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Bigges trailer for 2012 jk unlimited

Discussion in 'Jeeps' started by fordmstng66, May 17, 2012.

  1. fordmstng66

    fordmstng66 Senior Member
    Messages: 527

    I just bought a 2012 jk unlimited, and am now looking for a trailer for it. I found a 6x12 for a decent price. Is this to big for the jeep? I know the tow capacity is 3500lbs. Only thing i will use it for is lawn mowers to and from my house and my uncles a few times a week, mulch and possible to haul my bike. Just wanted to see what other wrangler owners thought. Also i ppan on putting a plow on the same jeep. Was looking into a 2.5 inch lift Teraflex lift with new springs. Any other opions or hints what i can do so the front end does not dive like my k2500 gmc did? Thanks in advanced.
     
  2. Hubjeep

    Hubjeep Senior Member
    Messages: 501

    A 6X12 should be fine as long as it's not too heavy duty (like a skid-steer trailer or something). Is that a single axle?

    I have been looking into 5X10 and 6X10 trailers, most had 3,500 lb capacity single axles.
     
  3. Joe Lombardo

    Joe Lombardo Member
    Messages: 63

    I have a 2011 Wrangler sport and I hasd the 2.5 inch Teraflex spring spacers installed in the front and a 1 inch spacer in the rear. The plow is a 6'8" Meyers and when raised the front might drop less than 1 inch. I was more concerned with the way the plow sat when lowered than I was about the drop. Without the spacers the plow actually sat down on the rear now it sits level, made a big difference plowing. Good Luck
     
  4. basher

    basher PlowSite Fanatic
    from 19707
    Messages: 8,992


    Spring spacers do not increase the weight capacity of the springs they are just what the name implies a spacer. Consider http://www.quadratec.com/products/16193_1003_07.htm and http://www.timbren.com/timbren-application-guides/application-pdfs/JFJK.pdf
     
  5. basher

    basher PlowSite Fanatic
    from 19707
    Messages: 8,992

  6. fordmstng66

    fordmstng66 Senior Member
    Messages: 527

    hubjeep thanks for the info, it will be a 6x12 single axle.

    Basher thanks for the infor, it will only be a single axle 3,500 lb axle trailer. The Eibach leveling kit you posted a link for is that a heavier duty spring than what would be on my jeep from factory? I likethe idea of doing the lift springs, with the Timbrens inside, i think that would work best for me.
     
  7. brad11ny

    brad11ny Senior Member
    Messages: 127

    I have a 5X10 with a 3500# axle imo this is wide enough. It fits in my garage or through the gate on my fence if I need to, and it doesn't stick out to far. I think the 6x12 me be a little wide on a jeep.

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  8. fordmstng66

    fordmstng66 Senior Member
    Messages: 527

    Brad11ny. Thanks. I ended up getting a 5x10 after looking at 6x12 I felt it would be to big for the jeep.