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Old 08-06-2013, 01:42 PM   #1
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how much can one of these turds tow?

I have a dunebuggy/sandrail that weighs about 2000-2500 pounds with a trailer. I am wondering if this thing could pull it up the mountains. can seem to find it on google. My jeep is lifted 6 inches, 33s 3:07 gears 4.2L no engine mods

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Old 08-06-2013, 01:51 PM   #2
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it would probably pull it okay on flat ground but mountains would probably be a different story...coming down the mountain might be even worse

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I think my rear end would explode. why do you saying going down? the brakes arnt strong enough?
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I learned a long time ago that pulling loads with a truck or whatever is not the problem..stopping is..a jeep doesn't have much weight plus the brakes are small
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I wouldn't do it without trailer brakes. We have a short wheelbase,depending on how long the trailer is, the tail may be wagging the dog. Finally, you don't have the best rear end gears for those tires, I would want 3.73 at a minimum, you may make it but it won't be fun.
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4.2L, 33" tires and 3.07's, pulling 2000-2500 lbs up a mountain?

I would say - not going to happen. Your gearing isn't set up for towing power, for the tires you have.

I have 31" tires and 3.55 gears, AX-15. When I still had the stock 4.2L (OEM carter BBD setup) I loaded it up with about 500-600 lbs or so of wood and camping gear. It drove like a dog on the freeway and barely made 55 mph once faced with any slight incline. Trying to push it caused pinging. On steeper inclines I was doing about 35-45 mph at best.

To put the gearing into perspective:

Yellow is for fuel economy
Black is for balanced economy/power
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oh geez. Well I no im no going to be pulling that now. pulling it's own weight now its still a dog. 4.56's would seem the best option. what do you think would be pulling a smaller trailer with 2 dirt bikes be? That would be a most I would tow

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