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Zookeeper
March 19th, 2006, 07:08 PM
We're looking at using my wife's 2000 Cherokee for towing a travel trailer. According to the manual, I can tow up to 5,000 pounds with the heavy duty cooling and trans cooling systems. We have the heavy duty cooling system, but I'm pretty sure there's not a trans cooler on it.

So...what's involved with taking care of that? I'm not mechanically inclined enough to undertake an installation like this, so I'm stuck with a transmission shop or the stealership. Any ideas on what something like this would/should cost?

:unsure:

WhiteRhino
March 19th, 2006, 10:39 PM
It's not a tough job to do. A decent trans cooler can be mail ordered for around $50. Figure an hour or so. Check with Pat for an install price.

Or, if you want to take the drive, we can do it here.

Roadhouse
March 20th, 2006, 12:11 AM
Ari, do you have the factory tow packaged...with 3.73 gears, and reese hitch. If so it will have the tranny cooler.

Zookeeper
March 20th, 2006, 07:39 AM
<div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(Roadhouse &#064; Mar 19 2006, 08&#58;11 PM) 12162</div>

Ari, do you have the factory tow packaged...with 3.73 gears, and reese hitch. If so it will have the tranny cooler.
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Nope. No hitch; and a 3.55 axle ratio based on the factory build sheet.



<div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(WhiteRhino &#064; Mar 19 2006, 06&#58;39 PM) 12158</div>

It&#39;s not a tough job to do. A decent trans cooler can be mail ordered for around &#036;50. Figure an hour or so. Check with Pat for an install price.

Or, if you want to take the drive, we can do it here.
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Thanks Jim, I may be taking you up on your offer&#33; First I have to figure out if we&#39;re even going the trailer route, but needed to see what it would take to prep the XJ to do it.

GerkTJ
March 20th, 2006, 08:53 PM
My son tows our 19 ft boat that weighs around 3000 lbs with his XJ. No problem with that weight but 5000 lbs would be more than I&#39;d want to pull up any hills&#33;

Zookeeper
March 21st, 2006, 08:02 AM
<div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(GerkTJ &#064; Mar 20 2006, 04&#58;53 PM) 12211</div>

My son tows our 19 ft boat that weighs around 3000 lbs with his XJ. No problem with that weight but 5000 lbs would be more than I&#39;d want to pull up any hills&#33;
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The trailer we&#39;re considering is a 17-footer. It has a dry weight of 2,700 and a GVWR of 3,800 -- so we&#39;d be a good bit below the max.