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Unread 03-31-2011, 08:44 AM   #1
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Another flat towing thread!

Hey all. I've searched around and have not been ablke to find an aswer for my particular question. I have an 87 YJ that has a Ford 8.8 rear, 4L60e trans and NP241 TC. I'm planning on flat towing the rig. I'm OK pulling the drive shafts, but would rather not. As this is not the stock set up, the advice in the owner's manual probably does not apply. What do you all think?

Don't be a baby, just disconnect the drive shafts.

Leave the DS on, put the TC in neutral and Trans in Park.

Leave the DS on, put both the TC and Trans in Neutral.

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Unread 03-31-2011, 08:52 AM   #2
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Trans in park. T- case in neutral.

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Unread 03-31-2011, 09:00 AM   #3
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Trans in park. T- case in neutral.

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Unread 03-31-2011, 09:11 AM   #4
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Like they said. ^^^.

Unless you have an auto locker in the front, like an aussie. If so, you will need to do a little more work.
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Unread 03-31-2011, 09:13 AM   #5
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The 241 works the same as the 231 so same rules apply.
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Unread 03-31-2011, 11:11 AM   #6
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Great! Thanks everyone. That's the conclusion I'd arrived at, but self doubt began to set in. This is my first Jeep. I've been wheeling Cruisers for years and different rules apply there.
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Unread 03-31-2011, 11:18 AM   #7
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I'm locked front and rear, So i disco both driveshafts just to be on the safe side. Its really not that difficult and only takes me about 5 minutes each end. I only disconnect the shafts from the pinions. I leave them attached to the transfercase and just bungie and or zip tie them up out of the way
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I'm locked front and rear, So i disco both driveshafts just to be on the safe side. Its really not that difficult and only takes me about 5 minutes each end. I only disconnect the shafts from the pinions. I leave them attached to the transfercase and just bungie and or zip tie them up out of the way
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Unread 03-31-2011, 01:44 PM   #9
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Skulls, now that your original question was answered, I hope you dont mind a short Hi-Jack............

If I put TJ shafts in the 30 to eliminate the vacume disconect How will this effect flat towing? Will I need to disconect the drive shaft?
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Skulls, now that your original question was answered, I hope you dont mind a short Hi-Jack............

If I put TJ shafts in the 30 to eliminate the vacume disconect How will this effect flat towing? Will I need to disconect the drive shaft?
Nope. Only an aussie type locker will cause towing problems

I had a whole thread about this a while back, but here's the potential problem if you have a lunchbox locker. Just FYI

http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f12/y...7/#post5596452
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Nope. Only an aussie type locker will cause towing problems

I had a whole thread about this a while back, but here's the potential problem if you have a lunchbox locker. Just FYI

http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f12/y...7/#post5596452
I remember reading Your thread about the lunchbox type lockers, but didn't remember anything about doing away with the 2 piece axle.

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Unread 03-31-2011, 03:14 PM   #12
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I remember reading Your thread about the lunchbox type lockers, but didn't remember anything about doing away with the 2 piece axle.

Thanx
That came later. I have TJ shafts now along with the "true neutral" and it tows just fine.
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I want to install the "True Neutral" when I do the SYE.
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Unread 04-01-2011, 06:51 AM   #14
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just another thing..... for flat towing, take an hour and pull the steering lock pin so you wont have to use the key to unlock it. my father used the key, but didnt turn the key when he was ready to roll. the wheels were slightly out from straight, and 3 hours in the tire heated up and blew sky high. (well no really that high) it exploded and the belts shreded his fender and marker lights.
SO, PULL THE PIN. imho.
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I pulled the pin on mine. (easy, and one less thing to worry about)
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