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post #31 of 217 Old 12-13-2011, 03:56 PM Thread Starter
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Do you guys think it would be ok to flat tow this thing for about 200 miles behind my XJ? I'd unlock the hubs and pull the rear driveshaft. Hopefully the brakes aren't seized.


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post #32 of 217 Old 12-13-2011, 03:58 PM
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Do you guys think it would be ok to flat tow this thing for about 200 miles behind my XJ? I'd unlock the hubs and pull the rear driveshaft. Hopefully the brakes aren't seized.
Check to make sure there is gear oil in the rear diff before you flat tow it too.

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post #33 of 217 Old 12-15-2011, 12:13 AM Thread Starter
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What do you think about the weight? Too much for the XJ? I regularly tow my family's 19' Pro-Line Center Console which probably comes close to 3000lbs and don't have issues, but that trailer has brakes. I'm a little nervous thinking about towing the Scrambler behind the XJ, but it's the only way for me to get it home so I can work on it, assuming I actually buy this thing.

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post #34 of 217 Old 12-15-2011, 12:22 AM
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I would buy it in a heartbeat you have a nice xj but those are a dime a dozen, get the 8 clean it up and drive the hell out of it.

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post #35 of 217 Old 12-15-2011, 07:35 AM
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What do you think about the weight? Too much for the XJ? I regularly tow my family's 19' Pro-Line Center Console which probably comes close to 3000lbs and don't have issues, but that trailer has brakes. I'm a little nervous thinking about towing the Scrambler behind the XJ, but it's the only way for me to get it home so I can work on it, assuming I actually buy this thing.
Not sure how much they weight, but when pushing mine around the shop when I first got it tells me they are one heavy sum b1tch.

I wouldn't flat tow it with an XJ.

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post #36 of 217 Old 12-15-2011, 08:17 AM
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The Scrambler is around 3500# I wouldn't have a problem flat towing it, just be smart, stay at a good speed, no speeding and keep plenty of distance between the vehicle in front of you as you should when towing anything.

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post #37 of 217 Old 12-15-2011, 09:28 AM
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That is one clean unmolested 8! There aren't many left. If you don't buy it you will regret it later.

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post #38 of 217 Old 12-15-2011, 10:53 AM
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Well if its the only way... couldn't you rent a U-haul trailer with brakes? If not... buy it from him, then wait till 1 or 2 am in the morning and tow it then, there will be nobody on the road which will make the drive much safer and you'll be able to drive without stopping.
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post #39 of 217 Old 12-16-2011, 11:38 PM Thread Starter
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Well my meeting with the owner fell through today. He didn't make it out this way. He said he wants it to go to a good home, so I think I still have a pretty good shot at acquiring this thing for sure. I may have to wait till next week in order to talk with him.

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post #40 of 217 Old 12-17-2011, 12:11 AM
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P.S. DON'T max out the air pressure on the tires that are probable dry rotted, the heat will cause them to expand a little.

Also, borrow two spare tires from a jeeper (5x5.5) and toss them in the rear of the 8, U never know if U will need them.

Just a thought,
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post #41 of 217 Old 12-27-2011, 04:53 PM
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post #42 of 217 Old 12-27-2011, 05:51 PM
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If it were me, that thing would have been in my shop already and running.....

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post #45 of 217 Old 12-27-2011, 09:14 PM
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are you serious!? GET IT !!!! but honestly.. a 4.0 head on the 258 is a great combo..and it means someone did at one time care about it alott... it needs a paint job and better get some chassis saver underneath and paint the roof black, rhino line the box, but hell its awesome!
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