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Unread 03-26-2002, 11:09 PM   #1
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Jeep Towing

I will be pulling my jeep from PA back to Texas I plan to use a tow bar. Will I need to disconnect the drive shafts? What kinda tow bar is best for a jeep? The shackles have pin's in the front can the tow bar be hooked to it? If you could think of anything esle that I need to know to tow it please reply. Please reply quick because I am planning on making the trip on saturday. If it matters it has a 4 inch suspension lift and stock tires.
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92 Jeep YJ, 4 Banger, Cold air intake, Electric fan, 1 inch motor mount lift, 8.8 rear axle Limited Slip 4.10's, SOA, 2 inch body, 35x12.5 Pro Comp MT on 15x8 AR-767
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Unread 03-27-2002, 10:42 AM   #2
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Put the tranny in 5th, the tcase in neutral, and put the key in the ignition and turn it to the 1st click so the wheel moves freely but no electronics are enabled. You shouldn't have to disconnect driveshafts. Some do, but they're usually are locked in the front. As long as your alignment is not too far out of whack, it should tow fine. Keep your speeds down. Stopping that much weight without any sort of trailer brakes is a task.
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Unread 03-27-2002, 10:26 PM   #3
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Whats gonna be the towing vehicle? The most important thing when flat towing is you'll need a tow'er much heavier than the tow'ee. If the vehicles are too close to the same weight, you're asking for disaster. Also remember, when you're flat towing, there's no backing up without unhitching the vehicles.

I flat towed a YJ from UT to NC behind the back of my Isuzu with relatively no problems. However, A buddy of mine tryed to flat tow the same YJ with his XJ and got jack knifed off the road... lucky no damage was done.

Theres a discussion about flat towing going on over on POR right now.

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Unread 03-28-2002, 09:23 PM   #4
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I don't want to start a "conflict", but, how the hell much heavier can an Isuzu Rodeo be than an XJ, that there could be that much difference? Sounds more like a difference in "driving/towing experience".
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