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post #1 of 17 Old 04-04-2013, 11:09 AM Thread Starter
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About to pick up a Wrangler, Towing Advice needed

Hey guys, i am about to go pick up a wrangler from about 200 miles away, all flat highway driving and i am going to tow it back. i will be using my brothers H2 to tow and i am thinking of just getting a tow bar from harbor freight, the only problem is idk where the tow hooks would go into because the front bumper of the wrangler has a bar in front of it that looks like the pic below.... any suggestions?

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post #2 of 17 Old 04-04-2013, 11:37 AM
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Not sure what the H3 is rated to tow but why not rent a trailer from u haul? It would be no more than the tow bar you would be purchasing.
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Not sure what the H3 is rated to tow but why not rent a trailer from u haul? It would be no more than the tow bar you would be purchasing.
I figured this is your best bet. I'm sure it'd tow it.

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post #4 of 17 Old 04-04-2013, 12:35 PM
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Never did it myself, but lots of good advice here:


http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f104/...towing-384402/
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The bumper is not factory, you will need to adapt any tow bar you get to make that work. Renting a trailer is your best bet.

The H2 should be able to tow it just fine.

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post #6 of 17 Old 04-04-2013, 12:47 PM
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I don't see how you will be able to mount a towbar to that bumper. I think a trailer is going to be your best shot.

The only other way I can see would be to take the bumper off and put something else in its place to mount the towbar to.
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post #7 of 17 Old 04-04-2013, 01:45 PM
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Can you just drive it?

Otherwise, put on a trailer.

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Rent a tow dolly from Uhaul. The only issue is what size tires are you running? I have 33 x 12.5s and the tire strap wouldn't go over the tire and lock into the ratchet. You can run the strap over the Cs and it will reach the locking ratchet. Crank the s**t out of it. Pick dolly up and return it to the same Uhaul dealer and it's cheap $50.
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Rent a tow dolly from Uhaul. The only issue is what size tires are you running? I have 33 x 12.5s and the tire strap wouldn't go over the tire and lock into the ratchet. You can run the strap over the Cs and it will reach the locking ratchet. Crank the s**t out of it. Pick dolly up and return it to the same Uhaul dealer and it's cheap $50.
You'll have to pull the rear driveshaft to use the dolly.

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You could put tow shackles on it, but may be more work than you want to do in a parking lot.

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Max, I pulled the rear driveshaft when I used the dolly pulling from Michigan to Fla.. However, I've flat towed a lot and with a manual trans. wouldn't the same principle apply, transfer case in neutral and trans. in 1st gear? Seems to me it makes no difference if your using the dolly or flat towing? Thoughts?
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Max, I pulled the rear driveshaft when I used the dolly pulling from Michigan to Fla.. However, I've flat towed a lot and with a manual trans. wouldn't the same principle apply, transfer case in neutral and trans. in 1st gear? Seems to me it makes no difference if your using the dolly or flat towing? Thoughts?
Not the same at all.

Not all (most) transfer cases do not have a "true neutral" position. ALL of the YJ models are this way. This means that while the TC is in Neutral, both the front & rear driveshafts are locked together and will need to turn at the same rate.

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From my experience to flat tow Shafts should be disconnected when towing anything not on a trailer.
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