It holds it own pretty well. I really wanted a roof rack with a basket that I could store stuff like my Highlift Jack, chain saw, gas can, and other things that I want to have easy access to if I am out off-roading and have a truck bed full of camping gear. The front end suspensions share similar looking parts on the 7700 and standard 150. First things first, I had to have my tunes! It's definitely helpful to see how other people set up their rigs. I tow a 21 foot toy hauler trailer about 8000lbs. Ive owned it now about 9 months and have had no problems. And that's when I knew that this wasn't going to be some show room pavement pounder, and that I needed to step up my game without breaking the bank.
And the bumpers are only sub par in comparison to what is offered for lots of the newer trucks. Oh, and do not forget the Stupid 7 lug pattern. Needles to say it was an expensive repair I would like to avoid again in the future. What brand lift kit do you have on yours? The hardware that they include was easy to install but was also utter crap! That rack over canopy thing is something that I too have been trying to come up with a solution for, but mine having the hightened portion makes it more difficult to work with. If you go to th introductions, you can see mine with Eagle 58's, 17x8. Does it have a bigger transmission, rear end, etc. So I couldn't just mosey on down to the local tire and wheel shop and try out different styles and sizes, which made finding wheels much more difficult.
I wanted something that wouldn't stick out from the side of the truck so much. Not many companies make off-road goodies for these body style pickup trucks beside lift kits and bumpers. I really wanted a winch, but I needed a solid spot to mount it on. But, I eventually figured it's out. I didn't have much help from the online department. The hard part was making the amp and Sub fit in my truck. You have larger brakes, a larger radiator, tranny cooler, power steering cooler.
The rear axle is the same. . And the Rough Country ones use enlongated hubs and other brackets to lift the front, which I like, but then they use blocks in the rear. I have 4 wheels from my F250. There also not much out there online to scavenge up good ideas from. Do you know what your gearing your diffs have? Most of them look stupid unfortunately.
Mine is a regular-cab instead of an extended-cab, but I'm not sure if that makes a difference. This the rack mounted on my truck with a few other additional items bolted to it. They are the original ones off my truck. There was a few other options that I forget. I have the same year of truck and there is a company in California called Alba wheels and they will drill your wheels for you I had to order them myself through discount tire buisness but this is the only company that I know of that will fit your truck.
But the front hardware looks like rubbish. It's mostly all from experimentation. Definitely feeling the loss of gas mileage and power. I finally decided to go with the 40404 Smittybilt Defender Rack for the cab of my truck. Perhaps the earlier years didn't use the heavier transmission. The E40D tranny is the same. But I obviously need some sort of a lift, and gearing upgrade before I can even attempt that.
I am posting these pics of my door jamb sticker as proof. Mine is stock gearing 3. It is really a Beaffed up F150. So after replacing these over and over again, just to have them tear out and have my rack flopping around, I decided to mount it correctly using nuts, bolts, fender washers, and lock washers, along with some polyurethane to keep anything from leaking. If anyone can help with the info it would be deeply apperciated. So, I may be wrong.
A 110 mph with a double axle trailer behind it is alright in my book. Yes, you do have the 7 lug pattern. I've towed bigger and heavier with mine. It's been a few months since a looked at them. But I hated the stock wheels and wanted something a little bigger.