1995 GC... will I burn her up towing??
Looking for a little help... I bought a VERY nice GC Limited w 4.0/Selectrac and Chrysler OD trans... I have towed my boat[ [about 2600 lbs] with it a few times,and a 2000 lb utility trailer... This thing HATES to tow!!! it feels flimsy and strains to get up hills etc... A friend has a 1990 Cherokee w/4.0 and Asian Warner trans and it tows perfectly!!! ... lots of power,no straining... I have 90k miles his has 200k!!!... I am real disappointed ... this no frame business has me wondering if I made a mistake.... It is rated to tow up to 5 k and I would like to tow a 21-22 ft travel trailer[maybe3700 lbs]... I dunno ,,should I buy a Ford and ditch the GC.... It just feels weak to me[I've towed trailers, boats etc all my life with MANY different vehicles] Will this trans hold up???/ I know the engine will,... It pings when towing uphill but I think I can help by using higher octane when towing. The hitch is 3500 but I will upgrade to a 5K ... Anyone here use a GC with Chrysler OD trans to tow regularly?? ... any help would be appreciated.. by the way I am a professional auto/truck tech so I know when a tow rig feels "right".... I dunno, maybe I'm just worried about the trans as I've heard from a few trans techs they were a bit weak.....what do you folks think about towing with this otherwise Very nice 95 GC 4.0?????? .... bob