post #1 of Old 04-07-2013, 04:26 PM Thread Starter
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94 YJ Towing Capacity

I have a 94 YJ 4.0L inline 6cyl. 2" BDS suspension lift, 31x10.5 tires, 5spd manual tranny and I was wondering if I could pull a loaded car trailer? The trailer weighs 2100lbs empty, has brakes on one axle and I will be putting a 4 cyl car on it (like a sunfire, civic, cavalier etc) The cars are for demolition derby so they wont be the full weight, they would be stripped out. I would be hauling NO MORE then 100KMs. Just wondering if I would be able to make the trip or not?

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post #2 of Old 04-07-2013, 04:50 PM
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Does not sound safe to me.

I would worry more about stopping, than pulling. You will be close to 7500# including the jeep and trailer. No way your brakes are enough for that.

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post #3 of Old 04-07-2013, 04:54 PM Thread Starter
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What about an upgrade to 4 wheel electric brakes on the trailer? I have a bias controller for trailer brakes already, so I can adjust how much they are applied.
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post #4 of Old 04-07-2013, 05:14 PM
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No way. No how, nada...

The tongue weight of a tandem axle trailer with a car properly loaded would far exceed any hitch I have ever seen made for a YJ. And if you move the car back to reduce the tongue weight, you are talking sway city. The trailer will start swaying and might be tough to recover.

Sometimes safety dictates what we want to do. Please do the safe thing and borrow a truck or even rent one.

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post #5 of Old 04-07-2013, 05:25 PM Thread Starter
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Ok, I just couldn't find a straight answer on towing capabilities of these jeeps. Thanks for the input. And it sounds like I will be borrowing my buddies truck. Its not worth my life or other peoples life. That can wait until we are inside the derby ring
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post #6 of Old 04-07-2013, 05:38 PM
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Thanks. I can't believe I actually started to worry about a person on the internet!

I think hitches are rated similar to heavy equipment. They run tests and rate them around 50% of the actual failing point. There is usually some wiggle room. 20-30% even. But not 100 %. That is usually the failure point. That is exactly where you would be. Rolling the dice...

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