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can my jeep pull it??

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I just got my first bass boat. A 17.5' procraft with a 150hp yamaha pro v. Now my question is, can my 1991 jeep cherokee pull this? Im pretty sure i could manage, since the I6 motor has 190hp and 225ft lbs of tourque, but here is the kicker, it has 270,000 miles! It runs fine and everything works well, so i might give it a try anyways.

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It should pull the boat ok.  Just dont expect it to accelerate like it normally does.  Go easy when taking off.

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Michigan is relatively flat, correct?

If so, you should be able to pull it without any problems.  Like Fishbear said, take it easy on the start....with gas prices the way they are, your wallet will thank you.

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My Jeeps have pulled my 18.5' Javelin Fish'n'Ski with a 150 Evinrude no problem.  But with 270,000 miles you might want to add some sort of treatement (like Restore Engine Restorer or Rislone Engine Treatment, etc) in order to restore some compression & horsepower to that baby.

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Pulling is not the problem, STOPPING may be and is a problem with a light vehicle. If the trailer has brakes, have them checked, if not have them added. Additionally make sure the vehicle brakes are in good shape too.

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My main concern was stopping, actually. The trailer doesn't have brakes. Another concern was that the vehicle has a 5" lift and 32" tires. I forgot to mention that before. And hopefully you all are considering the 270,000 miles with your answers.

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Give yourself plenty of room between you and the car in front. You will be fine.

There may be some issues with a steeper wet ramp also. Pulling out of the lake on a steeper ramp could be a problem. Just chunck a tow rope in so someone can help you up the ramp if you ever need the help.

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The lift kit and tires are going to be a problem. You will need to have a custom receiver hitch made that will drop the traile low enough to have the boat and trailer level (or close to it). If your jeep has an automatic transmission, that will be more of a concern than the motor.

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A 17 year old vehicle with 270k miles on it pulling a boat?

I think I would've prioritized and replaced the tow vehicle and scaled back on the boat if money is an issue.  The boat can't drive itself to the lake.  With a vehicle that old, it's not a matter of if it's going to break down but when.  Having breakdowns on the road with the boat isn't any fun and will ruin any trip.

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I pull a Tracker PT 170 w/ my 1997 Jeep Cherokee, it seriously does not even know it's back there, even on hills. I pulled a freinds Nitro the other day (Z7 w/150 hp merc) and it was a load. Jeeps are great, easy and cheap to fix. My first one had 600,000 miles on it before I quit running it, my current one has 140,000 and "just broke in" LOL

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Cool! I have a '87 straight 6 4x4 standard tranny jeep comanche. It's pretty cool! Mine's only got 136,000 miles on it. like ^^^He^^^^ said jeeps are cheap to fix. I'd say drive it till it dies! GIT R DONE!!!

-Ike

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My main concern was stopping, actually. The trailer doesn't have brakes. Another concern was that the vehicle has a 5" lift and 32" tires. I forgot to mention that before. And hopefully you all are considering the 270,000 miles with your answers.

This has nothing to do with your post, but I'm just curious............Did you get a suspension or body lift, and how much did it cost? Also what size, brand, and type (mudders, all terrains, etc.) tires do you have?

And while we're at it..............What kind of exhaust do you have, and what color is it? And do you have a grill guard? Oh, one more thing..............do you have a picture?

I LOVE JEEPS  :) :) :)                                   (and trucks too! ;))

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I tow our 17' F/S with my 96 Cherokee all the time.  Does just fine and it has 190,000 miles on it.  The 4.0L motor is bulletproof and the AW4 auto transmission in the cherokees is the best transmission ever put in a jeep.  So I wouldnt worry about it one bit.  Now if you have 32's and didnt regear your axles you might have a little trouble maintaining any speed much over 55 as the jeep power band is low.  And as for the previous poster theres no such thing as a body lift for a cherokee as they are unibody construction meaning they dont have a separate frame and body.  The body is the frame.  

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