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Towing help

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by snowjeep, May 5, 2007.

  1. snowjeep

    snowjeep LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 458

    I have a 2000 Cherokee with 32's, 5 inches of lift with the sub frame tied and all the stuff needed to keep it aligned right. When I tow my 5 x 12 sure-trac trailer I get a front end vibration. I tried moving the ztr to the back thinking I had to much tongue weight but the trailer bucks instead. Tire inflation is fine, and lugs are tight. When loaded the trailer and equipment weigh about 2500 lbs. Thanks for any input you have.
     
  2. lawnboy dan

    lawnboy dan LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,711

    serves you right for ruining a perfectly good jeep by lifting it
     
  3. snowjeep

    snowjeep LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 458

    Very funny!!!!!!!!!!!! I also have a 2001 cherokee so I picked on the older one.
     
  4. outlaw1960

    outlaw1960 LawnSite Senior Member
    from denver
    Messages: 307

    How fast are you driving when the vibration starts? wheel bearings, u-joints or tire balance?
     
  5. snowjeep

    snowjeep LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 458

    It starts about 45mph. We just rebalanced. Wouldn't I feel a wheel bearing even without the trailer. I am getting it aligned this week but if it was way off I should feel it without the trailer shouldn't I?
     
  6. outlaw1960

    outlaw1960 LawnSite Senior Member
    from denver
    Messages: 307

    Sometimes, when you take some weight off the front. hook up a trailer it will unload the front supension and any play will become more apparent, just shooting in the dark here.....
     
  7. snowjeep

    snowjeep LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 458

    What would be the cheapest way to fix that problem. I want it done right, air bags, timbrens ?
     

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