2.5" Receiver hitch question...?

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  1. Shizzle

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    Did the truck have blocks already in the rear?
     
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    Looks like aftermarket keys and shock extenders were added, new GM replacements are on the way so I should be back to stock next week, I believe those are the only two modifications that were involved.

    Any suggestions on shocks...?
     
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    Do not put the silver body bilsteins on they ride horrible I do recommend the blue and yellows though.
     
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    I looked at both...good to know.:)
     
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    I fully understand that the overall weight isn't that much. But the PERCENTAGE of the weight that is in front of the wheels on the trailer is certainly a factor at play here.

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    It's my opinion that the tongue weight is excessive for the overall load.

    There isn't much weight behind the rear wheels on the trailer to balance out that 3,000 pound race car - putting the majority of the weight up front.
     
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    Sorry, any car I pulled, it was pulled to the front tone strapped down. My Ram didn't squat pulling a '63 Impala (read boat!), my '05 Tahoe did, but that was expected as it was a1/2 ton.
    My guess would be weak springs or the cranked t-bars making it look goofy.
     
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    It appears that way.

    I towed several loads over about 400 miles one way loaded down with about 8k lbs ea. time, in my 7 x 16 enclosed trailer. My F150 never sagged in the back a bit. I did make sure the weight was distributed so the tongue weight was at a minimal.
     
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    No blocks from the factory, I added 2" blocks to offset cranking the T-bars.

    Make sure you have the t-bar tool to unload the t-bars before removing the keys. It is a potential death trap to remove the keys w/o the proper tool.

    As said, the blue-yellow bilsteins or the rancho 9000 adjustables
     
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    Thanks Mark...
     
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    Jockeyed the funny car body around yesterday so I hooked up my trailer for the first time...as you can see it's certainly better balanced than my buddies trailer but the nose is still in the air due to the leveling kit...which is coming off today and returned to stock...along with a set of Bilstein 4600 shocks all-around.
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