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08 4.7 Towing

Would towing a loaded ZJ (stock) behind my 08 XK be too much for it?

Also, anyone know what setup I would need for the ZJ?

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Flat tow, or on a trailer? What kind of terrain. Do you have a brake controller?
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I used my Commander to go to California and get my Bracket race car and tow it back to Phoenix on the trailer that I usually carry the car on. I had not trouble towing it. I did have a weight equalizing hitch and a sway control attachment on the hitch. I am sure that the two together weighed over 4,000 pounds. Here is a picture of the car and trailer.
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2007 Jeep Green Limited 4.7 Flex Fuel, RR 2.5" 4 inch Superlift coils on rear, 1.5" Spacers, Bridgestone 265/70/17, K&N CAI, Flowmaster, Diamond Plate Locking Trunk, Blue Ox Baseplate w/D-rings, "Get Lost 4X4" Front Bumper, T-Max 9000 winch, "Get Lost rear tire carrier, 30 gal second gas tank.
Second 2007 Jeep Green Limited Leather HEMI QDII VES Uconnect Flowmaster OEM Skids Tow Package

Maybe the two will meet up soon edit: they did , I now have 2,now gave 1 away...and got it back again.
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I used my Commander to go to California and get my Bracket race car and tow it back to Phoenix on the trailer that I usually carry the car on. I had no trouble towing it. I did have a weight equalizing hitch and a sway control attachment on the hitch. I am sure that the two together weighed over 4,000 pounds. Here is a picture of the car and trailer.

2007 Jeep Green Limited 4.7 Flex Fuel, RR 2.5" 4 inch Superlift coils on rear, 1.5" Spacers, Bridgestone 265/70/17, K&N CAI, Flowmaster, Diamond Plate Locking Trunk, Blue Ox Baseplate w/D-rings, "Get Lost 4X4" Front Bumper, T-Max 9000 winch, "Get Lost rear tire carrier, 30 gal second gas tank.
Second 2007 Jeep Green Limited Leather HEMI QDII VES Uconnect Flowmaster OEM Skids Tow Package

Maybe the two will meet up soon edit: they did , I now have 2,now gave 1 away...and got it back again.
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I have also flat towed my TJ easily with the 4.7 Commander. Here is a picture of it.

2007 Jeep Green Limited 4.7 Flex Fuel, RR 2.5" 4 inch Superlift coils on rear, 1.5" Spacers, Bridgestone 265/70/17, K&N CAI, Flowmaster, Diamond Plate Locking Trunk, Blue Ox Baseplate w/D-rings, "Get Lost 4X4" Front Bumper, T-Max 9000 winch, "Get Lost rear tire carrier, 30 gal second gas tank.
Second 2007 Jeep Green Limited Leather HEMI QDII VES Uconnect Flowmaster OEM Skids Tow Package

Maybe the two will meet up soon edit: they did , I now have 2,now gave 1 away...and got it back again.
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Sorry for the double posts. still getting the hang of how this works. Here is the picture.
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2007 Jeep Green Limited 4.7 Flex Fuel, RR 2.5" 4 inch Superlift coils on rear, 1.5" Spacers, Bridgestone 265/70/17, K&N CAI, Flowmaster, Diamond Plate Locking Trunk, Blue Ox Baseplate w/D-rings, "Get Lost 4X4" Front Bumper, T-Max 9000 winch, "Get Lost rear tire carrier, 30 gal second gas tank.
Second 2007 Jeep Green Limited Leather HEMI QDII VES Uconnect Flowmaster OEM Skids Tow Package

Maybe the two will meet up soon edit: they did , I now have 2,now gave 1 away...and got it back again.
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Flat tow, or on a trailer? What kind of terrain. Do you have a brake controller?
with a towbar and mostly level terrain. will be about 50 miles or so through Ute pass in Colorado - which is straight up.

no brake controller.
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I have also flat towed my TJ easily with the 4.7 Commander. Here is a picture of it.
looks good. since the XK is heavier than the ZJ i would not expect it to push much if at all. what sort of baseplate (if any) would i need to get? never mounted a towbar to a vehicle before.
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The TJ connection for a tow bar is pretty simple and can usually be welded to the front bumper. I am not sure about a Cherokee. A couple of sites that you might check out are Blue Ox and Roadmaster. Do a search and they will list towbars and baseplates. You might even check the local U-Haul dealer.

2007 Jeep Green Limited 4.7 Flex Fuel, RR 2.5" 4 inch Superlift coils on rear, 1.5" Spacers, Bridgestone 265/70/17, K&N CAI, Flowmaster, Diamond Plate Locking Trunk, Blue Ox Baseplate w/D-rings, "Get Lost 4X4" Front Bumper, T-Max 9000 winch, "Get Lost rear tire carrier, 30 gal second gas tank.
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thank you - will look now.
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