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Unread 02-19-2013, 01:35 PM   #16
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And does it have brakes on it? Not that id need them going just 8 miles

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Unread 02-19-2013, 03:19 PM   #17
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And does it have brakes on it? Not that id need them going just 8 miles
No brakes, its all vehicle slowing down my rig. Your all good man, get that trans am goin. What year is it? (Trans am)
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Unread 02-19-2013, 10:04 PM   #18
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Alright. Its a 1997 with the last LT1 put in a Fbody. Auto tho wish i could do a manual swap but gotta big college bill coming but hopefully by june will get some mods for it and the jeep
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Unread 02-20-2013, 06:53 AM   #19
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Nice, ya I've had a few LT1 camaros. The maroon camaro in my trailer pic is my new baby. It was actually a V6 but I did the complete LT1 swap. Lol, never again will I do a project like that!
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Unread 02-20-2013, 08:27 PM   #20
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Alright cool. Any mods you got in that Z28? Dont you love working on F-bodys too or no? lol i love doing spark plugs!
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Unread 02-25-2013, 09:47 PM   #21
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tow it and dont worry about it. i towed a 1969 pontiac grand prix on a uhaul car trailer (6000lbs total) with my 95 ZJ 5.2. pulled it like nothing, didnt sway around on the highway, just leave enough distance for stopping, and if you ever plan on towing more, it would be a good idea to install a trans temp gauge.
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Unread 02-26-2013, 05:48 AM   #22
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Yaa hopefully this is a one time thing!!

Was already thinking about adding trans temp guage too

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Unread 03-06-2013, 04:04 PM   #23
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The main things are trailer brakes MUST work or you will have a hard time stopping, and you have to make sure the load is balanced (10% on the tongue). When I first got our boat 11 years ago, the trainer didnt have brakes. The boat+trailer=3800 lbs or so. I could barely stop it with ZJ brakes in good shape. I rebuilt that trailer with a new axle+surge drum brakes and had no trouble stopping it. I towed a 12'x6' U-Haul open trailer with surge brakes (light load, prob 2,000 lbs) and I didn't even feel it back there.
Air bags in the rear coils really help with the tongue weight.

I towed a cargo trailer fully loaded, no brakes (3000 lbs) with my WK and no problem stopping, WK brakes much better when towing.
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