Originally Posted by Road Warrior
One other thing to consider is the max tow weight in Austraila for the exact same JKU that we have in the US is 4,400 lbs. I don't think the laws of physics are different down under
The laws of physics are the same, but the expectations of drivers are different. While high European towing ratings are usually cited, the same problem exists with rating from Australia - they are simply not comparable to ratings issued for North America, even when the vehicle is identical. You can tow two tons (2,000 kg, 4,400 lb) with a Wrangler, but not reliably at the speeds and under the other conditions expected in this market.
Australia can be an interesting source of hitches, because in some cases they use the superior structural design of European hitches, but with the square receiver used in North America. For the Wrangler, if the standard crossmember-mounted receiver provided by Jeep is inadequate for higher loads, there is the towbar offered by Towbars Australia
. It has a relatively conventional bolt-on attachment, but it is complete with North American-style 2-inch-square (50mm x 50m) receiver. Of course, it's a terrible place to ship from, due to the cost.