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Old 07-18-2013, 03:09 PM   #1
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Greetings Jayco Owners,
I just purchased a 99 Eagle 8. Great shape, but it is mighty pitched behind my TV, a 2012 JKU. Ordered the Dexter 2 5/8" lift for the Type 9 Torsion axle and curious if anyone would know if I can also increase the tire size without modification to the PUP to improve towing safety and ground clearance. Any help would be appreciated. New to PUPs

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Old 07-19-2013, 06:38 PM   #2
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Not an easy question to answer. Normally, more clearance with a lift allows bigger tires, but - Different tire size depends on your wheels, and different wheels depends on your axle. etc. People who do this generally do a lot of measuring and guessing along with some trial and error.

The easiest way to level the trailer while towing is to use a longer drop hitch. You want to tow the trailer level or just a bit nose down. Nose up is a recipe for sway.
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