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Old 06-23-2013, 07:34 PM   #1
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Towing capability after tires and lift?

I was just wondering how much of a negative effect that 35 inch tires and 3.5 inch lift has on my JKU. I have 4.10 gear ratios and the max tow package and its the 3.6 L engine. I'm towing around 3000 lbs. Should I expect a drastic change?

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Old 06-23-2013, 10:45 PM   #2
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I tow about 3,000 lbs with a very similar setup. You will still have plenty of power from a dead stop and up to 55 mph or so. Any type of hill will really put a load on it, particularly at highway speeds. Keep in mind braking will also be negatively impacted so make sure and leave extra room. Overall it works, but it will never be a 1/2 ton pick up.

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Old 06-23-2013, 10:47 PM   #3
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I asked similar quetion once.

Here is the response I got: May 2012 4xForum Letters to the Editor - 4 Wheel Drive Magazine
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Old 06-24-2013, 01:29 PM   #4
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Thanks you guys are awesome.

Okay so my trailer already has built in brakes, so I don't think I'll have to worry about making much necessary adjustments in the stopping aspects yet. As for pulling power that maybe an issue as I tow my boat to some really hilly places.
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