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hitch placement

so I'm getting ready to redo the hitch on my pulling truck. I got a roll pan so I can get the ring as far forward as possible, but to make it all fit and look right I am going to build a new reciever hitch at the same time.
my question is, what is everyones opinion as how and where the new hitch should be bolted on. do I need to bolt the acual reciever hitch as far forward as posible ( centerline of axel per. rules) or is that a waste of time and effort. It seems to me that if the ring is going to be at 26in. high and just behind the tailgate the leverage would be the same no mater where the rest of the hitch is bolted on. or am I looking at it wrong.
has anyone done any testing on this?

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All of the trucks that I have came across in the years all had the hitch further up under the truck as you are thinking, I do believe their is a gain to it, but how much I am not sure. Does the rules state that it has to be in a reciever style hitch? If not build a bad aZZ hitch. If it does I would stay with reciever style located near the back.

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it must be a reciever stile hitch.

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the farther you can mount it forward the more leverage it does have.

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It's not that the short hitch has more leverage if the hitch is back further it will load the back tires harder but it will also try to lift the front of the ground easier that is why you move the hitch closer to the rear end.don't have asmuch everage to try to lift the front.so the front help pull alot more with a short one.

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wheres wayne and his bad hitch?

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wheres wayne and his bad hitch?
I don't know how BAD it is, but I like it.

The backside of the ring is the furthest point on the truck by about 1"-2".

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wayne, how much higher is that than the stock? and what else is different?

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wayne, how much higher is that than the stock? and what else is different?

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By the time you figure the extra weight of the hitch, and minus the bumoer I am sure it equals out ot about the same.

The hitch is moved about as far forward as it can be. It might be moved forward another few inches, but it fit well where it is.

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