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Old 06-29-2007, 05:18 PM   #1
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hauling and using for work....

Hey guys,

I'm looking at an unlimited for work/play...currently have an 05 tacoma TRD that does everything needed but am sick of driving a truck. I need to carry about a 1000lbs of load 2x a week...

~have you guys had any experience hauling large loads w/ it like a truck? how is the power and space on an auto and stick?

~ are there lifts that increase load handling or will I have to stick w/timbrens?

thanks guys. I knownit's not ideal but I got jeep fever....and you all know how that goes..

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Old 06-29-2007, 06:01 PM   #2
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We used our 94 6 banger for awhile to haul an enclosed utility trailer full of camping and merchanting gear that probably weighed a grand or better, it did ok unless we hit a heavy wind or a hill. No power at freeway speeds.
We also used it to haul mulch in for landscaping on a little Harbor Freight trailer and it was a little scary, I don't know how much a yard of mulch weighs but it bent the trailer axle.

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Old 06-29-2007, 06:24 PM   #3
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Old 06-29-2007, 06:35 PM   #4
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Oh crap, somebody please edit my post before anybody else sees it.
Sorry JK owners, I didn't mean to post in your forum.
Can I be banned from this section?
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Old 06-29-2007, 06:59 PM   #5
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it will definitly pull it, the problem is in the stopping, and if you want to do lift and bigger tires you will DEFINITLY need to get bigger gears,

and no lifts will not increase how much you can trailer, now if your talking about loading up the back of the jeep, the only thing thats is 1000 lbs. that will fit in there is lead
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Old 06-29-2007, 08:48 PM   #6
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how about rice?

looks big and just drove 2 them...I love it! please tell me it isn't so
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Old 06-29-2007, 09:27 PM   #7
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well i dont know the dimensions exactly, but i would bet you could load it up pretty well

i would recommend some OME HD shocks though, ask joe @ absolute off road for what you need to carry a lot of weight in the back as for springs and shocks
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Old 07-02-2007, 11:16 PM   #8
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I hauled a 5X8 flat bed trailer with a Harley Davidson Softail from washington DC to western PA at 75mph. the bike alone weighs 650lbs plus trailer. the braking is a little rough but it will do it no problem with the manual. If your gonna use a trailer, trailer brakes would be a very good idea. I also firgured out that i got about 15.5mpg highway w/ trailer
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Old 07-03-2007, 06:37 PM   #9
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hes asking about putting it in the back, i misunderstood,
he wants to know if he needs any kind of special shocks to carry that kind of load
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well in that case... he may you may want to look into the 4dr, it has a larger "trunk" area... i believe it is rated to haul more weight as well.
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With 1000lb payload 2 times a week, you are going to put your lovely new jeep through hell. Be prepared to replace coils and shocks often. It'll do it, but doing it on a regular basis like that isn't going to be very good for the suspension or the tranny. I would definitely look for a 4 door. I wouldn't even think about doing it with a 2 door.

My advice would be to buy the JK and get yourself a $1000 beater truck to drive twice a week.

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