Towing with 1995 f150 - Ford F150 Forum - Community of Ford Truck Fans



Towing with 1995 f150

Reply
 
 
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 08-24-2012, 12:52 AM   #1
Junior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Posts: 1
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default Towing with 1995 f150

First post! Quick question about my new to me 1995 f150 2wd 4.9L i6. It's a 5 speed with the Mazda tranny and 3.73 gears. With at 3200 pound load this thing is sagging wayyyy to low for my comfort level. Jerked it around like nothing up my hill but I want to know if this truck usually sags low in the rear or does it need new leaves? Figured I'd asked you guys that pull with these things before I went to the suspension forum.
dclouser0 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-24-2012, 08:39 AM   #2
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Posts: 61
Thanked 6 Times in 4 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by dclouser0 View Post
First post! Quick question about my new to me 1995 f150 2wd 4.9L i6. It's a 5 speed with the Mazda tranny and 3.73 gears. With at 3200 pound load this thing is sagging wayyyy to low for my comfort level. Jerked it around like nothing up my hill but I want to know if this truck usually sags low in the rear or does it need new leaves? Figured I'd asked you guys that pull with these things before I went to the suspension forum.

What kind of trailer?Was the weight distributed?Sounds like too much tongue weight.Can you post a pic of the load?
shanel is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-24-2012, 09:06 AM   #3
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: North Reading Ma
Posts: 352
Thanked 15 Times in 15 Posts
Default

As Shenel posted It depends on your tongue wieght and type of hitch. Generally I find that trailers over 3500 lbs should have a weight distributing hitch. When hauling a 4500 lb TT with the WD hitch my 83 F150 would drop about 2 to 3". My 4500 lb fifth wheeler has a pin weight of 800 lbs but it is directly over the axle and only drops it 1.5" on my 95 F150. Both trucks were equiped with HD rear springs. My 95 4.9 with 3.08s hauls very well, better than the 83 302 with 3.55s
Check your springs and hangers for broken leaves or rust damage.
Good luck and be safe
rikard
rikard is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-24-2012, 11:53 AM   #4
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Posts: 322
Thanked 22 Times in 21 Posts
Default

Getting close to 20 years old. Could be just worn out, if it has been used to haul a lot. Maybe needs a leaf boost, if you find nothing broken or damaged.
humblerb is offline   Reply With Quote
 
 
Reply

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
2005-2006 Ford F150 Truck Power Dual Arm Towing Upgrade Mirror with Black Textured Ca 1ATony Vendor Showcase 27 12-06-2016 10:10 AM
2004 Ford F150 Truck New Body Style Power Heated Turn Signal Upgrade Dual Arm Towing 1ATony Vendor Showcase 12 09-14-2016 02:57 PM
Hey everyone Brandyn193 Introductions 1 09-04-2015 05:06 PM


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 04:08 AM.


Copyright 2006 - 2016 F150Forum.com