No I mean add the springs and shocks from a standard 2500 2 inch lift to pw to increase the pay load a 2 inch lift is not that much higher than the standard 2500 it would increase your centre of gravity but not a whole bunch but you should gain more payload the parts should all work. I think the only difference is in the spring rates/ coil wire diameter. I’m not sure how much payload you would lose with the lift.anybody running a 2 inch lift on a standard 2500 could you in lighten us on how much pay load you lose with a lift if any
Theoretically swapping regular 2500 springs, shocks, and E rated tires to a PW should increase the payload and trailer capacities. Then some spring spacers to raise it back up slightly to get the lift height. This has basically been discussed and debated dozens of times over the years on this forum. The Payload Police will jump on here and say none of this changes the official factory ratings and any potential legal aspect of overloading the truck, and technically they are correct. However I've never seen anybody provide any good real world experience with the truck exploding, killing a bus full of nuns, and then the driver spending a life sentence in jail because they were slightly overloaded. Sure, under certain circumstances you could be denied insurance coverage if they prove you caused an accident because of blatant disregard for towing capacities and driving conditions....but would like to hear about some real examples. Think about it.......you run a stop sign and cause an accident your insurance still covers it, right? Running a stop sign is "illegal" and not what you are supposed to do, but insurance still covers it. Even if you run your car off the road and wreck it, and get cited with failure to control...insurance still covers it as an accident. So if you are towing a trailer that is over weight and have an accident insurance will automatically deny it? Will they say you should know the difference between a 10,100 lb. trailer and a 10,500 lb. trailer just by looking at it? Can they prove that you intentionally pulled too heavy of a trailer, and can they prove that the trailer weight was 100% the cause of the accident? I'm not talking about pulling a 30,000 lb. piece of construction equipment here that is blatantly overloading the truck, but rather pulling a camper that is a little bigger than the rating. I will also say that total weight is not the only concern on a trailer as I've seen some really scary smaller loads (improper weight distribution, poor tie down, no trailer brakes) that are well under the truck's capacity. Not saying you should intentionally go out and pull too heavy of the load.....you should get a truck matched to the trailer weight you are pulling.
About the only modification I ever see for people who tow heavier loads with a PW is usually a set of air bags, but a lot of non-PW trucks use air bags also.