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Chevy 1500 rear leaves. I am running shocks made for a 4x4 F-350 w/ 8" lift. IDK why but those were the only shocks I could find that were the right length. The shocks for a 6" lift 4x4 Ranger I got were way to short (they were only like 1" longer than my stockers ???), so I called Tuff Country and had them look up shocks by dimension. But in reality shocks have no effect on how much weight your truck can handle. They simply dampen the release of energy from the springs to reduce bounce, they dont support any weight.

My truck normally has a little rake to it anyway, I would say it was squatting about 2-3" in the rear. A Bobcat S-130 (w/ no bucket) weights 5,235-lb (2375-kg), and the trailer is a HD homemade beast probably weighs 1200lb.lol

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How well did the truck pull all that weight? I know my truck with an empty 500-600 pound trailer down shifts on every hill on the highway going 70-75. It drives me nuts, the the thing has now power.
 

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It pulled it great. I could still stop on a dime too.(4 wheel disc helps.lol). I have a manual, so I wouldnt know about all that down shifting business.lol (unless of course I am slowing down and I do it myself). Was on the free way doing 65 with no problems.

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Yeh, I have an auto trans that I hate and want to swap in a manual. I will probably do that eventually. Just got to limp my auto hopefully to next fall. The thing is having some serious issues. It completely disengages out of all gears when its cold and I have to rev it to about 3 grand then it kicks back in very hard or shut the truck off and back on again. It also has horrible shift flare in 1-2, and 2-3 shifts.
 

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your truck is awsome plum you should let me know how much it would cost to have some RA's made for my truck, I have the D28 now but I am looking to do the D35 swap soon. also on the skid plate. you do awsome work man.
 

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he said how much in a diff post when u asked him lol u'll have to find that post i think it was 250 bucks plus shipping or something like that but look at the other posts of his and it will tell u
i belive that its in his "i built a set of RA's last night" post
 
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