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Recommended Ball Mount for Toyota Tundra with 6 Inch Lift  


my tundra Toyota can tow 11000 lb. What is the rating for ball mount that i need? Also my truck has 6 inch lift kit


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With your Toyota Tundra rated to tow 11,000 lbs, you can get a ball mount that meets or exceeds that weight, but you will also be limited by whatever your trailer hitch receiver is rated for. The lesser of those 3 numbers is what your gross towing capacity will be.

Based on your 6 inch lift, I'd recommend an adjustable ball mount with at least an 8 inch drop. If you have a 2 inch receiver, then I'd suggest the EZ Heavy Duty Adjustable Hitch with Combo Ball, # AM3298. This hitch has a 14000 lb capacity with the 2-5/16 inch ball and 10000 lb capacity with the 2 inch ball.

If you have a 2-1/2 inch receiver, then for the 8 inch drop I'd go with the 180 Hitch 2-Ball Mount with Stainless Balls, # LTB8-25, which has the same specs as listed above for the 2 inch receiver. For the 10 inch drop, I'd recommend the # WS10-25. This has a 8,000 lb capacity with a 2 inch ball and a 18,500 lb capacity with the 2-5/16 inch ball. It is also stainless steel so it will hold up to the elements better.

I have linked a help article on determining the correct ball mount for you so that you can choose a ball mount that will allow you to tow your trailer level. It is important to tow as level as possible in order to maintain a safe driving set-up.

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