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Old 05-16-2012, 01:07 PM
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not totally true, for small/mild towing and hauling your right, but for the guys who really work these trucks, with 1500 lbs in the bed or towing 6k or more, the rake is there so when the truck is loaded down it still sits level and still has very positive steering and control. when the truck is level to begin with, and you load it down, it leans back, taking weight off the front of the rig and just all around making it look like a horrible/improperly set up tow vehicle, also has negative effects on steering etc.....so its a mod for some, and not others, one thing ive seen on this forum, is many people have trucks and dont seem to ever put them to work 95% of the time, i supposed that is where this mod comes in handy.
I always figured as well if someone was pushing their towing usage that hard they would have bags/towing aids as well to help keep things level/weight pointing forward


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not totally true, for small/mild towing and hauling your right, but for the guys who really work these trucks, with 1500 lbs in the bed or towing 6k or more, the rake is there so when the truck is loaded down it still sits level and still has very positive steering and control. when the truck is level to begin with, and you load it down, it leans back, taking weight off the front of the rig and just all around making it look like a horrible/improperly set up tow vehicle, also has negative effects on steering etc.....so its a mod for some, and not others, one thing ive seen on this forum, is many people have trucks and dont seem to ever put them to work 95% of the time, i supposed that is where this mod comes in handy.
I have to agree.I loaded some fire wood, not very much and the truck was level. I realize mine is an 06, but seems like same would apply. Rear springs settle with very little weight. Any kind of load and would be nose light, in the air.
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I have to agree.I loaded some fire wood, not very much and the truck was level. I realize mine is an 06, but seems like same would apply. Rear springs settle with very little weight. Any kind of load and would be nose light, in the air.

Your also on Leaf speings instead of coil springs as well.

Ive put some weight in the back of my truck and didnt notice the rear end squat much until I put my loaded tool boxes back there
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