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post #22111 of 44848 Old 04-26-2013, 05:07 AM
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ZJs also came with different hitches. Check to see if you have a class II, class III, or class IV hitch. You'll need the class IV to even attempt to pull 6500 pounds. And just because they're "rated" for it, doesn't mean they like it. I've pulled about 5000 pounds with mine a handful of times.
I some how have a class V hitch. 10000 pounds thats crazy

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post #22112 of 44848 Old 04-26-2013, 05:43 AM
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That's not a factory hitch. They never came with class V hitches. There's no way a uniframe can support that type of load. Even some BOF vehicles can't go that high.

97 ZJ - 5.2L, 242, 4" IRO lift w/short arms & adj. TBs, JKS Discos/BPEs, DT3000s, Aussie'd 44A, sliders, bumpers, bunch o' skids, 31" Duratracs on 15x8s
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post #22113 of 44848 Old 04-26-2013, 07:28 AM
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I some how have a class V hitch. 10000 pounds thats crazy
It's likely your tranny will fail before anything else.

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post #22114 of 44848 Old 04-26-2013, 07:36 AM
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Yeh, I towed a '65 'Stang on my trailer with my wifes Explorer for a couple hundred miles, first 20 miles went great before I got passed by a semi and it was like a whip, didn't settle till I cranked up the trailer brakes. I set the cruise control @ 60 the next 270+ miles and kept an eye out for semi's in the rearview!
Hell, I towed another ZJ on a heavy steel uhaul car trailer with mine (for 370 miles). Stopping sucked with just surge brakes on the trailer, but it did it. It even managed to hold 3rd and TC lockup climbing 7% grades despite being just over the 11k lbs combined weight limit. It was very stable with probably 750 - 800 lbs of tongue weight (this, combined with stuff in my ZJ had the rear suspension a 1/2" from the bumpstops with upcountry coils, it would have been on the stops with standard ones). Getting passed by trucks and such, you'd get pushed, but it didn't sway or anything. I kept it around 55 for most of the run (ventured up to 60 - 65 to pass semis on the hills a couple times).


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It's likely your tranny will fail before anything else.
Without a shift kit at the minimum, yeah, 10k would put some serious hurt on the trans. With a modded valve body, mine held up just fine pulling about 6300 lbs (and I wasn't nice to it, 10+ seconds of sustained WOT getting on the highway, etc.).
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post #22115 of 44848 Old 04-26-2013, 07:39 AM
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I've towed my yj on a 16 foot deck over trailer with the zj. Very slowly... For about 2 miles

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1994 yj stretched, locked and loaded - 6.0l vortec lq4, 4l60e, np231, Dana 44s 37" interco trxus m/t, 3.5" bds front leafs, double triangulated 4 link rear on xj front coils.
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my tj 1/2 doors on a yj write up
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post #22116 of 44848 Old 04-26-2013, 07:48 AM
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Went flying.

Then subsequently broke the front axle.

And bent my hard to find Chrome Jeep wheel!!!
Hey bro if your going back with stock axle.. If your junk yarding it look for an xj they are all high opinion.. Just get right gear obviously.. i have an 89 vacuum housing under my front end .. Solid axle swap into the beefed up disconnect housing is wayyyyy stronger.. Sorry for into the light pics..

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post #22117 of 44848 Old 04-26-2013, 08:54 AM
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I bought the ZJ as the sacrificial lamb to transplant the engine into my YJ. Either I will find an HPD30 to build up for the front or I will go with a D44.

All about that unibody life.
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post #22119 of 44848 Old 04-26-2013, 12:46 PM
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Looks like wagon wheels.
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post #22120 of 44848 Old 04-26-2013, 01:15 PM
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How much lift is that and what size tires/wheels?

97 ZJ - 5.2L, 242, 4" IRO lift w/short arms & adj. TBs, JKS Discos/BPEs, DT3000s, Aussie'd 44A, sliders, bumpers, bunch o' skids, 31" Duratracs on 15x8s
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post #22121 of 44848 Old 04-26-2013, 01:18 PM
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Looks like wagon wheels.

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His:00 TJ "Fiona" stuff/stuff/stuff
95 ZJ 3.5" w/242 swap-Sold
Hers: 15 JK Sahara-3" Teraflex
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post #22122 of 44848 Old 04-26-2013, 03:23 PM
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Bought a MOPAR Governor Pressure Sensor to replace the one I bought from Cascade when I swapped it and the solenoid out. Hopefully that finally fixes my trans issues.

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It is what Jeeples has *PARTIALLY* stated.
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post #22123 of 44848 Old 04-26-2013, 03:41 PM
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Got her a little dirty

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build thread:
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1994 yj stretched, locked and loaded - 6.0l vortec lq4, 4l60e, np231, Dana 44s 37" interco trxus m/t, 3.5" bds front leafs, double triangulated 4 link rear on xj front coils.
1997 ZJ limited - BONE stock
2003 tj - 4in skyjacker, 33" mickey thompsons
my on board alternator/welder write up
http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f12/a...te-up-1301614/
my tj 1/2 doors on a yj write up
http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f12/t...ation-1417686/
RC vs BDS
http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f12/r...s-bds-1461555/
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post #22124 of 44848 Old 04-26-2013, 03:55 PM
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How much lift is that and what size tires/wheels?
5.5" rustys with 33x12.50r20 nitto terra with 20x9 xd armour wheels
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post #22125 of 44848 Old 04-26-2013, 03:59 PM
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Honestly this is my first post here, so I'll just list what I did in the last couple weeks

passenger side U joint and hub bearing
4 new tires
cleaned my valve cover and replaced the gasket (today)
cleaned the IAC and cleaned my throttle body
replaced all 4 shocks
greased all my zerk fittings
replaced 2 stripped bolts on the tailgate lift bracket
washed my engine
found and fixed a leak that was making my front carpets wet

It's been a hell of a couple weeks! I also replaced the front struts on my lady's CR-V, but that doesn't count!
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