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Hi all. I'm going crazy trying to figure out the towing capacity on my 4-door 2014 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Sport (V6). I'm getting all kinds of differing answers. One Jeep dealership told me that all 4-door Wranglers have a 3,500-lb tow weight (2-doors have a 2,000), but I read online that some 4-door Wranglers with a 3.21 axle ratio, which limits the towing weight to 2,000 lbs. Did they make Wrangler 4-doors that have 3.21 axle ratios and 3.73? Thanks in advance for your help.
 

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Hi all. I'm going crazy trying to figure out the towing capacity on my 4-door 2014 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Sport (V6). I'm getting all kinds of differing answers. One Jeep dealership told me that all 4-door Wranglers have a 3,500-lb tow weight (2-doors have a 2,000), but I read online that some 4-door Wranglers with a 3.21 axle ratio, which limits the towing weight to 2,000 lbs. Did they make Wrangler 4-doors that have 3.21 axle ratios and 3.73? Thanks in advance for your help.

I want to say 2,000 with 3.21 gears. It was 3,500 with the max tow package, which added 3.73 gears IIRC. I know for 2015 they didn't have max tow on the Willys, but my 2015 with 3.73 was rated at 3,500. This should also be in your owners manual.
 

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My 2014 JKU with 3:21 and auto trans was 2000.
I think it was 2016 when Jeep changed the 3:21 4 door tow ratings.
 

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My 2015 Manual (I no longer have the vehicle but still have the downloaded manual) shows for all two doors the maximum trailer weight is 2000 pounds. For a four door, it is 2,000 pounds for those with 3.21 differentials, 3,500 pounds with either the 3.73 or 4.10 gears. The limits are the same for auto and manual transmissions.

FWIW - they did have a max towing package available in 2015. When I was researching my 2015 in the on line configuration module it showed up. The Max tow was a combination of the trailer wiring, hitch installation and 3.73 gearing. Both the differential ratio and trailer hitch/wiring were available separately. I actually saw a 2017 on a dealer's website that had both individual items ($495 each for a total of $990) rather than the Max Towing package ($895).
 

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@Stitches1974 My 2015 Willys came with Max Tow. Since the Willys came factory with 3.73 gears, max tow is listed on the window sticker as just the hitch and wiring @ $495. So yeah, $500 for a hitch lol

@OP, as stated above, Towing capacity with 3.21 gears is 2000 lbs, 3.73 gears is 3500 lbs.
 

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That's true, but there still was no option for the Willys called max tow. You just had a Willys with a tow package.
Could be. The option listed on my window sticker said "Max Tow" though. Still says it actually. I was curious so I pulled the sticker out of the filing cabinet. Max Tow, $495, hitch, wiring, 4 pin connector.

At any rate. Arguing on the Internet makes us look like that jackass that runs that other forum. At the end of the day, it was a $500 hitch
 

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Did they make Wrangler 4-doors that have 3.21 axle ratios and 3.73? Thanks in advance for your help.
For 2014 the standard gears for Sport, Sport S and Sahara are 3.21. 3.73 are an available option.
Max Tow package and Willys package both have 3.73. That's Max Tow, not the regular tow package.
Rubicon manuals have 4.10, autos have 3.73 standard with an option of 4.10.

All towing specs:
The JK towing thread 2007-2018 (Owners Manual Specs)


Enter your VIN here to see what gears (and other options) your Jeep has: https://fcacommunity.force.com/RAM/s/equipment-listing
 

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I regularly tow a travel trailer just under the 3500 pound limit with my 2015 JKUR. Happy to answer any questions. If you plan to tow more than 2500 or so, I'd strongly recommend a weight distribution system. It made towing MUCH more pleasant, and certainly safer.
 

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Tow Capacity

Read the manual. I learned the hard way. Bought a 2018 JL 2 door, told it had a 3500 tow capicity. After a LOT of research, it still has a 2000 lb capacity. Same gears, same transmission, same everything except 2 more doors. The wheel base is the problem. Makes everything unstable. So I strongly urge you to read the manual. I guess if have a 4 door you can up your gear ratio, but on a 2 door it just "don't" help.
 

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Hi all. I'm going crazy trying to figure out the towing capacity on my 4-door 2014 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Sport (V6). I'm getting all kinds of differing answers. One Jeep dealership told me that all 4-door Wranglers have a 3,500-lb tow weight (2-doors have a 2,000), but I read online that some 4-door Wranglers with a 3.21 axle ratio, which limits the towing weight to 2,000 lbs. Did they make Wrangler 4-doors that have 3.21 axle ratios and 3.73? Thanks in advance for your help.
I feel your frustration. It is very hard to get that info. I went thru the same thing. Here is the answer:

If you have a (standard) JKU Sport, then the towing is rated for 2,000lb

If you have a JKU Rubicon, then the towing is rated for 3,500lb

I don't have any idea if a towing package will change this 2,000lb limit

By the way, if you have a soft top, U-Haul will not rent you a trailer no matter how small it is.
 

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I feel your frustration. It is very hard to get that info. I went thru the same thing. Here is the answer:

If you have a (standard) JKU Sport, then the towing is rated for 2,000lb Not correct - if you have 3.21 diffs, 2000 lbs, if you have 3.73 diffs, it's 3,500 lbs.

If you have a JKU Rubicon, then the towing is rated for 3,500lb Correct, because it does not have 3.21 Diffs

I don't have any idea if a towing package will change this 2,000lb limit It doesn't. The tow rating is based on wheelbase and diff gearing. Towing package adds hitch and trailer wiring only. Max Tow Package adds hitch and wiring pluse 3.73 diffs if your trim level doesn't already have either 3.73 or 4.10 diffs.

By the way, if you have a soft top, U-Haul will not rent you a trailer no matter how small it is.
Again, this is all covered in the Owner's Manual.
 

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.......The tow rating is based on wheelbase.....
A correction to the correction, wheelbase has very little to do with towing weight. Hence the reason the 2016-2018 JK has the same tow rating as the JKU.
 
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