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Old 04-30-2011, 06:01 AM   #1
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Anyone Towing Jeep Wrangler with Lift Kit ?

I am thinking about a 3-4 inch lift kit for my 09 Rubicon Unlimited but I have heard there could be problems towing it 4 down. Does anyone tow with a lift kit? Any aligment or problems towing 4 down.

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Old 04-30-2011, 11:01 AM   #2
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I have seen adapters in order for your tow bar to be with spec. for level. At worse you may have to have one custom made.

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I have an 07 wrangler with 3 inch lift. I got a receiver insert that has a 4 inch raise, works perfect. Harbor freight has them.
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Originally Posted by hardy1000 View Post
I am thinking about a 3-4 inch lift kit for my 09 Rubicon Unlimited but I have heard there could be problems towing it 4 down. Does anyone tow with a lift kit? Any aligment or problems towing 4 down.
Lift kits are not a problem. Many off-roaders tow their Wranglers with lift kits and larger tires all over.

I have 1 1997 Jeep Wrangler (TJ) that originally had a TeraFlex 4" lift with 33" tires and towed it all over the Western US. Later I switched to 35" tires. It now has become even more extreme with a Rubicon Express Long Arm lift and it still tows with no problems. It is probably over 5.5" of lift now (with 1.25" body lift) and 35" tires.

Actually towing a lifted Jeep behind a gas Class A (Southwind) makes the tow bar drop much more reasonable. As it stands right now I use a 2" rise for the tow bar. DP would need a significant rise.

With a lift kit you worry less about body and windshield damage from rocks thrown by the RV.

You will be pleasantly surprised how well a lifted coil spring Wrangler handles. On the older leaf spring Jeeps a lift could make the vehicle quite squirrely.

BTW: most lift companies are recommending a SYE/CV driveline for lifts over 2-3 inches.
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Not to change the subject, but just to give you a heads up. There have been problems with lift kits on the new Jeeps being installed incorrectly causing what is called a "death wobble". Google it and see what it takes when lifting to set your Jeep up correctly to avoid this.
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