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af1989 08-29-2010 06:34 AM

Newguy from Misawa AB Japan (USAF)
 
Howdy Everyone!

Getting ready to come back to the States and retire after 22 years!! Wooh Wooh!! I am looking at a Jeep but need to ensure whatever I get can tow a trailer that I put one (1) Harley into. Its a Softtail.

I really like the looks of the 2-drs but I am being told I should go with the 4-dr due to increased lenght?

Can I haul a nice sized trailer with one or the other? Any inputs would be greatly appreciated!

Abject

JDsDream 08-29-2010 08:47 AM

Welcome to the forum and THANK YOU for your service. Are you planning on buying new and what would the total trailer + bike weight be? If you are going for a used Jeep the TJ unlimited has 2 doors + the extended wheel base, D-44 rear axel and an increased towing capacity. I don't know about the JKs (07-11) but I am sure that there is someone here that can help with that.

stangfreak 08-29-2010 10:18 AM

Welcome to the forum

distortedtj 08-29-2010 02:43 PM

Welcome to the forum Brother. :punk:

Good luck on your jeep search. As for Towing the (97 to 06) TJ is only rated at 2000lb max towing. And the LJ (04 to 06) rated at 2500lbs.

Can't remember the tow rating of the JK's (07 to present) but someone will chime in.

Again welcome to the forum bud. :wavey:

Ageless Stranger 08-29-2010 03:02 PM

Welcome to WF. :wavey:

Walkingstick 08-29-2010 07:03 PM

I'd go with an LJ. Or a 2dr JK since the JK is wider. But the motor in JKs isn't as powerful as the Inline6.
Welcome to the forum and thanks for your service

Coyote_94YJ 08-29-2010 07:21 PM

Welcome to the forum.

← Jealous. I really want to get stationed at Misawa. I'm at Fairchild now.

daveblev 08-29-2010 07:58 PM

THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR HELPING KEEP US FREE!
that doesn't get said enough, and that's a shame.
anyway, welcome. wow, you're a biker, AND a jeeper--:punk:
me too!
dave

Austin Meredith 08-29-2010 09:56 PM

Welcome to the forlum! Thanks for serving, and its great to hear your a jeeper and you like to ride!

af1989 08-30-2010 06:01 AM

Thanks!
 
1st Off – Thanks to everyone for the posts! I will try to answer back to all.

af1989 08-30-2010 06:10 AM

Thanks!
 
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Originally Posted by JDsDream (Post 747916)
Welcome to the forum and THANK YOU for your service. Are you planning on buying new and what would the total trailer + bike weight be? If you are going for a used Jeep the TJ unlimited has 2 doors + the extended wheel base, D-44 rear axel and an increased towing capacity. I don't know about the JKs (07-11) but I am sure that there is someone here that can help with that.

I was hoping new as I can get the military discount while stationed overseas. So, Ideally, I would like that but no shame in the game if I get a solid ride that I can 4x4 and haul a little with! The Heritage is around 700, trailer about 1000. Tango!

af1989 08-30-2010 06:16 AM

Thanks
 
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Originally Posted by distortedtj (Post 748349)
Welcome to the forum Brother. :punk:

Good luck on your jeep search. As for Towing the (97 to 06) TJ is only rated at 2000lb max towing. And the LJ (04 to 06) rated at 2500lbs.

Can't remember the tow rating of the JK's (07 to present) but someone will chime in.

Again welcome to the forum bud. :wavey:

Appreciate it! So, LJ’s seems best if I stick used. Pardon my naivety; Are the two lettered codes linked to the VIN’ sets or something else?

af1989 08-30-2010 06:19 AM

Thanks
 
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Originally Posted by Walkingstick (Post 748659)
I'd go with an LJ. Or a 2dr JK since the JK is wider. But the motor in JKs isn't as powerful as the Inline6.
Welcome to the forum and thanks for your service

Thank you for the input. Seems the LJ has the lead! It this something i have to ask for when looking at buying used? Are the LJ's the standard for that specfic year(s)?

af1989 08-30-2010 06:23 AM

Thanks! I love it here. 7 years tucked away.... made the deployments bearable. But, I hope to hang the beret up for good soon enough. I hit the northern island of Hokkaido in nine days!! 10 day trip on my Fatboy! gonna circle the whole thing and hit every geo-cache they got up there!!

Walkingstick 08-30-2010 06:21 PM

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Originally Posted by af1989

Thank you for the input. Seems the LJ has the lead! It this something i have to ask for when looking at buying used? Are the LJ's the standard for that specfic year(s)?

LJ is a longer wheel base TJ.
It has a wee bit better towing capacity than a normal TJ.
But then again it all comes down to the driver and how good they're at towing.
No you don't have to ask for LJs on used lots not unless they've got it tucked away somewhere, but then again every dealership is different.

distortedtj 08-30-2010 06:31 PM

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Originally Posted by distortedtj (Post 748349)
TJ= (97 to 06) Your regular old TJ wrangler
LJ= (04 to 06) An LJ is the same as the TJ but has a longer wheel base and slightly longer tub. Making it about 16'' longer.
JK (07 to present) Both 2 door and 4door.

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Originally Posted by af1989 (Post 749650)
Thank you for the input. Seems the LJ has the lead! It this something i have to ask for when looking at buying used? Are the LJ's the standard for that specfic year(s)?

;)

Also even though I'm not a JK guy don't let the run you away from a used one if it meets your needs.

af1989 10-21-2010 01:10 AM

Well - Been busy with work and out-processing to retire! It's offical. I went new. Picking up a 2010 Wrangler Unlimited. I need to get a tow package for it once I pickit up (It was a pre-order that got cancelled)...... any help would be cool! I will be stateside with a Jeep under my butt in 28 days!!

marine13 10-21-2010 12:09 PM

Welcome! I was stationed at Iwakuni MCAS and in Okinawa for awhile. I loved that country.

Thanks for your service to this country and congratulations on your new jeep and your well earned retirement. Enjoy both!

I have a 98 TJ and I don't have any issues towing a small trailer with a 4 wheeler or pulling my bass boat to the lake.

blkrubi88 10-21-2010 02:41 PM

Thanks for your service and welcome to the forum!

af1989 10-21-2010 11:46 PM

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Originally Posted by marine13 (Post 832783)
Welcome! I was stationed at Iwakuni MCAS and in Okinawa for awhile. I loved that country.

Thanks for your service to this country and congratulations on your new jeep and your well earned retirement. Enjoy both!

I have a 98 TJ and I don't have any issues towing a small trailer with a 4 wheeler or pulling my bass boat to the lake.

And thank you for your service as well!

so what is mine (Wranger Unlimited 4dr) a 10 TJ or 10 JK?

Thanks!

af1989 10-21-2010 11:46 PM

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Originally Posted by blkrubi88 (Post 833053)
Thanks for your service and welcome to the forum!


Thank you! enjoying it!!

marine13 10-22-2010 10:44 AM

I may be wrong but I think they anything after 2006 is a JK.

csamn2007 10-22-2010 10:55 AM

Welcome to WF!

1ATony 10-22-2010 01:03 PM

welcome to the site


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