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Unread 07-30-2010, 08:38 PM   #1
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Towing a trailer

New here. Hello to everyone. Hope to learn alot. Sorry if this has been ask before, but does anyone tow an enclosed trailer with a Wrangler? My trailer with my motorcycle loaded probably weights in at 1800 lbs. I know the Wrangler is rated at 2000 lbs towing. Would only be towing about 1000 miles a year when I go on vacation and take the bike. Thanks for your help.

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Unread 07-30-2010, 08:45 PM   #2
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New here. Hello to everyone. Hope to learn alot. Sorry if this has been ask before, but does anyone tow an enclosed trailer with a Wrangler? My trailer with my motorcycle loaded probably weights in at 1800 lbs. I know the Wrangler is rated at 2000 lbs towing. Would only be towing about 1000 miles a year when I go on vacation and take the bike. Thanks for your help.
Your Wrangler, or Wranglers in general?

3.21 gears = 1,000 lbs., 2dr and 4dr.

3.73 and 4.10 gears = 2,000 lbs. for the 2dr, and 3,500 lbs. for the 4dr.
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Unread 07-30-2010, 08:48 PM   #3
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Wranglers in general. 3.73 gears with tow pkg. 2 dr Wrangler. All stock.
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Unread 07-31-2010, 07:51 AM   #4
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It will tow fine, just get ready for a decrease in fuel economy 5 mpg +/-.

And losing about 30 Hamsters that reside in your engine........

I tow all the time with my 6speed Rubicon with 35's. My 5x8 trailer with motorcycles, it works fine, it just loses power and mileage.......
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It will tow fine, just get ready for a decrease in fuel economy 5 mpg +/-.

And losing about 30 Hamsters that reside in your engine........

I tow all the time with my 6speed Rubicon with 35's. My 5x8 trailer with motorcycles, it works fine, it just loses power and mileage.......
x 2. Seems to be a pretty good overall analysis of what you can expect. You will be fine towing it though. I wouldn't have any worries at all. Later down the road if you start doing some mods, then you can adjust for some of the power loss when choosing a new gear ratio should you ever do that.
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If you have a Automatic its a good idea to invest in a tranny cooler, the stock on is junk.
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If you have a Automatic its a good idea to invest in a tranny cooler, the stock on is junk.
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I've towed this thing about 11,000 or 12,000 miles; it's a 2,000 pound brick when loaded. I've had the trans overheat 3 times so far and have to wait on the side of the road a while.
I'm still contemplating which trans cooler; I'd rather have the dealer do it under warranty though.

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I have a 2 door X, just flat towed a YJ about two hours. She did fine.
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