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Old 01-18-2013, 08:21 PM
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2004 2.4l SE TJ (Towing)

I've tried googling and searching this site, so if I missed the info some where I apologize. I'm just wondering if anyone has familiarity with towing anything with 2.4L Jeep TJ with manual transmission. I read that it isn't recommended to tow anything with a 2.4L manual transmission. Others say it depends on braking, etc..

In any case, my needs would only be taking some fishing gear to the coast and wondering if I can pull anything to help with the space needs. Thanks for any help you can offer.
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Old 01-19-2013, 07:37 AM   #2
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It'll pull a trailer fine. But don't expect it to pull a huge trailer, the Jeeps wheel base is just too short to handle heavy loads.
My 2.4 with the 6 speed pulls small trailers just fine.

Remember the 4cyl is rated to pull 1000 lbs, but the 4.0 is rated at 2000. I would say you're safe to pull up to 2000 lbs, the only reason the 4.0 gets a higher rating is because it makes more power, not because it has better brakes or anything.

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The towing rating has more to do with the wheel base then the engine. For example. A regular Tj can tow 2000ibl max where a LJ can tow 3500lbs. The only diff between these two are 10inches.......thats what she said...lol. Sorry I had to.
Most people say dont tow anything with the 2.4. Like JDT said if its small and light then you should be ok. The 4 bannger is a dog without towing though so be careful when you are.
0-60 in one trip sort of dog.
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