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Old 05-16-2014, 09:26 AM
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Re: OEM Tow Setup On Order

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How about the heavy duty engine cooling and 3.517 final drive ratio? That is probably the most important piece of the tow group...
Depends on your towing needs and engine selection. The V-6, 3.2L has heavy duty cooling, and the higher FDR is only important for heavy towing - at the compromise of higher engine revs/mph.

I didn't order the factory tow package only because I did not need/want the higher final drive ratio transmission (3.251 vs. 3.517 w/ tow package). My hitch will only be used for a bike rack, and perhaps a light tow. Hmmmm. I'll install the hitch now and hold on the wiring until/unless needed for a tow.

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Re: OEM Tow Setup On Order

We did not need the V6/4500 lb tow capacity. We only tow a small utility 1200 GVW trailer, so the I4 is fine, but nothing on lot has a factory hitch. Yesterday, I bought the hitch receiver and compatible fascia and put it on myself today. 6 hours and no issues. Dealer wanted $225 for install. Looks great. Didn't want an aftermarket hitch, reduces clearance and departure angle. Can provide lessons learned (instructions not accurate, for example).

I have ordered a e-trailer harness for the 14 Cherokee, see video. It will take time, but do not have to remove interior panels all the way to dash, plus you do not need a software upgrade either. The e-trailer harness is only a 4 flat, ok for me. Missing piece is the finished connectors which snap into the receiver metalwork, could buy one for another $56 and solder or crimp the aftermarket 4 flat leads. Project for another day
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