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Unread 02-24-2012, 07:38 AM   #1
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Will a Titan be enough to flat tow a TJ? If so, what all do I need to tow it? I know the tow bar, lights, t-case in neutral, transmission in 5th, what else am I missing? I've never flat towed before, sorry for dumb questions.

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Unread 02-24-2012, 07:53 AM   #2
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What engine ?

turn key to first click so steering wheels turns, and saftey chains or winch attached to truck. I used HF magnetic lights they worked great. Also I put mine in 3rd gear.
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Unread 02-24-2012, 07:55 AM   #3
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Oh yea...dont go in reverse !
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Unread 02-24-2012, 07:57 AM   #4
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Transmission in "Fifth"??????????????
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Unread 02-24-2012, 08:02 AM   #5
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The jeep has 4.0 I6, truck has 5.6 V8. It's the jeep in my profile.
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Unread 02-24-2012, 08:03 AM   #6
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Transmission in "Fifth"??????????????
Ya I never heard fith before, but I think it's only in gear to ensure proper lubrication occurs.
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Unread 02-24-2012, 08:04 AM   #7
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Transmission in "Fifth"??????????????
Jeeps transmission in 5th gear, something about not allowing it to spin so you dont starve it of lube.
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Transmission in "Fifth"??????????????
Sorry, Mr.grammar nazi. I meant 5th gear. Typing from my phone.
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It would be best to consult your owners manual on flat towing but, Fifth gear?? My owners manual says to tow in Neutral.
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The jeep has 4.0 I6, truck has 5.6 V8. It's the jeep in my profile.
Shows that engine will tow up to 9,500 lbs. I would do it. You will notice increased braking distances.
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It would be best to consult your owners manual on flat towing but, Fifth gear?? My owners manual says to tow in Neutral.
Everywhere I've read it said to tow with the transfer case in neutral and the transmission in gear, most people said the last forward gear.
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Sorry, Mr.grammar nazi. I meant 5th gear. Typing from my phone.


Ya as long as your tranny is in gear it's all good. I remember the first time I flat towed...I was pretty nervous.
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Everywhere I've read it said to tow with the transfer case in neutral and the transmission in gear, most people said the last forward gear.
Not trying to be argumentative here but, Your owners manual should be your Road Map on how you treat your vehicle. Ask an expert rather than someone with an Opinion. It's your Tranny and your $ if something should happen and it's your decision. I have met several TJ folks that tow behind a Motor home with over 40,000 miles of flat towing and with the Transmission in Neutral. They reported no problems. That is what I use as a guide, the owners manual.
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I have flat towed with my 2005 5.6 Titan with no problems. Just keep the bar level

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Not trying to be argumentative here but, Your owners manual should be your Road Map on how you treat your vehicle. Ask an expert rather than someone with an Opinion. It's your Tranny and your $ if something should happen and it's your decision. I have met several TJ folks that tow behind a Motor home with over 40,000 miles of flat towing and with the Transmission in Neutral. They reported no problems. That is what I use as a guide, the owners manual.
I am not one of those people with an 'opinion'. I flat tow over 5,000 miles a year usually behind an RV. In the end it shouldn't make a difference if the tranny is in gear or not. I leave it in gear for peace of mind. And I've seen some dum sh** in my owners manual.
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