bolted them right on with all my original hardware. i haven't done my front end stuff yet, but i will update when i get around to doing it. and as for towing a gooseneck i wouldnt be able to tell you. i dont see why you couldnt...
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so did this work well or what. was it simply just a bolt it up and go or was there lots of fabrication needed. i despretly need a 2500 and i no way can afford it but i have the 5.9l so pleanty power. also wud i be able to pull a gooseneck after the suspension change or wud axles and frame be an issue. please give me everything u have discovered and learned in the process of this becasue i can get leafs and springs all for 10 bucks each . much appreciated
It would help handle the weight but you couldn't legally hail anymore then what you can now
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i have a ball in my bed that ive used to pull my buddies broke pos chevy, our weekend race car, and other stupid stuff. i dont have the 2500 suspension, but ive got my bds 5 inch lift and i have no problem towing like that. here in south dakota though... vehicle laws are pretty lax... never heard of anyone getting dinged for exceeding towing limits.
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i have a ball in my bed that ive used to pull my buddies broke pos chevy, our weekend race car, and other stupid stuff. i dont have the 2500 suspension, but ive got my bds 5 inch lift and i have no problem towing like that. here in south dakota though... vehicle laws are pretty lax... never heard of anyone getting dinged for exceeding towing limits.

what are they guna go and weigh your trailer just to give you a ticket? i dont think so... besides, the only reason they say you cant tow more than you gvw is because it would be too hard to stop, so if the trailer has good brakes than i dont see a problem.
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what are they guna go and weigh your trailer just to give you a ticket? i dont think so... besides, the only reason they say you cant tow more than you gvw is because it would be too hard to stop, so if the trailer has good brakes than i dont see a problem.
Well yeah thats called a DOT inspection.... probably wont happen but it can. Plus if your towing across interstate they can make you come into a scale station.
It isnt illegal to actually tow over the GVWR but should you have an accident while your over weight your insurance wont cover you in that situtaion.
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not the most reliable point of view... but near half the time those interstate weigh stations are closed haha.
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Hey how did this swap go for you? i was thinking of doing the same to acomidate for my bigger plow, pics would be nice too
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so how did the swap turn out
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