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Unread 07-06-2013, 08:44 PM   #1
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2013 2 door Sport towing question

2013 2 door sport towing capacity is 2000 lbs.
I have a wrap around warranty and I want to be knowledgeable when upgrading the towing capability to pull a 3000 lb.? tritoon/pontoon (probably more in the 2500 lb range?
Does Mopar offer this much of an increase with their tow package?
What does it cost w/labor?
I want to buy it from the dealer and have them install so if there are any problems its warrantied?

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Unread 07-06-2013, 09:28 PM   #2
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2,000 lbs. is the most you're going to get with the 2dr.
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Unread 07-06-2013, 10:02 PM   #3
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Ever?
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Unread 07-06-2013, 10:21 PM   #4
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Trouble is the wheel base is some what short. At speed they tend to fish tail. Though todays Jeeps are worlds better at it than say a Cj5. I can tow things that my Cj was a real death experience to even try. But getting in a fish tail in a Jeep is something that can kill people, not like the ol'death wobble that is way over rated' I am sure some of my gray hair was from living through that a few times.

Jeeps were really never good at towing. The 4d is ok. Jeeps(as in cj-Jk) don't make a good car as well, but people buy them for it anyway.

Off road though on tight trails the 2d shines as it should be, its a Jeep.
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Unread 07-06-2013, 10:24 PM   #5
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I've towed 2500lbs with my 2 door. Did okay. Wouldn't make an effort to do it again.
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Unread 07-07-2013, 09:20 AM   #6
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Ever?
Yes, ever.
They are not meant as tow vehicles.
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Unread 07-07-2013, 09:53 AM   #7
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Trouble is the wheel base is some what short. At speed they tend to fish tail. Though todays Jeeps are worlds better at it than say a Cj5. I can tow things that my Cj was a real death experience to even try. But getting in a fish tail in a Jeep is something that can kill people, not like the ol'death wobble that is way over rated' I am sure some of my gray hair was from living through that a few times.

Jeeps were really never good at towing. The 4d is ok. Jeeps(as in cj-Jk) don't make a good car as well, but people buy them for it anyway.

Off road though on tight trails the 2d shines as it should be, its a Jeep.
Quoting this for emphasis. The problem isn't power, it's stability and safety.
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Unread 07-07-2013, 10:23 AM   #8
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should of come here and asked B4 your purchase.....and got the [family cruiser] 4dr wrangler...
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Unread 07-07-2013, 12:05 PM   #9
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I have towed 2800 lb trailer only 35 miles and it had an equalizer hitch. But that is over my limit and I would not do it again, but it did handle just fine, thank God, no wind.
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