Being that I have a 2" BB lift with 31s, what receiver will I need to make the trailer level?
Would I need a standard receiver with the 2" drop, or should I go with a receiver with a 3.25" drop?
You just have to measure it and get the right ball mount. It has to be level, so put a few guys on the back of your rigand get your yardstick out. they make ball mounts from flat to 10" or so. remember, drop is not the same as lift. When you turn them upside down they measure different so pay attention.
03 Rubicon; 99 xj with too much stuff to list; Unimog 406 (gone)
I had an 01 grand with the 4.0. It was horrid for towing. The power sucked but that you can get used to. The issue was it was that the trailer pushed the grand around. My camper was only about 3k. I had to get rid of it after about a year. I have a 04 4Runner with a 4.0 V6 and there is no comparison. The 4Runner would get about 13 mpg, the jeep got about 9 mpg. The difference in power was night and day. The 4Runner handles so much better.
Maybe a weight distributing hitch or sway bar would help, maybe even airbags but stock or the most part it towed worse than my TJ.
Maybe it is the lack of a frame under the grand?
You want the 7 pin harness, if the trailer has electric brakes. You can get them from about any parts store. If yours is like my 01 you will pull out the panel inside the jeep on the driver side in the rear cargo area and it will tie in there. It isn't that difficult. I did take the jeep to the dealer (had the best rate in town) to install the brake controller.
01 TJ, 34 Super Swaper 34x10.5 bias, Winch, locked, belly up, some armor.