Boat towing on 35's ??

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kevensjase

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Hi, so I'm looking to buy a 2004 Ram, the one that I'm serious about comes on 35's with a rough country lift. I can't remember if it's 3 or 4"'s. So my boat/ trailer weighs approx 5300lbs. I only need to haul it 12 min twice per year. That said, my main concisely pulling it up out of the water at the 45° angle on those tow reducing tires. Is this a sure bet for breaking drivetrain parts? Or is it pretty safe? Thanks
 
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The second part of your answer is more reassuring than the first ;) any others with actual similar set ups and advice or comments? I'd appreciate a few to convince me ( thanks Sandman)
 
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Make certain you wear your floatys . Put it in 4 wheel low to reduce stress on everything. You will be fine. Take pics if you sink it .JK.
 

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You didn't mention whether it had 4WD or not, but assuming it does and it's a 1500 just do like DAW14 suggested--4WD low range and you'll be fine. I've done much worse than that with the same vintage 1500 and nothing ever broke or even acted up.
 

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Not the same but I pulled my fathers boat up the ramp just fine. Put it in 4hi to pull up the ramp. Mine has (3.92) towing gears though and the newer 8 speed transmission. 4low would be your best friend. If it does not have 4wd I would buy a different truck.
 

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Using 4 Low will work to help pull the boat up the ramp just don't turn the steering wheel to hard.
There's a 2WD Low unlock module available for the Gen4 trucks, haven't seen anything for the Gen3. (module engages transfer case low range but doesn't lock in the front wheels).
 
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