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Unread 05-14-2012, 04:38 PM   #16
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@ sebian- turn off the OD? is that possible with a 96 ZJ with 4.0, im new to these but i dont see any button that they usually have to do that, all it has is OD,2,1. thanks


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Unread 05-14-2012, 07:12 PM   #17
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does any one read the owners manual anymore
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Unread 05-14-2012, 07:17 PM   #18
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I think that all the time when I read these threads. sit down read the owners manual and learn a few things
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Unread 05-14-2012, 07:28 PM   #19
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I think that all the time when I read these threads. sit down read the owners manual and learn a few things
Only thing is that the owners manuals were for a new Jeep. I wouldn't put my 200k Jeep up to a 5000 lbs trailer. Personally.
But yet reading would help a lot.
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Unread 05-15-2012, 07:01 AM   #20
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I occasionally pull a double horse trailer (around 3,700 lbs) with my 4L. Steady as a rock, but just adequate power. Keeps up with traffic most of the time.

It is approved for 7,700 lbs trailers over here, by the way. Have no idea how those limits are determoden.
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Unread 05-15-2012, 08:06 AM   #21
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A 1/2 ton truck will be a much better option than a ZJ. Factory ZJ brakes can barely stop itself, much less try to stop a trailer that doesn't have brakes. I pulled a small u-haul with my jeep when it was stock, it did OK, and the loaded trailer wasn't more than 1500 lbs. Coil sprung, unibody vehicles were not meant to tow.
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Unread 05-15-2012, 08:55 AM   #22
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I towed my yj with my zj no problems had brake controller and its a 5.9

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But this seemed better to haul up to Pennsylvania last year

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But aslong as your smart keep toung weight down and a level trailer easy throttle and enough braking plus od off and staying under limit youll be fine. Dose put stress on drivetrain so if its already loose expect a possible break but always hope for the best
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Unread 05-15-2012, 10:03 AM   #23
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Talking about towing a trailer !
Check out these cool ideas !!
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Unread 05-15-2012, 03:24 PM   #24
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I've used my ZJ with 4.0L and 2wd to boot to pull a 12 hole dog trailer 3 times so far. The trailer isn't that heavy, about 1200lbs or a bit more and even full of dogs not much more than 1600lbs or so. It also has trailer brakes and it rolls right on down the road and stops without a problem as long as I take the proper precautions.
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Unread 05-15-2012, 04:15 PM   #25
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I used my I6 ZJ to pull a 20' trailer w/ my friend's 94 V8 ZJ out of the woods. Had to drag it through the dirt and sand.

Mind you, I had to be in 4Lo, and wasn't in a big hurry. Once we got out to the road, the trailer's owner used his Dodge 2500 diesel to take the ZJ back to it's home shed... Meanwhile, I treated my ZJ to a tranny and transfer case fluid change.
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Unread 05-15-2012, 04:28 PM   #26
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I used the ZJ a couple of times, since I got it, with my 6X10 trailer, no problems except with the trailer tire.
But I had a spare
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