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post #16 of 17 Old 01-18-2014, 09:54 AM
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My thought is that they derate it for their own liability issues. The brakes might be good enough to stop a 5000 lb trailer with stock tires, but throw in 35 or 37" tires and it gets a lot more difficult. This way they don't have to deal with as many issues of heavy loads as they've already said the vehicle can't handle it

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post #17 of 17 Old 01-18-2014, 01:15 PM
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With the weight from 35s/wheels, metal bumpers, a winch and skids on my JK, it takes noticeably longer to stop it.

I'd be nervous about towing the amount that it's rated for, much less something heavier.
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