I pull a 2,000lb trailer all the time with my car and its only got a 2.5l motor in it so I see no reason why the ZJ cant pull this trailer one time.
I don't intend to do all the time. In fact this may be the only time I ever pull something this heavy with it.
I will be adding trans cooler before I tow with it. And yes the auto they put in the ZJ is a POS. I'm looking at an AX15 conversion down the road.
Also plans have changed and it looks like I will be pulling a car dolly with a 3,400lb car on it instead of the 1,500lb or so trailer. So my total load weight went down by close to 1,000lbs.
All in I'm looking at closer to 4K tops now.
Still have not found a hitch, or track bars for it yet that I like. Found some that are not bad, and some that are just crap. And a few that I like but are to expensive. But still looking for something I like that's in my price range. I have about 2 weeks before every thing needs to be ordered so I have it all in time to get it all on the Jeep and ready to go.