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Unread 07-19-2010, 05:10 PM   #16
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whats really bad is that the atv is rated to tow 1300lbs
Yes, but not on the road at high speeds.

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Unread 10-04-2010, 08:15 AM   #17
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Not to steal the thread, but I have another towing question.

I am interested in getting a JK Unlimited and possibly using it to tow my 98 TJ when I go offroad. Would flat toming the TJ be a problem. I think the TJ is about 3500 lbs. (not sure). If you get a properly equipped JK, the limit is 3500 lbs. Anyone tried this?

I am assuming that hauling the TJ on a trailer behing the JK would be too much weight. What are your thoughts?
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Unread 10-04-2010, 08:55 AM   #18
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I flat tow my LJ behind my 2500 Suburban a couple of times a year. I also have a '10 JKU with a Hemi, but haven't tried towing the LJ behind the JKU yet.

With the way the LJ can push the Suburban around at times, especially on curves at highway speed, I am wary of towing the LJ with the JKU. I think speed may be limited to maybe 50mph or 55mph behind my JKU, despite having plenty of power.

My advice is to ry it with caution on an uncrowded road first. Turn off O/D.

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Unread 10-05-2010, 09:59 PM   #19
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Not to steal the thread, but I have another towing question.

I am interested in getting a JK Unlimited and possibly using it to tow my 98 TJ when I go offroad. Would flat toming the TJ be a problem. I think the TJ is about 3500 lbs. (not sure). If you get a properly equipped JK, the limit is 3500 lbs. Anyone tried this?

I am assuming that hauling the TJ on a trailer behing the JK would be too much weight. What are your thoughts?
1. How do you plan on stopping?

2. I tow a 2200lb. popup behind my JKU. This is too much for the 3.8, at least with an automatic. On the flatlands any sort of a hill or head wind causes the tranny to shift down to 2nd, about 4000 rpm. In the mountains I can't come close to doing the speed limit up the hills. Max speed is 35 mph in first gear, almost red lining it.
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Unread 10-13-2010, 12:43 PM   #20
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Had to pass on the JK. We bought a 2006 Grand Cherokee Overland with the 5.7L HEMI. It has a towing capacity of 7,200 lbs.
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