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post #1 of 31 Old 09-17-2006, 05:33 PM Thread Starter
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towing capability of lifted tj?

i dont really know what the factory towing rating is so if someone wants to chime in feel free. but im wondering what weight my tj would tow, it wouldnt be a long way 50mi one way. but i have a 4.0 3spd auto w/stock 3.07's and 33's. i plan on re-gearing but not for a while


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post #2 of 31 Old 09-17-2006, 05:56 PM
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I would not tow a darn thing with 3.07's. Plus i would not put much weight behind a lifted jeep. Its too short of a wheel base, and once lifted, its ceter of gravity it too high, not to mension the 33' are putting enough stress on your brakes.

Thats my opinion, and others may differ, but its not worth your lift, or anyone elses, to try and tow with a lifted jeep.

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The factory rating is 2000lbs, because of stopping concerns. But with 3.07's, 33's and an auto, have fun.
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TJs are not the great for towing to begin with, and your set up would make it that much more uncomfortable/stressful/risky

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I'm curious about this also. I have the exact same setup, poor us, but I have a regear planned for beginning of next summer.

Ok I lied, I have two new 44 axles in mind for next summer.

The gearing and tires aside, how well do lifted jeeps tow? I'd like to get a small flat trailer to pull behind. Just to help with some things like moving furniture from apt to apt and taking garbage out, etc.

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Hack work? :rofl: You just described half the modified jeeps on this board.
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I plan on doing some towing down the road here with mine... but I have 33's and 4.56's and only plan on towing a flat aluminum trailer with a quad or two on it... not a ton.
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i tow a flats boat(around 1800 lbs) with 3.07s, 35's, and the awesome dana 35 it sucks but it works. i cant wait for the 8.8 and 4.88's. it would cut the drive in half to the ramp
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tow 3.07s, 35's, dana 35
he made a joke.





on a more serious note .
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no lie
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i tow a flats boat(around 1800 lbs) with 3.07s, 35's, and the awesome dana 35 it sucks but it works. i cant wait for the 8.8 and 4.88's. it would cut the drive in half to the ramp
I run 35s on 4.10 gears and I hate it, I can't imagine what it would be like to run 35s on 3.07 gears.
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i wont lie it SUCKS. i have an 04 quad cab dodge hemi, but my wife is 6 months pregnant(sp?). she use to drive the jeep but now she cant fit into it. i love having the jeep again but pulling the boat is not fun. the best advice I can give is when putting the boat down the ramp USE 4WD. I almost dumped the jeep the first time.
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and why are you not towing with the HEMI?
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I have Pretty much the same set up as you do and i know from towing my fellow jeeper friend 15 miles I would not reccomend it. My Jeep was not to happy after the fact but she got the job done.
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there is no way she can get into the jeep, it is quite challenging to get in there much less 6 months pregnant.
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post #15 of 31 Old 09-17-2006, 07:13 PM
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I have 3.07s on 32s and a 3" lift and I towed my quad 600 miles from KY to NC through the mountains and rain! Im tough I know! LOL it was kinda slow with 3.07s but not bad, I tow my quad out to the 4 wheeler park all the time and Ive never had any problems.
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