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post #46 of 55 Old 03-28-2013, 02:38 PM
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Does anybody know where I could find a european version on the wrangler owner manuel, or any towing capacities in europe?

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it will tow 1,000 Royals Sorry couldn't resist.




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post #47 of 55 Old 03-28-2013, 04:05 PM
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post #48 of 55 Old 03-28-2013, 06:39 PM
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About 5,500 pounds with a LJ.

I later replaced the transmission due to clutch pack failure.

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post #49 of 55 Old 03-29-2013, 07:42 AM
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I tend to agree, (and I haven't done the math) if you don't use OD (manual or auto) the net gearing should be close to 3.73.

32vid- your `05 LJ should have 3.73 gears.

Factory ordered with 3.42 for mileage and lower rpm for quieter engine.

Checked owners manual all rears are rated for 3,500 lbs.
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post #50 of 55 Old 03-29-2013, 07:51 AM
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So that means that if I leave it in 5th gear that would give me a 3.82 rear axle gearing, then I would be ok to tow more?

What could happen if I tow about 1600lbs on a 1000lbs ridiculous max capacity?
Leaving it in 5 th does not allow you to tow more.

Leaving it in 5th will prevent one from lugging the power train when towing 3,500 lbs with a lower rear ration such as a 3.07 or 3.23.
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post #51 of 55 Old 03-29-2013, 08:02 AM
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I read on JF years ago from an Englishman that TJ's were rated to tow 5,000 lbs over there.

My 2005 TJU and the Cherokees are both full frame both came with a 4.0 and similar in length.

Cherokee is rated to tow 5,000 lbs.

A wrangler TJU or 4dr JK mechanically handle 5000 lbs.

Cherokee has an enclosed body. This why the jeep bean counters and jeep lawyers determined to down rate the unlimiteds.
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post #52 of 55 Old 05-08-2013, 02:22 PM
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Hi everyone. I see this thread is pretty dead but I'll ask here anyway. I just bought a used '13 Rubi Unlimited w/ auto-tranny. It has the tow package, so I'm assuming 4.10 gears. I'm on the stock BFG MT's. I want to go to 33 AT's. So will I be able to tow a 3500 pound camper? I'm guessing trailer brakes and a swaybar will be important for mountain driving. I'm planning on driving to next year's Easter Jeep Safari in Utah. I'm in Florida. A small camper would make life a lot better on a 5000 mile trip! I'm thinking something like one of these:

http://www.yourrvconnection.com/quic...=150&model=494

http://www.cruiserrv.com/fun-finder-...fications.html

http://www.cruiserrv.com/fun-finder-...fications.html

Any thoughts?

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post #53 of 55 Old 05-08-2013, 02:54 PM
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sexy Rubi!

yes you'll be fine to tow a small camper.

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post #54 of 55 Old 05-09-2013, 07:40 AM
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Trailer brakes are just always nice to have towing over 1,000 pounds.
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post #55 of 55 Old 05-12-2013, 08:45 AM
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Finally I think I'll just do it, keeping in mind that limitation while driving
It's all about swerving in an emergency. If you over-swerve in an emergency, the short wheelbase is more likely than the long wheel base to give the trailer an advantage on your *** end; allowing the jeep to be flipped on its side,


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