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Unread 07-26-2011, 07:44 AM   #1
1Dirtymudder
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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.
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Unread 07-26-2011, 08:01 AM   #3
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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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