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Old 04-07-2009, 07:31 PM
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can i tow with no shocks?

my truck has no shocks on the back and it is lifted like 5inches will i be able to tow with it it is a regualr car trailer and im putting just a f250 rolling chassis on it will this snap my leafs?

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Old 04-07-2009, 07:50 PM
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You shouldn't even be driving a lifted truck with no shocks...much less towing anything with it.

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Your shocks are not supporting any weight. They keep the springs from bouncing all over the place..
Put some dang shocks on there or you might bounce off the road.
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Old 04-07-2009, 08:28 PM
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deleted, because apparently some ppl cant handle a truthful and factual response- even though it was just a longer version of weirdbeard's reply good luck!

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tow it
will be fine

shocks just keep the truck from constantly rolling like a boat does on water

that simple

they dont hold weight and they dont help hold weight either

most 1 tons and larger never came with shocks from factory unless they were ordered from an options sheet back in the olden days


not required unless you have so few of them that the suspension will not stop rolling when driving



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Yeah....Good luck....with bad advise like that, he will need luck......

GET SHOCKS
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get shocks for the dang thing, one of my friends decided he was gunna try that in a lifted pickup BAD DEAL!!
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most 1 tons and larger never came with shocks from factory unless they were ordered from an options sheet back in the olden days
Are you f*king nuts? You're comparing a 5-inch lifted modern truck to a Model A that was only capable of 30 mph?

Holy s**t dude. Shocks are an absolute necessity for anything other than backing a project car out of the garage. If its going to be on the road, it needs shocks.
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While I disagree that shocks are not needed, there is a difference in philosophy here.

Fast68 is obviously from the school of spend the absolute least that you can and still get the job done. And that's fine- with most things.

But when it comes to life-threatening situations, this is not the right mind set. Cheap can get someone killed in this case.

Get some shocks.
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While I disagree that shocks are not needed, there is a difference in philosophy here.

Fast68 is obviously from the school of spend the absolute least that you can and still get the job done. And that's fine- with most things.

But when it comes to life-threatening situations, this is not the right mind set. Cheap can get someone killed in this case.

Get some shocks.
i am the KING of cheap. and i DGAF if im driving a model A, sand rail, big rig or a 1 ton trucks....YOU NEED SHOCKS!!
even if they dont work so well you still need em!

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Any more comments about members mental states gets this thread dumped and the armchair psychologist suspended for 2 weeks.

Keep it about shocks, and their many benefits.

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YOU NEED SHOCKS!!
That's why I ended the post w/ "Get some shocks."

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even if they dont work so well
Just having a shock attached to the axle/frame doesn't mean there's any damping going on. If they "don't work so good", replace them.
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Towing a car or truck with out shock absorbers

You may tow a car or truck without shocks if it is a leaf spring set up (eg. Model A Fords eliptical, '57 Ford, etc.). Because leaf springs don't have a coil spring that will pop out and cause fender to tire clearance to disappear. Towing a coil spring set up will need a shock absorber even if it is worn out(not dampening) it will prevent the coils from jumping out. Another suggestion is to have a sign in the rear window that says "CAR IN TOW" and have a charged battery to put on the emergency flashers on. If it is going very far you might want to jump the brake light switch to keep them on. Better yet is to have a follow car to warn the traffic behind you. Good Luck
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A coil spring car being towed without shocks isn't going to have the coils "popping out". Also note it's on a trailer.

The discussion as I read it is the towing vehicle with no shocks in the rear. I can't imagine driving down the road without shocks let alone in a lifted truck.
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A coil spring car being towed without shocks isn't going to have the coils "popping out". Also note it's on a trailer.

The discussion as I read it is the towing vehicle with no shocks in the rear. I can't imagine driving down the road without shocks let alone in a lifted truck.
As one who tows with an older trailer and as one who takes the occasional chance, I would not do it. I noticed an immediate need for new shocks after being loaded a couple months back. At 65 mph, I hit a couple smaller skiffs of blown snow over the roadway (came upon them before I knew it-- Totally took me by surprise). Just those little skiffs was enough to "upset the apple cart" real quick. I nearly ate the ditch on BOTH sides. It felt like trailer sway, but it was the truck entirely. Scared me, and my two buddy's who were along for the drive. FYI, I did get the poop stains out of the seats.....


In a while, Chet.
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