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post #1 of 5 Old 10-19-2013, 07:45 PM Thread Starter
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4X8 Offroad Trailer w/ minivan axle

I whipped this little baby up and recorded the video in case people ever wanted to see how it was done. I was lucky enough to have a set of matching rims so the wheels match my Jeep - I think it looks pretty sharp, and so far, it has been good offroad (in terms of clearance) although I plan to invert the axle to get a bit more clearance between the wheels. Anyway, have a look if you have a few moments and let me know what you think:



Hung like Einstein and smart as a horse...


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post #2 of 5 Old 10-19-2013, 07:55 PM
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But the build is sweet.

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post #3 of 5 Old 10-20-2013, 07:31 PM
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The only thing I see that should be changed is the tongue length. It looks to be about 5 to 6 feet long. It should be about 3.5 to 4.5 ft long.

A 89 yj with a 4.0 aw4 sye out of an 92xj. Now the hard part is done time to get it up in the air just a bit. Working on 8.8 with 3.73 and lsd for the rear. and new D30 hp with 3.73 .
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post #4 of 5 Old 10-25-2013, 10:10 PM Thread Starter
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Yeah, the tongue length is excessive. On the other hand, I kinda like it. It takes a bit of weight off the tow vehicle and allows me to do some technical backup maneuvers. When I built it, I thought I might put a tongue box or bike racks on it, but it's looking like I might not do that afterall...

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post #5 of 5 Old 10-26-2013, 09:59 AM
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The longer tongue make it more stable at speed and makes backing EASIER not harder.
Shorter the trailer the harder it is to back up. I can parralel park my semi with a 53ft tailer, but ask me to do the same with my YJ and my little trailer, you would think I have never backed a trailer in my life.

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Calling Illegal Aliens "Undocumented Immigrants" is like calling drug dealers "Unlicensed Pharmacists"

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