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Old 07-22-2006, 09:58 PM   #1
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How much does my Jeep weigh?

I cannot find the correct information. I have a '91 and need to know how much it weighs. I need to tow it with my new vehicle and it can tow 5000lbs. I believe the jeep will need to be on a trailer so I am unsure if I am within the allowable weight.

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Old 07-22-2006, 10:33 PM   #2
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my buddies YJ weighs 2500 lbs...so he says...seems really light

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Old 07-22-2006, 10:37 PM   #3
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Your buddy is full of S$#^
Even stock they go for 4500#
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Old 07-23-2006, 12:49 AM   #4
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I cannot find the correct information. I have a '91 and need to know how much it weighs. I need to tow it with my new vehicle and it can tow 5000lbs. I believe the jeep will need to be on a trailer so I am unsure if I am within the allowable weight.

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You need more info than this.
4 or 6 cylinder? Is it all stock or does it have 44" tires on it?
Hardtop or soft?
If you are putting it on a trailer you also need to know the GVW of the trailer and the tounge weight will be dependant on where you place the YJ on the trailer.

Provide more info.
Where did you get the "my new vehicle and it can tow 5000lbs?"
Is that max towing capacity?
Is your tow vehicle set up for trailer brakes?

http://www.goldengait.com/towing_inf...on.asp#refrn12
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Old 07-23-2006, 08:22 AM   #5
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Going on the information that you gave us, your Jeep weighs between 3000 and 3500 pounds stock. Bigger tires, heavy bumpers, full cages, stronger axles, and winches will all add to that weight. Most 7000 pound trailers will weigh around 2000 pounds (give or take a couple hundred). So that will put you AT LEAST at your maximum tow rating. What is the tow vehicle, and can you flat tow your Jeep? This would keep you within the tow capacity, but would require that you have some sort of braking system tied into your Jeep. With more information, we can help you out a little more.
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You need more info than this.
4 or 6 cylinder? Is it all stock or does it have 44" tires on it?
Hardtop or soft?
If you are putting it on a trailer you also need to know the GVW of the trailer and the tounge weight will be dependant on where you place the YJ on the trailer.

Provide more info.
Where did you get the "my new vehicle and it can tow 5000lbs?"
Is that max towing capacity?
Is your tow vehicle set up for trailer brakes?

http://www.goldengait.com/towing_inf...on.asp#refrn12
It is a 6 cylinder, softtop, only has two seats in it. The tires are larger than stock. I guess the best idea would be to weigh the jeep! I read online that they are 2500 lbs on one site and 4000lbs on another site, so I was confused.

I will be towing it with a Toyota FJ and the max towing is 5000lbs.
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Old 07-23-2006, 08:37 AM   #7
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yeah same here...i've heard 2500 but i've also heard 4000...4000 sounds closer
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Old 07-23-2006, 08:57 AM   #8
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According to Chrysler, they weigh ~3300 pounds from the factory, so 4000 would be a good guesstimate.
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Our "transfer station" (not many dumps in the bay area) has a scale. They've weighed my truck and a trailer for dumping concrete and dirt. One way to get it close.
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Old 07-29-2006, 01:36 AM   #10
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A 1991 to 1995 Jeep YJ with the 4.0 Liter six cylinder, five speed without a top weighs approximately 3150 lbm.

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I have the same concern...pulling with an RV that has a 5000lb hitch will be a 1995 wrangler with stock wheels, 4 cyc...5 speed and a rear seat with the soft top. There will be a y hitch on the front bumper. I have seen many RVs with these attached and have not seen any braking systems...so what gives with that?
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Find a certified scale at a truck stop or a landscaping yard that sells rock by weight if you really want an accurate answer to your question.
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the FJ can tow it but its not going to be a nice tow rig. the FJ can pull it but it will be at or near GVW and the FJ's not know for being a power house when towing.

I towed with a similar rig (06 frontier and a friend tows his XJ with an 07 Xterra) both can pull the trailers just fine but not the most fun trying to stop them. and those are both rated closer to 6k for towing

Spend time to get the YJ loaded on the trailer so its balanced on the rig you do not want all the weight on the tongue of the FJ
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I am an Owner/Operater Truck Driver and I haul cars for a living. I have a spread sheet that shows the length (152.8"), hight (72"), wheel base (93.3"), Track (front and rear 122.5"), and weight of every vehicle sold in the USA since 1910. I just checked it and your Jeep weights 2943 lbs stock.
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Find a certified scale at a truck stop or a landscaping yard that sells rock by weight if you really want an accurate answer to your question.
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Old 07-18-2011, 08:56 AM   #16
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weight of my wrangler

Thanks Buster....that is about what I thought. I have a Four Winds 28' Motor Home that can pull that pretty easily. Having a tow bar installed on the front of the Jeep so we can then use the Jeep for running around after we settle on a place to stay with the RV. We also have a 1993 GJC but I know it has to be closer to 5000lbs since it has more "stuff". The Wrangler is basically sheet metal and a small motor and power train...very fun to drive.

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Old 07-18-2011, 10:38 AM   #17
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Jeeps are great for that purpose. Just shift the transfer case into nuetral and off you go.
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I am an Owner/Operater Truck Driver and I haul cars for a living. I have a spread sheet that shows the length (152.8"), hight (72"), wheel base (93.3"), Track (front and rear 122.5"), and weight of every vehicle sold in the USA since 1910. I just checked it and your Jeep weights 2943 lbs stock.
thats the weight i found a few months back for my 93 yj 2.5 5 speed....needed to know when i pulled it behind my 2005 f150 on a 2k lb trailer...well within spec for the bumper....friggin bumper on my f150 is rated for 5k...after looking at the framework for that bumper i believe every pound of it....pulled it like a toy btw
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Mine weighs 3400 lbs. '95 4 cyl. 5 speed 33x13.50x15 swamper LTBs soft top. I weighed it in a certified scale at the local grain mill.
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was that with u sitting in it?....lol those tires prolly weigh overall 100-200 lbs more...depends on treadwear and whatnot....i know my 31" superswampers weigh a 3rd or so more than stock jeep tires
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Mine is 3200#. 95 4.0 5sp bikini and 30X9.5 tires on factory aluminum wheels.
all stock except tires. certified scale and I'm thinking 1/2 tank gas
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The weights on my program are for "Factory Wet" meaning all fluids are full and there is 3 gallons of gas. No options are included in the weights.

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