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Unread 07-26-2011, 07:44 AM   #1
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regear for towing?

I have a 23' boat (no trailer brakes) and I'm putting a 4.5" lift on my '94 zj. I plan on running 33s. Should I regear? Is it crazy to tow something like that with the new rig? Still got drums on the back. I just replaced the brakes all around though. I'm no speed demon.............not when I'm towing anyway.

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Unread 07-26-2011, 08:00 AM   #2
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regear AND get brakes on that trailer. stopping with no load behind it is marginal on stock brakes with tires that big.
'97 zj 5.2, some stuff, some other suff, and some things that even work sometimes.

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Unread 07-26-2011, 08:01 AM   #3
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Originally Posted by 1Dirtymudder View Post
Is it crazy to tow something like that?
Yes. Crazy would be in the ballpark. Definitely need trailer brakes and a regear. You will find out right away once you put the 33's on. Do a few hard stops & you'll see.

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