How big of a drop hitch should I get?

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  1. reddot

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    May or may not have some towing coming up so I figure its time to invest in a drop hitch. So as a reminder I have a 3in lift and 37s. Thanks for any help!

    This is how I figured it

    New tire size 36.8
    OEM tire size 31.6
    Lift 3

    36.8-31.6+3=8.2 drip hitch needed for oem level?
     
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    Wouldnt you divide the tire difference by 2 cause that's how much rise you got from them??
     
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    Get one of those big adjustable ones. B&M I think makes one up to a 12' drop.
     
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    yeah your right lol forgot about that. guess ill have to do more math ugh. :)

    are these really that trusted? the idea scares me but I cant say its founded in anything.
     
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    new number would be 5.6in drop
     
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    For reference I use a 4" drop hitch and my rear end is at stock height, but hauled a bil-jax boom lift the other day and required a 1" rise above my bumper to haul safely. It really depends on what type of trailer you are hauling.

    That's a 5" difference between 2 trailers


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    Correct Reece!!
     
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    well my buddies cummins has 9inches of lift on 35's and he has a 11" drop hitch...
     
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    I would go with an adjustable one if you can
    My gf trucks uses a 4" drop for her horse trailer and utility trailer but I use a pintle/ball combo on an adjustable plate for the utility trailer and for mixers, splitters etc (most useful style IMO)
     

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