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Unread 04-12-2010, 11:29 AM   #1
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84 K5 with 6.2L Tow rig?

Just wondering what you guys think about the military k5 as a tow rig? I figured it would be slow but could it handle a flat trailer with my Yj on it? It has the 6.2L Detroit in it. (non gas converted) TH400 tranny and NP208 t-case, Front and rear 10 bolts with 3.08 gears but I would probably get a gear change to like 4:10 or something. The rear has a locker in it.

I would use it as my daily and get rid of my car that I am currently driving.

Thanks in advance!

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Unread 04-12-2010, 12:44 PM   #2
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IMO it lacks the necessary wheelbase to use as a reliable tow rig.....well that and the 6.2 is a turd
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Unread 04-28-2010, 01:20 PM   #3
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I used to use one for offroad recovery at a tow co. I worked at. Awesome rig. The torque could a barn full of hay.
Go for it .I recommend putting 33s thats all you will need
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Unread 05-07-2010, 12:34 AM   #4
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IMO it lacks the necessary wheelbase to use as a reliable tow rig.....well that and the 6.2 is a turd
Ditto.

No way if that a long enough tow rig to tow a flatbed trailer with a Jeep on it - the jeep and trailer will probably come in at 6000lbs or so.
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Unread 05-07-2010, 07:17 AM   #5
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X2 6.2 is a turd
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Unread 05-07-2010, 07:22 AM   #6
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Thanks guys. Its been about a month and the k5 is gone.

I however still am looking for a cheap tow rig.
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Unread 05-07-2010, 07:45 AM   #7
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Thanks guys. Its been about a month and the k5 is gone.

I however still am looking for a cheap tow rig.
I know you said it's gone, but if this WAS a military truck I'd say if it was cheap go for it. I've pulled 8k+ hydr trailors from base to base with them all the time. They aren't fast, but I never broke either.
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Unread 05-07-2010, 07:48 AM   #8
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there is a guy on jf that made a cool tow rig out of a old u haul truck
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Unread 05-07-2010, 08:47 AM   #9
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I know you said it's gone, but if this WAS a military truck I'd say if it was cheap go for it. I've pulled 8k+ hydr trailors from base to base with them all the time. They aren't fast, but I never broke either.
Yeah it was Military and it was real cheap He wanted 1800 and he sold it for 1500
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there is a guy on jf that made a cool tow rig out of a old u haul truck
Crawler Hauler FTW
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