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Unread 04-07-2013, 08:19 PM   #1
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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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Unread 04-07-2013, 08:40 PM   #2
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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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Unread 04-07-2013, 08:42 PM   #3
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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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Unread 04-07-2013, 08:47 PM   #4
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get a trailer with brakes
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Unread 04-07-2013, 09:33 PM   #5
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Dude, defeat to 4.56s and your zj will pull so much easier.
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Unread 04-07-2013, 09:38 PM   #6
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Is there anything I have to do?

Give me that front bumper
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Unread 04-07-2013, 10:29 PM   #7
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Give me that front bumper
No kidding!!
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Unread 04-08-2013, 05:36 AM   #8
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What if the highest distance pulling it will be 10 miles ? Max 35 mph
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Unread 04-08-2013, 07:08 AM   #9
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That boat is fine to pull with your ZJ.
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Unread 04-08-2013, 07:24 AM   #10
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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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Unread 04-08-2013, 09:58 AM   #11
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If you need to stop suddenly during that trip, you will wish the trailer had brakes
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Unread 04-08-2013, 10:36 AM   #12
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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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Unread 04-08-2013, 11:42 AM   #13
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So have the light ON ?
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Unread 04-08-2013, 11:46 AM   #14
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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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Unread 04-08-2013, 12:22 PM   #15
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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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