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Old 03-27-2012, 11:29 AM   #1
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Question Towing Rating

Question to anyone that can help:

I had a 2010 Unlimited Jeep Wrangler Mountian Edition that can tow my boat, which was approx 3000/lbs loaded. Jeep spec's where 3.8L, 3500lbs max towing with a 3.7 gear axle ratio .... stock.

Now I upgraded my Jeep to a 2012 Arctic Edition Unlimited and the dealer told me that it's the same tow rating blah blah blah. I have a 3.23 Gear axle ratio and now a 2000lbs max towing? to me it doesnt makes sense
with a beefy engine and tranny that my towing is lower ? same chassis i believe too!

Please discuss. I plan on trying to pull my boat anyway this summer but I need to know if i should maybe upgade my Gear ratio?

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Old 04-13-2012, 12:52 PM   #2
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U should have got a tow package. U downgraded as far as towing goes . I'd try it u will know if it's to heavy.

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Old 08-02-2012, 10:27 PM   #3
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Smile Need to mod the axle ratio

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Question to anyone that can help:

I had a 2010 Unlimited Jeep Wrangler Mountian Edition that can tow my boat, which was approx 3000/lbs loaded. Jeep spec's where 3.8L, 3500lbs max towing with a 3.7 gear axle ratio .... stock.

Now I upgraded my Jeep to a 2012 Arctic Edition Unlimited and the dealer told me that it's the same tow rating blah blah blah. I have a 3.23 Gear axle ratio and now a 2000lbs max towing? to me it doesnt makes sense
with a beefy engine and tranny that my towing is lower ? same chassis i believe too!

Please discuss. I plan on trying to pull my boat anyway this summer but I need to know if i should maybe upgade my Gear ratio?

Perhaps the dealer where you purchased it could give you a deal on a differential swap modification to 3.73 axle ratio. Since they should have told you perhaps you could negotiate a good price on this mod. Otherwise, get them to give you a deal on another one with the MAX tow option.
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U should have got a tow package. U downgraded as far as towing goes . I'd try it u will know if it's to heavy.

He probably has the tow package. Its the MAX tow that he needs where the axle ratio is changed from 3.23 to the 3.73. Then the Wrangler is tow rating is 3,500 pounds.

Otherwise, with the 3.23 it is only rated at 2,000 pounds. Trying it like you said could mean that if something happens to the Jeep he will be on his own to fix it and it could be quite onerous.
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