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Old 08-27-2019, 06:22 AM   #1
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Raising the Trailer

I feel I am ok to travel with it now being a little un-level but I would really like to get it leveled out here in the near future. My question is, if the axles are already on the bottom of the leaf springs, does that mean somebody has already flipped them? How can I raise the back of this trailer 2-3" without causing stress to the suspension or making it unstable by moving the center of gravity? Trailer is a 06' Montana with 6,000lb. Dexter axles. BTW I cannot adjust the hitch or pin box as I am already at 5-6" of clearance between the bed rails.
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Old 08-27-2019, 07:09 AM   #2
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Check the hangers, and see if there are lower holes you can bolt the springs into. CRE3000
/SRE4000 is supposed to get you a little extra height. Lippert Correct Track will also get you a couple inches. If you have space, you can do bigger tires for about an inch.
After those, youíre looking at a custom welded subframe lift.
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Are you saying that the axles sit on top of the springs?
Like this?
https://www.google.com/url?sa=i&rct=...66998743352293
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Are you saying that the axles sit on top of the springs?
Like this?
https://www.google.com/url?sa=i&rct=...66998743352293
Axles are below the leaf springs like the photo. I believe that means someone has already done a flip.
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Check the hangers, and see if there are lower holes you can bolt the springs into. CRE3000
/SRE4000 is supposed to get you a little extra height. Lippert Correct Track will also get you a couple inches. If you have space, you can do bigger tires for about an inch.
After those, youíre looking at a custom welded subframe lift.
No there are no holes in the shackles for adjustment. I was REALLY hoping there was, as this would be a easy fix for a couple extra inches. These 4th gen. Ram 2500 & 3500 really sit high causing the trailer to be nose high. Not that I want it to, but even with no air bags the truck doesn't lower more than a couple inches with the trailer hooked up. It's looking like anything I can do to raise the trailer is going to cost me big $$$ cause I likely will not be able to do it without something getting welded.
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No there are no holes in the shackles for adjustment. I was REALLY hoping there was, as this would be a easy fix for a couple extra inches. These 4th gen. Ram 2500 & 3500 really sit high causing the trailer to be nose high. Not that I want it to, but even with no air bags the truck doesn't lower more than a couple inches with the trailer hooked up. It's looking like anything I can do to raise the trailer is going to cost me big $$$ cause I likely will not be able to do it without something getting welded.


I have the same issue. Iím down to the lowest overhang clearance Iím comfortable with, and still a good 4Ē nose high when hitched up. 2200lbs on the pin, and it barely squats. I did the CRE3000 and wet bolt kit just for ride, and got just under an inch. Iím at 13í5Ē to the top now, and donít want to raise it any more.
Iím also looking into custom springs about 2Ē lower with factory or higher capacity.
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I have the same issue. Iím down to the lowest overhang clearance Iím comfortable with, and still a good 4Ē nose high when hitched up. 2200lbs on the pin, and it barely squats. I did the CRE3000 and wet bolt kit just for ride, and got just under an inch. Iím at 13í5Ē to the top now, and donít want to raise it any more.
Iím also looking into custom springs about 2Ē lower with factory or higher capacity.
"Custom Springs" just sounds expensive too!
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Are we talking about a TT of fifth wheel?
TT is simple, get a drop hitch.
Fivers can be more hassle. The best would be to have the axles removed, cut off the hangers, weld on a 2x2 box section. Add new hangers and reinstal the axles. Couple thousand dollars to do it right.
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"Custom Springs" just sounds expensive too!


$750-ish for springs. Another $200-ish for adjustable track bar. Installation 2-4 hours at shop rate if you canít do it yourself. Alignment $100 ish.
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Check out the LCI 'Correct Track' Alignment Kit


It is a bolt on or weld on device that is used to DIY align your trailer axles
Added benefit ....raises trailer 2"


Simple for slight nose high towing issues plus axle get aligned




https://shop.redneck-trailer.com/p-6...it-l87220.aspx
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Check out the LCI 'Correct Track' Alignment Kit


It is a bolt on or weld on device that is used to DIY align your trailer axles
Added benefit ....raises trailer 2"


Simple for slight nose high towing issues plus axle get aligned



https://shop.redneck-trailer.com/p-6...it-l87220.aspx






Old-Biscuit Do you have any idea how much this kit impacts the trailer's shocks?
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Old-Biscuit Do you have any idea how much this kit impacts the trailer's shocks?

NO.......


I raised my trailer via adjustment holes in shackle hangers.
3" increase in height...no adverse effect on my OEM shocks
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I suppose throwing some 2-3" aluminum blocks in between the axle & leaf springs would be a no no?
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