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post #1 of 22 Old 04-07-2013, 07:19 PM Thread Starter
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Got a boat, pulling it with 5.2 33s

I have the 5.2 249 t case 33s 3.73 gears I don't think the trailer has brakes. It's a 17 footer 4 cyl.
Bow rider.

The trans lines go to the radiator

Is there anything I have to do?

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post #2 of 22 Old 04-07-2013, 07:40 PM
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I would get a aux rad cooler if you don't have one. Put a pillow behind your head and try not to tail gate.
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post #3 of 22 Old 04-07-2013, 07:42 PM
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Make sure the trailer has brakes and you have a controller, if it doesn't have brakes, get a new one.
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post #4 of 22 Old 04-07-2013, 07:47 PM
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get a trailer with brakes

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post #5 of 22 Old 04-07-2013, 08:33 PM
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Is there anything I have to do?

Give me that front bumper
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Give me that front bumper
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post #8 of 22 Old 04-08-2013, 04:36 AM Thread Starter
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What if the highest distance pulling it will be 10 miles ? Max 35 mph

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post #9 of 22 Old 04-08-2013, 06:08 AM
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That boat is fine to pull with your ZJ.
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post #10 of 22 Old 04-08-2013, 06:24 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks techno. It's all down hill to the state park then just like 1/2 mile of hill to go back up it

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post #11 of 22 Old 04-08-2013, 08:58 AM
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If you need to stop suddenly during that trip, you will wish the trailer had brakes

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post #12 of 22 Old 04-08-2013, 09:36 AM
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you can add electric brakes to a trailer......... at least up here you can.


gonna be a dawg with 33s and an anchor/boat behind your ZJ.

i'd not tow it with OD on; just leave it off and keep it at a comfortable speed. its not a race.

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post #13 of 22 Old 04-08-2013, 10:42 AM Thread Starter
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So have the light ON ?

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So have the light ON ?
Yes, the overdrive is weak and can get burned out easily. Light on means O.D. is off. That light is also the transmission overheat warning light. When the transmission gets too hot it automatically turns off the O.D. until it cools off so you won't know if it's getting too hot or not but since it's downhill you should be more worried about the brakes. I overheated my trans going uphill and I had the O.D. off. The white smoke from the ATF-4 spewing out let me know something was wrong.
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post #15 of 22 Old 04-08-2013, 11:22 AM
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We used to pull a 21 foot Sea Ray behind a ZJ. pulled her just fine even on longer trips. The trailer did have hydraulic brakes though, but also a much heavier boat. Going down hill may be tough on your brakes though.
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