Go Back   Jeep Garage - Jeep Forum > Jeep Platform Discussion > Grand Cherokee - WK

Join Jeep Garage Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
  #1  
Old 08-06-2010, 12:37 PM
lewi3069's Avatar
Member
My Jeep: 2007 4.7L WK
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Jones, OK
Posts: 538
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 2090
lewi3069 is on a distinguished road
Towing with a jeep?

I was just looking around at justforjeeps and stumbled accross this auxiliary fan for the 2007 4.7L like I have... do I need this to tow what I want to tow? http://justforjeeps.com/aufankit.html

I want to be able to tow my buddy's old 72 jeep j2500... we are lifting mine and his to do some off roading but instead of driving them both 10 hours to new mexico or where ever we go... Plus it would save on gas and what not..
__________________

__________________
[SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]
2007 Jeep Grand Cherokee 4.7L, 4x4

Done: Tow Hooks, Amsoil Severe Gear 75w-140, Amsoil Air Filter, Amsoil 0w-20, Amsoil T-Case, NGK V-Power, Skid Plate Front and Front Engine, Front Hitch, Hypergrounding, Shorty Antenna, 2" Old Man Emu Lift, Nitto Terra Graplers, Rola Rack
Need to be Done:Magnaflow Muffler, Fuel & Tcase Skid Plate,
The Electronics:Escort 9500ix, 400 Watt Inverter, Rockford Fosgate P2, Viper 5901, CB Radio, DB Drive 6.5, SuperChips, Rigid Dually Flood (Front), Rigid Dually Diffused (Backup)
Future Electronics: Mopar/Kicker 6x9 and dash, Scanner
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 08-06-2010, 01:02 PM
AB Jeepster's Avatar
Member
My Jeep: 2008 3.0L WK
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Alberta/Arizona
Posts: 574
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 2219
AB Jeepster is on a distinguished road
Re: Towing with a jeep?

you may need a tranny cooler, and you would certainly need a brake controller.
__________________

__________________
[SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]

Light Graystone Pearl 2008.5 GC Laredo CRD 4WD "North Edition".
Mods: Scottina 06'd OEM-HID's, WK Bilsteins & SRT springs
(S) Stock SRT-sized chrome reps & Nitto 420s's,
(W) WK 18" factory rims & Cooper Discoverer 255/55/18's
Artificial intelligence is absolutely no match for natural stupidity!
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 08-06-2010, 01:23 PM
lewi3069's Avatar
Member
My Jeep: 2007 4.7L WK
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Jones, OK
Posts: 538
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 2090
lewi3069 is on a distinguished road
Re: Towing with a jeep?

Quote:
Originally Posted by AB Jeepster View Post
you may need a tranny cooler, and you would certainly need a brake controller.
I have the stock tranny cooler... and I was looking at http://www.amazon.com/Hopkins-Brake-.../dp/B000BQWJFW
__________________
[SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]
2007 Jeep Grand Cherokee 4.7L, 4x4

Done: Tow Hooks, Amsoil Severe Gear 75w-140, Amsoil Air Filter, Amsoil 0w-20, Amsoil T-Case, NGK V-Power, Skid Plate Front and Front Engine, Front Hitch, Hypergrounding, Shorty Antenna, 2" Old Man Emu Lift, Nitto Terra Graplers, Rola Rack
Need to be Done:Magnaflow Muffler, Fuel & Tcase Skid Plate,
The Electronics:Escort 9500ix, 400 Watt Inverter, Rockford Fosgate P2, Viper 5901, CB Radio, DB Drive 6.5, SuperChips, Rigid Dually Flood (Front), Rigid Dually Diffused (Backup)
Future Electronics: Mopar/Kicker 6x9 and dash, Scanner
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 08-06-2010, 02:08 PM
maxst2's Avatar
Senior Member
My Jeep: 2006 4.7L WK
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Oakland,IA
Posts: 1,475
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Rep Power: 198526
maxst2 has a reputation beyond reputemaxst2 has a reputation beyond reputemaxst2 has a reputation beyond reputemaxst2 has a reputation beyond reputemaxst2 has a reputation beyond reputemaxst2 has a reputation beyond reputemaxst2 has a reputation beyond reputemaxst2 has a reputation beyond reputemaxst2 has a reputation beyond reputemaxst2 has a reputation beyond reputemaxst2 has a reputation beyond repute
Send a message via AIM to maxst2 Send a message via MSN to maxst2 Send a message via Yahoo to maxst2 Send a message via Skype™ to maxst2
Re: Towing with a jeep?

I want to know where that is installed. There is a clutch fan and a electric fan on my 4.7L and I tow. I don't want to get this and then find out i have it already and/or can't get it in.

Here's mine towing a 15-18ft trailer i think it is...I have a 180* tstat in and It didn't get any hotter than normal while driving but when i was backing up and in reverse it warmed up abit - maybe where aux fan comes into play? Also I did that without electric brakes. I just got a 300$ controller from my step dad since his new 2500HD has it built in. I just need to get a 7pin setup wired in and get it mounted and such.
__________________
2006 65th Anni. Grand Cherokee 4x4 in black w/ 4.7L V8
MODS:
Installed- HID 5000k kit in fogs, Superchips programmer,AFE stage 2 intake, Jet 180* Thermostat, De-badged, Flyin' Ryan Modified Throttle Body - Ported then bored out. Magnaflow muffler. Rola Roof basket, Stubby Antenna, bquiet sound dampening for the rear deck. Rigid led spots on rola rack.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 08-06-2010, 04:09 PM
maxst2's Avatar
Senior Member
My Jeep: 2006 4.7L WK
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Oakland,IA
Posts: 1,475
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Rep Power: 198526
maxst2 has a reputation beyond reputemaxst2 has a reputation beyond reputemaxst2 has a reputation beyond reputemaxst2 has a reputation beyond reputemaxst2 has a reputation beyond reputemaxst2 has a reputation beyond reputemaxst2 has a reputation beyond reputemaxst2 has a reputation beyond reputemaxst2 has a reputation beyond reputemaxst2 has a reputation beyond reputemaxst2 has a reputation beyond repute
Send a message via AIM to maxst2 Send a message via MSN to maxst2 Send a message via Yahoo to maxst2 Send a message via Skype™ to maxst2
Re: Towing with a jeep?

Sent an email via contact us there at justforjeeps.com and in about 15min i got a reply about the mounting instructions for it. What it is is a clutch fan... which if you have the tow group you have it already installed. Which mine must have already! So woot.
__________________
2006 65th Anni. Grand Cherokee 4x4 in black w/ 4.7L V8
MODS:
Installed- HID 5000k kit in fogs, Superchips programmer,AFE stage 2 intake, Jet 180* Thermostat, De-badged, Flyin' Ryan Modified Throttle Body - Ported then bored out. Magnaflow muffler. Rola Roof basket, Stubby Antenna, bquiet sound dampening for the rear deck. Rigid led spots on rola rack.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 08-06-2010, 04:17 PM
maxst2's Avatar
Senior Member
My Jeep: 2006 4.7L WK
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Oakland,IA
Posts: 1,475
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Rep Power: 198526
maxst2 has a reputation beyond reputemaxst2 has a reputation beyond reputemaxst2 has a reputation beyond reputemaxst2 has a reputation beyond reputemaxst2 has a reputation beyond reputemaxst2 has a reputation beyond reputemaxst2 has a reputation beyond reputemaxst2 has a reputation beyond reputemaxst2 has a reputation beyond reputemaxst2 has a reputation beyond reputemaxst2 has a reputation beyond repute
Send a message via AIM to maxst2 Send a message via MSN to maxst2 Send a message via Yahoo to maxst2 Send a message via Skype™ to maxst2
Re: Towing with a jeep?

Just got with my hitch and towing place... going to get wired up for 7pin this monday
__________________
2006 65th Anni. Grand Cherokee 4x4 in black w/ 4.7L V8
MODS:
Installed- HID 5000k kit in fogs, Superchips programmer,AFE stage 2 intake, Jet 180* Thermostat, De-badged, Flyin' Ryan Modified Throttle Body - Ported then bored out. Magnaflow muffler. Rola Roof basket, Stubby Antenna, bquiet sound dampening for the rear deck. Rigid led spots on rola rack.
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 08-07-2010, 12:52 AM
lewi3069's Avatar
Member
My Jeep: 2007 4.7L WK
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Jones, OK
Posts: 538
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 2090
lewi3069 is on a distinguished road
Sweet thanks for mailing them cuz that means I have it also!

Sent from my PC36100 using Tapatalk
__________________
[SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]
2007 Jeep Grand Cherokee 4.7L, 4x4

Done: Tow Hooks, Amsoil Severe Gear 75w-140, Amsoil Air Filter, Amsoil 0w-20, Amsoil T-Case, NGK V-Power, Skid Plate Front and Front Engine, Front Hitch, Hypergrounding, Shorty Antenna, 2" Old Man Emu Lift, Nitto Terra Graplers, Rola Rack
Need to be Done:Magnaflow Muffler, Fuel & Tcase Skid Plate,
The Electronics:Escort 9500ix, 400 Watt Inverter, Rockford Fosgate P2, Viper 5901, CB Radio, DB Drive 6.5, SuperChips, Rigid Dually Flood (Front), Rigid Dually Diffused (Backup)
Future Electronics: Mopar/Kicker 6x9 and dash, Scanner
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 08-07-2010, 10:50 AM
AB Jeepster's Avatar
Member
My Jeep: 2008 3.0L WK
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Alberta/Arizona
Posts: 574
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 2219
AB Jeepster is on a distinguished road
Re: Towing with a jeep?

Quote:
Originally Posted by maxst2 View Post
I want to know where that is installed. There is a clutch fan and a electric fan on my 4.7L and I tow. I don't want to get this and then find out i have it already and/or can't get it in.

Here's mine towing a 15-18ft trailer i think it is...I have a 180* tstat in and It didn't get any hotter than normal while driving but when i was backing up and in reverse it warmed up abit - maybe where aux fan comes into play? Also I did that without electric brakes. I just got a 300$ controller from my step dad since his new 2500HD has it built in. I just need to get a 7pin setup wired in and get it mounted and such.
I am not sure I would want to be in front of you if you were towing that trailer loaded, and you had to stop suddenly, without the controller installed.
__________________
[SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]

Light Graystone Pearl 2008.5 GC Laredo CRD 4WD "North Edition".
Mods: Scottina 06'd OEM-HID's, WK Bilsteins & SRT springs
(S) Stock SRT-sized chrome reps & Nitto 420s's,
(W) WK 18" factory rims & Cooper Discoverer 255/55/18's
Artificial intelligence is absolutely no match for natural stupidity!
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 08-07-2010, 12:05 PM
maxst2's Avatar
Senior Member
My Jeep: 2006 4.7L WK
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Oakland,IA
Posts: 1,475
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Rep Power: 198526
maxst2 has a reputation beyond reputemaxst2 has a reputation beyond reputemaxst2 has a reputation beyond reputemaxst2 has a reputation beyond reputemaxst2 has a reputation beyond reputemaxst2 has a reputation beyond reputemaxst2 has a reputation beyond reputemaxst2 has a reputation beyond reputemaxst2 has a reputation beyond reputemaxst2 has a reputation beyond reputemaxst2 has a reputation beyond repute
Send a message via AIM to maxst2 Send a message via MSN to maxst2 Send a message via Yahoo to maxst2 Send a message via Skype™ to maxst2
Re: Towing with a jeep?

Couple things about that...

I wasn't 100% loaded to capacity. There prolly was only 10% of what it really could haul on my return trip(in the pic it was completely full with furniture and other large items prolly 60% of what it could really haul but I only had that for 5 miles to deliver to storage). Also.. where I live is decently flat and with the light load it wasnt bad + i gave myself double the room when behind someone/something.

but that'll all change come monday... i get my controller and it changed in wiring done up!
__________________
2006 65th Anni. Grand Cherokee 4x4 in black w/ 4.7L V8
MODS:
Installed- HID 5000k kit in fogs, Superchips programmer,AFE stage 2 intake, Jet 180* Thermostat, De-badged, Flyin' Ryan Modified Throttle Body - Ported then bored out. Magnaflow muffler. Rola Roof basket, Stubby Antenna, bquiet sound dampening for the rear deck. Rigid led spots on rola rack.
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 08-07-2010, 12:44 PM
maxst2's Avatar
Senior Member
My Jeep: 2006 4.7L WK
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Oakland,IA
Posts: 1,475
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Rep Power: 198526
maxst2 has a reputation beyond reputemaxst2 has a reputation beyond reputemaxst2 has a reputation beyond reputemaxst2 has a reputation beyond reputemaxst2 has a reputation beyond reputemaxst2 has a reputation beyond reputemaxst2 has a reputation beyond reputemaxst2 has a reputation beyond reputemaxst2 has a reputation beyond reputemaxst2 has a reputation beyond reputemaxst2 has a reputation beyond repute
Send a message via AIM to maxst2 Send a message via MSN to maxst2 Send a message via Yahoo to maxst2 Send a message via Skype™ to maxst2
Re: Towing with a jeep?

I should also note, even with the heavy load it was quite stable and wasn't too bad pulling in heavy cross winds - no snaking at 60+mph. Braking... I could tell it was there, but then again I gave myself lots more room to brake. Once that controller is in it'll be a cake walk.
__________________

__________________
2006 65th Anni. Grand Cherokee 4x4 in black w/ 4.7L V8
MODS:
Installed- HID 5000k kit in fogs, Superchips programmer,AFE stage 2 intake, Jet 180* Thermostat, De-badged, Flyin' Ryan Modified Throttle Body - Ported then bored out. Magnaflow muffler. Rola Roof basket, Stubby Antenna, bquiet sound dampening for the rear deck. Rigid led spots on rola rack.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
2006 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo, towing capacity Jaimie Grand Cherokee - WK 18 07-15-2010 09:43 AM
WK towing! maxst2 Grand Cherokee - WK 11 06-19-2010 01:22 PM
Towing NHWK05 Grand Cherokee - WK 31 04-01-2010 12:50 PM
03 Jeep Grand Cherokee- towing specs & curb weight johnpsully Grand Cherokee - WJ 4 02-21-2010 01:45 PM
wj towing mountian goat Troubleshooting/Problems 11 02-20-2010 05:13 PM

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:58 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Copyright 2012 - JeepGarage.Org
The Jeep Grand Cherokee Owners Community