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can i tow this...

Okay buying this 75 cj5 off this dude in herdon for like 800 bucks it like 45 mins-1 hr away.. my question is.. If i go buy a Resse class III hitch think i can tow it home on a dolly.... heres the pic of the jeep... how much it weighs i don't know... anyone got any info for me... ?????
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I don't have any advice. What a fugly ***** tho ahha. Needs some TLC dude!

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oh ya no problem, if your an auto probly be wise to run O/D off...
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that is the exact project truck i have been looking for. i want to get an old cj series and rebuild it
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If I remember right, you can towed 6400 pounds, with 500 tongue weight...my memory is fading though...
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If I remember right, you can towed 6400 pounds, with 500 tongue weight...my memory is fading though...
what???
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yeah you should be able to tow it just fine.. but find out the weight anyway just in case
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when you come and pick it up we should have a meet n greet! I live right next to herdon!
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I would say no problem. I rented one of those small U-Haul trailers (the enclosed one). I filled it with like a really heavy bedroom set, and i had no problems. I did turn O/D off though. She felt good though. No trouble stopping, nothing. Have fun with that CJ.
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I wouldnt use a dolly to haul it. Get something with brakes. I also believe dollys can screw up transfer cases on 4x4s.
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I would say no problem. I was driving two days ago and saw a 03 ranger towing a MASSIVE pontune boat. It looked to be just fine. To my suprise the rear end wasnt even saging that much.
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what???
Which part didn't you understand?
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Towing specs for the 06...

4.0L with manual and 4.10 gears=3120lb (ouch!)
4.0L with auto and 4.10 gears=5580lb (that's better)

My 02 is rated for 5600lb with the 4.0L with auto and 4.10 LS rear end.
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It gets worse if you have an LII w/ the skid plates and crap and the manual trans. My Ranger is spec'ed to out-tow a Subaru Legacy wagon by all of 60 lbs..
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I have a DOlly and have towed more than that all over the place. I would have no problem towing that at all. Those things are actually pretty light. I can lift one off the ground (at least the rear wheels).

Good Luck and happy wheeling!

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did you ever pick up the jeep?
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I have a dolly
I'm sure you do..
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