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Old 06-15-2017, 07:22 PM   #16
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From what they said mud is a no go hahha....but I can't tell you about their wear over time...too new like you said. And oh yeah i would go for an all terrain over mud if most driving is highway.
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Tires are installed, feel really good. Very smooth, the old ones must have been out of balance.

Anyways - I am kind of worried about the rear sagging a ton when I hook up the trailer. A proper drop hitch and a properly loaded trailer should mitigate that, right? I am mostly worried about it sagging a LOT

Not many pics on the web, but see how this one is level

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You've tried it and it's sagging?

A drop hitch is used to level things but first load the trailer with most of the weight in front of it's axles if possible.
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No, I pick up the trailer on Wednesday and hopefully head out on Friday morning, so I won't really know until I pick it up.

Uhaul will do a free inspection before I roll out of town though but I want to make sure the trailer isn't whipping around
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And so it begins
Needed a 5.5" drop hitch btw. The guy that helped me hook it up says that it needs 3-400lbs of tongue weight in the rear, hoping it doesn't sag too much, a bit worried about that because I haven't yet cut my rear fenders. He also said not to load too much weight over the rear axle in XJ and to put the majority of it in the trailer.

If it rubs hard I am going to keep my angle grinder and extension cable by the trailer door so I can do a quick + dirty really ghetto cut & fold from a rest stop or something (stay tuned for pics, lol). Or maybe I end up needing to do it on Friday before I leave town, never had that much weight on the back before.

Had to push my departure back a day or so, loading it up on Friday morning now, and heading straight out of town basically. Going to do some test driving on the highway and really hoping I get it weighted properly the first time and don't have to do it on the road.




Mostly this is for anyone in a similar situation as me, still yet to find out if this is a horrible idea or not.



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I think you're going to be fine. I've admittedly done worse towing with my xj (too much tongue weight or too little) it's not the end of the world and it's definitely not going to kill you. Don't speed, and just drive reasonably. I've probably done at least 10,000 miles towing with my jeep. You have the right mind set and that's the biggest thing.
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