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Old 03-31-2019, 02:50 PM   #31
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Thinking about buying the JT in 2020.
But then I will have to sell my KL (no problem at all) and my YJ (ugh...). hmmm

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Old 05-25-2019, 07:17 AM   #32
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I'm selling my 16 JKU Rubicon HardRock for the Gladiator. The dealer is offering me $32,000 and doesn't want any of extras. (Trektop NX, Besttop vinyl doors upper & lower or mirrors).
I was checking on a JLU and for the $2000 more decided to order the Gladiator instead, both Rubicons of course.

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Old 05-25-2019, 10:12 AM   #33
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I cannot imagine how badly the 3.6 would struggle with that load
I 100% agree!! The difference in power and acceleration between my fully loaded 4 door (fridge, tools, water, recovery equip, etc,) and my wife's almost empty 2 door, is amazing. I really feel like I'm driving a sports car when I drive hers. The unlimited is not under powered, it's just that I can really feel every pound that I add. If 60 lbs of fuel in the ARB tank is very noticeable, I don't think that adding even a max 3500 lb trailer would be good (or doable) with a 3.6.. Adding a blower or a turbo or 2, MAYBE!!! I really could not imagine towing 7000 lbs. and expecting it to make it up a 4-5% grade without struggling ALOT!! I am sure we will soon be seeing the answer with the new rigs hitting the roads with 7000 lb trailers in tow and how fast (or slow) they are getting up slight grades.
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Old 05-27-2019, 03:55 PM   #34
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Nope nope nope.
Agree... Before seeing a JT I would have said maybe or yes but after seeing a few in real life? PASS!
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Old 05-31-2019, 04:57 AM   #35
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I 100% agree!! The difference in power and acceleration between my fully loaded 4 door (fridge, tools, water, recovery equip, etc,) and my wife's almost empty 2 door, is amazing. I really feel like I'm driving a sports car when I drive hers. The unlimited is not under powered, it's just that I can really feel every pound that I add. If 60 lbs of fuel in the ARB tank is very noticeable, I don't think that adding even a max 3500 lb trailer would be good (or doable) with a 3.6.. Adding a blower or a turbo or 2, MAYBE!!! I really could not imagine towing 7000 lbs. and expecting it to make it up a 4-5% grade without struggling ALOT!! I am sure we will soon be seeing the answer with the new rigs hitting the roads with 7000 lb trailers in tow and how fast (or slow) they are getting up slight grades.
^^^ truth. I’m sure the 4.10 gears that come with the max tow package help, but that is a lot of weight for a v6. I imagine 2nd gear with the motor screaming to maintain 45 up a decent grade. Cooling that is gonna be interesting. I have looked but cannot find any good vid of the truck pulling a load up a nice long grade. For now I’ll stick with my 250. It tows my jku up hills easily. Incidentally, my trailer and jku is around 7k, so I know what that feels like and I don’t know how well the 3.6 will pull that weight. Better use cheater bars too.
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Old 06-01-2019, 08:41 PM   #36
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TFL Truck has done a couple of tests. One was for MPG on flat ground.


Here is the "Super Ike" test. Which is a max rated load up the grade to the Eisenhower tunnel.

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JL is meh to me with its multiple batteries (up to 3!), stop/start, extra size, etc. so make mine a JK!
You mean like this?
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TFL Truck has done a couple of tests. One was for MPG on flat ground.

Here is the "Super Ike" test. Which is a max rated load up the grade to the Eisenhower tunnel.
Watched both of these. The “ike test” tells the story. That Jeep was being pushed around going down, regardless of what the driver says. The trip up was as I suspected. Floored to just keep 40 at the top. Towing more than a pop up is not what this truck is for.
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