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First post on this forum, looks like a great site, i have got plenty of reading to do!! I have just fitted the Mopar/best bars towbar to my 2011 GC (very easy) but i am trying to figure out the tow capacity. The plate says 2268KG and 250KG tongue down load for cars without AHC (trailer tow prep group) or 3500KG 350 KG with AHC. How can i tell if my car has the trailer tow prep group or not? I bought it as a demo (never buyoing a demo again - new head, new shocks, new steering rack ends, stuck in the middle of nowhere because of the stupid sand mode failure, currently waiting on a power steering pump) so i don't know what the options list looked like but i am guessing it's just stock. It's a petrol V6 motor.

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Old 08-12-2013, 07:15 PM
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Re: Tow Capacitiy

All the AU models have the trailer prep. The tow rating is 3500kg for a 2011 model.
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Re: Tow Capacitiy

Enforcer, are you sure for the V6 petrol?
Although they all have the trailer prep done, the V6 petrol did/does not get the HD brakes and transmission cooler.
MY12-to current MY14 all have a max trailer capacity in the 2000kg range due to this.
The MY11 catalogue says the same as your plate.
http://www.wk2jeeps.com/manuals/2011...a_Jan_2011.pdf

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Trailer Tow Capacity (kg)
3.6L Pentastar V6 2,268

Tongue Load Limit (kg)
3.6L Pentastar V6 227
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Re: Tow Capacitiy

I think Snuke is correct.
The actual towbar's are the same, but the vehicles are different ratings.
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Sorry to Thead hijack, anybody know why the JGC is rated 3500KG down under and only 3265 in the US? Just curious.... It of course would seem to me the rating should be 3500KG globally like what the Touareg is but funny that it is higher there.

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Re: Tow Capacitiy

Willx,
Again, another irregularity between the US and Export models.
The only thing I can put it down to is the different towbars being used. Australia uses a New Zealand manufactured product and not the US made bar, which is apparently not compliant with Aussie standards.
There may be different towing rules in the US which rely on various factors such as vehicle weight, how many bolts are holding the radio together () that derive a different figure.
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Thank you so much, wouldn't want my radio falling out .

Good news is the Platform is designed to handle the weight which is good.
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Re: Tow Capacitiy

I was only 2/3rd's wrong then
They all have Tow prep, but the V6 cannot tow 3500kg, but the bar does support it.
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I was only 2/3rd's wrong then
They all have Tow prep, but the V6 cannot tow 3500kg, but the bar does support it.
2/3rd is almost 100% when you consider the overall picture.
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