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jeep cherokee xj 4.0 auto

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25 Oct 2017 @ 16:16:56 pm
jroz
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Hi again
is anyone using jeep cherokee xj as a towing vehicle? seems tough as a nail of a car, Tare 1550, Please share your experience
kind regards
jan
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25 Oct 2017 @ 21:10:41 pm
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I presume this is a follow up model from the old Jeep Wagoneer. I think it was a rugged vehicle but just wonder about some of the models built in China in the old days.

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30 Oct 2017 @ 13:43:18 pm
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It should be a great tow vehicle - lots of torque. The only problem I have with 4 speed auto's, is that your direct drive is "3rd" gear - therefore this is the ideal towing gear. So you often find over revving in 2nd (going up hill) and then in to 3 rd gear. It is as if the "gates" between 3rd and 4th is very big. Althopugh I do not have experience with the Jeep 4.0L, I towed with the Jeep KJ 3.7, the model after this one). Having said that, it should not be too big of an issue to overcome.

Enjoy!

Edwin

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31 Oct 2017 @ 08:53:40 am
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The 4.0 XJ is seen as one of the toughest Jeeps of recent years (and probably the best looking in my opinion!). The engine is almost bomb proof and I think so is the g/box and drive line. Spares a tad expensive but there is a chap in Highveld Technopark, Centurion (American SUV) who services Jeeps, knows them inside out and also sells both new and used spares (he imports his own stock from the US) so it would be possible to get anything you may need from him.
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03 Nov 2017 @ 14:36:21 pm
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Hi, yes great vehicle with a bit of the drinking problem ( around 12l/100k open road and 16 in town, about 18 towing, generally speaking)
thanks guys for the input
jan
jan & Su
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03 Nov 2017 @ 14:41:24 pm
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Hi Danie, see that you towing your sceinic with freelander1 Td4 (or were) how is the combination, hows the Td4 cope with full size van behind ? whats your tow ball load?
cheers
jan
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19 Nov 2017 @ 13:21:12 pm
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Hi again
is anyone using jeep cherokee xj as a towing vehicle? seems tough as a nail of a car, Tare 1550, Please share your experience
kind regards
jan

I am using a 2011 Jeep Cherokee 3.7L V6 to tow with. I have a 2008 Sprite Swift and it tows it like a dream
Nigel
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19 Nov 2017 @ 13:24:24 pm
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Hi again
is anyone using jeep cherokee xj as a towing vehicle? seems tough as a nail of a car, Tare 1550, Please share your experience
kind regards
jan

I am using a 2011 Jeep Cherokee 3.7L V6 to tow with. I have a 2008 Sprite Swing and it tows it like a dream
Nigel
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