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Ahhh I didn't think about the use of the bike rack on the tow hitch!!! Will the jeep dealer install that after the factory build??? The plasti dipped rims are sick though I'm still debating on how it might look on the granite TH... Is the unconnect wifi service 20/month?
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Re: Ordering my TRAILHAWK

Amen and Amen
I just got mine looks like yours - white is the color for this vehicle - had it over the weekend with dealer plates - officially mine today and now has 300 of the best mile I have ever driven.
Everything positive already written goes triple for me. The finest engineered, best all around performing vehicle ever made and I have owned great vehicles since 1963 (very old here) On road or off it is equal to the finest the world has to offer.
If people could get past their preconceptions this will be an historic vehicle.
Toledeans, Italians, and some Germans have made a lethal ride with this fine vehicle.
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Re: Ordering my TRAILHAWK

We ordered the tow package and it was installed by Chrysler, when we picked up the car the salesperson told us that by having the tow installed by the manufacture we can tow up to 4500 lbs. If it is installed by the dealer then you are limited to 2000 lbs. The Uconnect service is for one year or 12 months.
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Re: Ordering my TRAILHAWK

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We ordered the tow package and it was installed by Chrysler, when we picked up the car the salesperson told us that by having the tow installed by the manufacture we can tow up to 4500 lbs. If it is installed by the dealer then you are limited to 2000 lbs. The Uconnect service is for one year or 12 months.
Tow package, given what it includes is really a good package. Even though we will tow our Limited behind our motorhome we may well trade the MH for a small travel trailer and we felt the increase to 4500 lbs was worth the price of admission itself.

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Deep in the Ouachita Mountains for a mountain biking trip/race I'm closing in on 500 miles in my Hawk.

I couldn't be more pleased. The roads here are steep tight and twisty to say the least and I feel like I've got a true sports car that happens to beg me to get off road. The transmission seems perfect for this type of driving by the way ESPECIALLY in sport mode.
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We ordered the tow package and it was installed by Chrysler, when we picked up the car the salesperson told us that by having the tow installed by the manufacture we can tow up to 4500 lbs. If it is installed by the dealer then you are limited to 2000 lbs. The Uconnect service is for one year or 12 months.
Have to call BS on that. Not that you were told that but the info itself.

1st of all 4500lbs is for the V6 only not the 2.4L. Not sure what motor you have but it matters. 2.4L is only rated to 2000lbs period even with the factory tow package. You need the tow package to get to 4500lbs with the V6 otherwise it is 2000lbs. See page 529 of the Owner's Manual where it is clearly spelled out.

Now, if you have the V6 and want the 4500lbs you just need to be sure you have the things needed. I am going to say it is the same situation we see with the Patriot and Compass 2.4L models. 1000lbs standard tow capacity and then 2000lbs if you add the oil cooler.

The Cherokee Tow Package includes the following...

7 and 4 Pin Wiring Harness
Class III Receiver Hitch
Full Size Spare Tire
Trailer Tow Wiring Harness
180-Amp Alternator (Unavailable with some configurations)
3.517 Final Drive Ratio (Unavailable with some configurations)
Heavy Duty Engine Cooling (Unavailable with some configurations)

The only thing in that list that should make a difference in bumping the weight is the oil cooler. I suppose the different drive ratio( 3.25 standard changed to 3.51 )could matter due to the 9spd trans but I don't believe it is enough to make the difference.

I can't say 100% for sure but my guess is it is the oil cooler that matters. If I had a V6 Cherokee that did not come with the Tow Package I would add a class III hitch, a wiring kit, and an oil cooler and I would tow up to the 4500lbs. If the gearing really matters you will know right off.
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Deep in the Ouachita Mountains for a mountain biking trip/race I'm closing in on 500 miles in my Hawk.

I couldn't be more pleased. The roads here are steep tight and twisty to say the least and I feel like I've got a true sports car that happens to beg me to get off road. The transmission seems perfect for this type of driving by the way ESPECIALLY in sport mode.

...great that you are enjoying your Cherokee in ways it was made for .

Have you noticed our vehicle will stop dead if you open the door while driving?

I have done it twice while maneuvering. Very unnerving. (a life long habit)
The Cherokee can break you of this habit pretty quick!

Have you experienced this? Is there a program defeat? I guess it puts on the parking brake.
(I might need the government mandated spotter to go along with the government mandated slam on the brakes if the door opens feature, if I can't get over opening the door while moving)
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