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post #11 of 71 (permalink) Old 07-20-2015, 04:50 PM
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Problem with that is that it attaches under your bumper so you will kill your departure angle if you off road.
Like TractorAK states, the main reason why I went back to the dealer and got it done rather than after market. Didn't even consider the departure angles etc until I did research on hitches & this fourm! Great place with knowledgeable people!

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Do you guys think it would be prohibitively expensive to have the axles that come with the factory tow package installed after the fact? I'm sure that in addition to the parts swap, new programming would be needed for both the transmission, speedometer, As well as the TCM and "torque transfer device" in the rear.

I'm pretty sure the answe is yes, and nobody has had this done, but I would love to get the lower ratio axles so I would have a better crawl ratio in 1st gear, and a useable 9th gear...
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Do you guys think it would be prohibitively expensive to have the axles that come with the factory tow package installed after the fact? I'm sure that in addition to the parts swap, new programming would be needed for both the transmission, speedometer, As well as the TCM and "torque transfer device" in the rear.

I'm pretty sure the answe is yes, and nobody has had this done, but I would love to get the lower ratio axles so I would have a better crawl ratio in 1st gear, and a useable 9th gear...

There's nothing thats going to make 9th gear usable.


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As far as I am aware the V6 Trailhawk already has the lower gearing with or with without tow package? Sonit would only be the non trailhawk variants?

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As far as I am aware the V6 Trailhawk already has the lower gearing with or with without tow package? Sonit would only be the non trailhawk variants?
Nope. Unfortunately we got everything but the differential ratios, the hitch, and the harness. We do have all the auxiliary cooling though.

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I did install myself. Really easy. I did hitch only too. Follow instructions in that thread link above. Key is you do NOT need to remove the whole rear plastic thingy.


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I had dealer install the tow package on my 2015 Latitude. Every thing but the lower axel gears. It cost me $660. It looks like it came from the factory with it.
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I have posted up my MPGs and history. I wonder what others who do NOT have the factory tow package are getting? This is for another thread, obviously, just thinking out loud at this point.

I ordered mine because I knew exactly what I wanted, and what I did not. The tow package was mandatory. And I am happy I did it. The Jeep tows great, and my custom trailer behind it works wonderfully. I would strongly suggest that if you are going to have the OEM hitch installed, get the wiring too. If the zombies come and you find a trailer to cram everything you own in, you might just wish you had those two plugs...

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Out of curiosity, anyone have the part number for the rear fascia for a Trailhawk with ParkSense?

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when the dealer put my hitch on they cut the original fascia and put an insert in it. Looks like factory original.
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