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Lowered towing/hauling

Discussion in 'Towing & Trailer Tech' started by 08_rado_rocker, Oct 1, 2013.

  1. Conlan Rose

    Conlan Rose Active Member 2 Years 1000 Posts

    You should upgrade the alternator but u need to find one built for the electrical system. Also LEDs use less power so don"t worry about their draw. Most draw close to nothing.
  2. 08_rado_rocker

    08_rado_rocker Member 2 Years 500 Posts

    I know they'll pull less to an extent, and the LEDs aren't really my main concern (as they wont be wired into the auxiliary wire of the 7 pin anyhow), more curious about the portion discussing the deep cycle battery and running a cable to the back of the truck for charging and providing extra amperage during use. I just haven't ever seen anyone do it before haha.

    Everything is starting to arrive, so hopefully I will have some downtime at work or a day off to start building an auxiliary lighting and winch power system. Seems like I should do a write-up on it (assuming I don't burn my truck to the ground):rofl:
  3. 08_rado_rocker

    08_rado_rocker Member 2 Years 500 Posts

    Got my hidden hitch installed today, installation took all of 10 minutes by my lonesome including stopping to take pictures.
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    Electric impact for ease of installation...
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    Ramp the truck (sometimes I wonder if lowering him was worth it lol)
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    Before installation of the hitch...
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    Locate the existing holes in the frame rail (my truck had a tow package from the factory that I removed to install the roll pan, so the holes were easy to spot)
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    Insert bolts and large washers (included with hitch) into the existing holes from the top.
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    Laying width ways of the truck, use your knees to hold up the side opposite your head (obviously :rofl:), push up the other and hand tighten one of the included lock nut/washer to hold the unit, allowing you to repeat the process on the opposite side of the truck.
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    Place ratchet with 3/4 socket on top side and zip the nut up with impact!
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    Ensure that the hitch is centered on the frame rails, torque the nuts to 75 lb/ft.. DONE!
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    There are several companies that have license plate "flip kits". I bought this one on ebay for $11, shipped free, received it two days after purchase.
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    I got called out in the middle of installing the receiver, so I will be installing the 7/4 pole combination plug and proportional brake controller (from etrailer.com) when I get another chance. After that, the air bags will be next, and then my auxiliary wiring/charging system setup I'm designing!

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