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post #1 of 8 Old 07-10-2012, 12:09 AM Thread Starter
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Transporting a lifted jeep?

Hey, i was just wondering if anyone has had any problems transporting a lifted jeep, ill be moving about 2000 miles away and didnt know if theres any issues with the tires being too wide or the rig being to tall to fit on a car transporter or behind the moving truck, btw its an '08 jk aev3.5" with 35x12.50R17LT tires. What i was thinking was putting on the stock wheels and tires, but tell me what you know, thanks

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post #2 of 8 Old 07-10-2012, 05:58 AM
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Best bet is to pull out a tape and do some measuring on the rig and on the trailer. Wouldn't it just suck to have someone on the internet tell you things will fit fine and on moving day find out things don't fit at all?

If after measuring, I was not 100% certain things would work properly, I would do a test load before moving day. See if the trailer provider will let you hook up the trailer and test load the rig on it. This will verify the load and let you see better what kind of tie-downs you'll need.

Putting the smaller stock tires back on for the move will help. Among other things, you'll lower the center of gravity of the loaded trailer. This will help in the curves and cross winds more than you might think.

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post #3 of 8 Old 07-20-2012, 06:02 AM
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I'm about to do the same thing, anyone have any recomendations of carriers? i only have a 2" lift so not worried about fitting.
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post #4 of 8 Old 07-21-2012, 03:28 AM
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We just moved to colorado from texas last year and had this same question. We drove our jeep down to the rental lot and they let us put the jeep on a trailer to make sure it would fit. They were more then happy to help us out since they wanted to rent the trailer.

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post #5 of 8 Old 08-06-2012, 05:34 PM Thread Starter
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Originally Posted by CB10101 View Post
I'm about to do the same thing, anyone have any recomendations of carriers? i only have a 2" lift so not worried about fitting.
Yeah, most peoples jeeps are under 7', but one company that really had the best customer support was AA-automovers. Good luck
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post #6 of 8 Old 08-06-2012, 05:54 PM
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I had some other stuff to move when I went from NC to WA. I bought an enclosed trailer took off the top and folded the windshield down and packed everything around the jeep. Then I sold the trailer In WA.

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Why not flat tow it behind the Uhaul after pulling the driveshafts?
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post #8 of 8 Old 08-10-2012, 11:16 AM
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When I traded my original Jeep (CJ5) I used a standard car trailer and towed it behind a 1/2 ton pickup from Illinois to Arkansas without too many issues, other than it was like hauling a huge brick in the wind. Never used a pro hauler before, and besides, the Jeep was 10' 6" tall from the ground to the top of the roll cage on 38" Swampers; just easier to haul it myself then. I would think a JK with 3.5 inches should be no problem for a pro hauler. Most of the binders they have on the trailers will squat the suspension at least 2" just to ensure the vehicle is tight.

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