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second gen s-10 ext. cab 4x4 7 46.67%
cherokee 4 door 4.0 auto 4x4 8 53.33%
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Old July 19th, 2008, 09:23 PM   #1
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what would tow better in aspects of power, control, and braking?
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Old July 19th, 2008, 09:24 PM   #2
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hmmm what are you thinkin of towing?
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Old July 19th, 2008, 09:26 PM   #3
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small camper or a boat
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Old July 19th, 2008, 09:27 PM   #4
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4cyl or 6cyl in the s10? and x2 for what beaner asked.
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4.3 in the s10 id say either or
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4.3 in the s-10 automatic trans
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Power i'd say the same, Control i would say the S-10 would have the advantage.


My Sonoma was just as stable on the highway as my Liberty (but this could just be the Frame flex absorbed everything so i didn't feel it)
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Ive towed 20ft boats with a 4.0 cherokee and 2 seadoos with the s10. Both were very noticable, but doable. Neither for very long distances tho. My dads cherokee did pretty good with his pop-up back in the day.
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I towed my boat (20') around Lake Tahoe for quite a few years with my XJ.
The cherokee did better than I thought it would, but you could feel the load pushing you around. The trans was better than you would think, the straight-six make plenty of low end torque. The brakes suck with a load.
Launching on a steep wet ramp could be a spectator sport.
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Launching on a steep wet ramp could be a spectator sport.

I always found navagating through all the idiots was the difficult part. I never had much of an issue launching as long as I had a halfway competent friend with me.

And xj's w/ there almost non-exsistent rear brakes, the brakes almost always suck.
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I've had both. An S10 is the better tow vehicle. More stable and better brakes. XJ brakes suck!
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so basically if i got a xj and put disk rears on it this would be a close call as far as towing goes?
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so basically if i got a xj and put disk rears on it this would be a close call as far as towing goes?

I'd still rather the S-10 for towing anything with mass

fishing boat, jet ski, etc. it won't matter. But if you're talking 3k lb+ i'd go with the S-10, especially if you plan to do it often or over long distances
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