Max load package on new 2014 JK - Jeep Wrangler Forum
Jeep Wrangler Forum

Go Back   Jeep Wrangler Forum > General Jeep Discussions > General Jeep Discussion

Join Wrangler Forum Today


Reply
 
Thread Tools

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on WranglerForum.com
Old 01-11-2014, 09:16 AM   #1
Newb
 
horseshoer12's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2014
Posts: 11
Max load package on new 2014 JK

I am going to get a new jk this year. I have some concerns on it's pulling. I shoe horses for a living and I am trying to make sure that the jk will pull my shoeing wagon on an everyday basis. What is the deal with the max towing package that is available? What makes it better? What does it beef up?

horseshoer12 is offline   Quote
Old 01-11-2014, 10:59 AM   #2
The Bad Guy

WF Supporting Member
 
daggo66's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: NJ exile living in Baltimore
Posts: 22,427
The Wrangler is not an ideal tow vehicle. The most it is rated for is 3500lbs.

__________________
Tom

"I've got two things in this world, my balls and my word and I don't break them for no one."
daggo66 is offline   Quote
Old 01-11-2014, 12:34 PM   #3
Newb
 
horseshoer12's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2014
Posts: 11
Do you happen to know why they would offer a max towing package?
horseshoer12 is offline   Quote
Old 01-11-2014, 12:40 PM   #4
yeah,,,, im that good

5-Year WF Supporting Member
 
panthermark's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Chicago-land
Posts: 10,332
Images: 13
In a new JK, all 2 doors are capped at 2000 pounds.

On the doors, those with 3.21 axle ratios are rated at 2000 pounds. Those with 3.73's or 4.10 are at 3500 pounds. That extra 1500 pounds is basically your max tow.

A Grand Cherokee would make a much better tow vehicle. Not as fun, but better suited to the task.
__________________
2013 Sahara Unlimited
Billet - Auto - 3.73 - Connectivity - Painted Hardtop - LSD - Remote Start - Saddle Leather - Side Airbags

I may mall crawl...but I look good doing it.....
panthermark is offline   Quote
Old 01-11-2014, 12:58 PM   #5
Newb
 
horseshoer12's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2014
Posts: 11
I was looking at the 4 door. I had a 88 yj. Loved it but we had another little one. Not enough room. Don't want to grow up just yet. Lol. Do you think if I put overload springs it would help
horseshoer12 is offline   Quote
Old 01-11-2014, 06:15 PM   #6
Jeeper
 
2five22's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Posts: 1,902
Overload springs won't solve the problem if you need to pull more than 3,500 pounds of trailer and everything in/on it. You'll need upgraded brakes, upgraded fasteners, and suspension components for the entire vehicle.

Since you are using it in your business as a work vehicle and if your trailer/cargo exceeds the factory trailer limit, your insurer may well decide to drop your coverage or elevate your premiums because you are exceeding the design requirements engineered into the vehicle. If you don't tell them and get into an accident... you'll be in a world of abject grief.

Personal use modification is one thing and business use is completely different.
2five22 is offline   Quote
Old 01-11-2014, 09:10 PM   #7
Newb
 
horseshoer12's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2014
Posts: 11
Don't think the trailer weighs over 3500. Just the wear and tear of everyday trailer pulling is what I'm worried about. Not sure the tranny will hold up.
horseshoer12 is offline   Quote
Old 01-11-2014, 09:17 PM   #8
Supporting Member

WF Supporting Member
 
schnutzy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: ring side seats to the the country's largest circus
Posts: 28,193
Send a message via AIM to schnutzy
i seriously doubt your shoeing wagon weighs more then 3500 pounds. and if it some how does, i have no doubt it could easily be made to weigh less.
__________________
clinging on to sanity, one motorcycle at a time.
schnutzy is offline   Quote
Old 01-11-2014, 09:33 PM   #9
Jeeper
 
Benjy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Woodlands/Conroe, TX
Posts: 263
Would throwing in an aftermarket tranny cooler with a fan help enough? I don't trailer much, but on the beaches, I've had my tranny overheat a bit so I looked a bit at the B&M coolers.

I did pull a single-axle trailer with 2500-3000 lbs on it 600 miles last Nov, had no issues with overheating.
__________________
2011 Nat Green Rubicon Unlimited, RR XHD Front & Rear, Warn M8000, Rock Hard 4x4 Rails, Flipped Mirror, Cobra 75 CB, MyGIG & Infinity, NAV, Homemade Bikini Top, 35x12.5x17 Toyo MTs on ATX Crawls w/ 0" offset (4.5" B.S.) with trimmed fenders, small lift needed soon.
Benjy is offline   Quote
Old 01-12-2014, 01:33 AM   #10
Jeeper
 
Lando25's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Southern Minnesota
Posts: 1,295
If it were me, I would get a diesel truck new or used. Better milage and towing capabilities.
__________________
sic vis pacem para bellum
OlllllllO
Lando25 is offline   Quote
Old 01-12-2014, 04:58 AM   #11
Newb
 
horseshoer12's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2014
Posts: 11
Already have that. My 3/4 ton 4x4 has 254,000 + on my 5.9 cummins. Looking to down size a little. Less money on maintance and parts. Looking to put the ol dodge back to glory

horseshoer12 is offline   Quote
Reply

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off




Download our Mobile App

» Featured Product

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:58 AM.


User Alert System provided by Advanced User Tagging v3.1.0 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2015 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.

Jeep®, Wrangler, Liberty, Wagoneer, Cherokee, and Grand Cherokee are copyrighted and trademarked to Chrysler Motors LLC.
Wranglerforum.com is not in any way associated with the Chrysler Motors LLC