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Unread 01-23-2014, 08:21 AM   #16
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If you're going to be towing a lot, and don't want to mess with the driveshafts...two options

1) Just swap over a TJ transfer case

2) Install the Tera 2 Low into your existing transfer case.
http://www.teraflex.biz/2wd-low-range-kit.html

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Unread 01-23-2014, 08:57 AM   #17
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If you're going to be towing a lot, and don't want to mess with the driveshafts...two options

1) Just swap over a TJ transfer case

2) Install the Tera 2 Low into your existing transfer case.
http://www.teraflex.biz/2wd-low-range-kit.html
Or, swap in a different shift selector plate with a neutral setting.

All the info is linked in the thread I posted earlier.


As for the stock slip yoke, if you have that you need to be carrying one of these.

http://www.harborfreight.com/transmi...ool-98060.html
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Unread 01-23-2014, 10:30 AM   #18
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Or, swap in a different shift selector plate with a neutral setting.

All the info is linked in the thread I posted earlier.
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Roger that...but since that time, there's been a bunch of discussion about driveshaft removal. Trying to reiterate the other options.

Installing a TJ shift selector plate would be the least expensive option, I would guess...
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Unread 01-23-2014, 12:17 PM   #19
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Before I put in the true neutral plate I popped off the drive shaft from each pumpkin and strapped them up to tow. Only takes a couple minutes. But, after a trip to Big Bear and doing it in the snow I had my fill of that.

Just to clarify towing is only an problem in two cases. If you have a lunchbox locker in the front or are trying to use a two tire dolly. Otherwise there is no issue.
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Unread 01-23-2014, 03:24 PM   #20
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Just to clarify towing is only an problem in two cases. If you have a lunchbox locker in the front or are trying to use a two tire dolly. Otherwise there is no issue.
Thanks for clarifying that. Because I've been towing this thing all over hells half acre, 4 down like the manual says, and no issues that I've noticed. Planning to flat tow about 2k miles this fall.
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I'm another YJ flat tower. We have thousands of miles now flat towing our YJ behind our motorhome. We put it 1st or 3rd gear and the transfer case in neutral. We double check by letting the clutch out while the engine is running to make sure we are in neutral. Never have had an issue.

Oh, and the key in the unlocked steering position.

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any recommendations on a tow bar? a buddy recommended the stowmaster 5k, but they seem rich when accounting for a mounting plate.

thoughts?
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any recommendations on a tow bar? a buddy recommended the stowmaster 5k, but they seem rich when accounting for a mounting plate.

thoughts?
I just use the $99 (less with coupon) tow bar from Harbor Freight. It is strong, easy to mount to a stock bumper, and does everything I need. It does not collapse or self-adjust, so hitching up takes perfect alignment with the ball, just like any other trailer. Doing it by yourself can take a few attempts. It doesn't come with safety chains, so that is an added expense.

If you want to spend the money for one that self-adjusts, or if you want to integrate Jeep brakes into the rig, then there are other options, like Blue Ox. $$$
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We double check by letting the clutch out while the engine is running to make sure we are in neutral. Same here but automatic
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its all here
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Unread 02-05-2014, 08:52 PM   #26
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I just use the $99 (less with coupon) tow bar from Harbor Freight. It is strong, easy to mount to a stock bumper, and does everything I need. It does not collapse or self-adjust, so hitching up takes perfect alignment with the ball, just like any other trailer. Doing it by yourself can take a few attempts. It doesn't come with safety chains, so that is an added expense. If you want to spend the money for one that self-adjusts, or if you want to integrate Jeep brakes into the rig, then there are other options, like Blue Ox. $$$
thanks bpounds! much appreciated. I'll pull those into my research pile.
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