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Unread 05-07-2012, 11:13 PM   #1
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Flat towing with JKU

Got a quick question, will my JK be able to flat tow my YJ? JK is stock and has the max tow package and the YJ is only sitting on 31s and doesn't have a winch or heavy armor besides a rear bumper/tire carrier. I just like the comfort of the JK and storage room for longer trips, plus it could double as a recovery rig if need be.

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Unread 05-08-2012, 11:40 AM   #2
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should be no problem. i just flat towed my cj 8 hours last wednesday. it did pretty well actually. i was very suprised of how the 3.8 handeled it.
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Unread 05-08-2012, 01:14 PM   #3
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Thanks, thought it would be ok just needed a little reasurrance from someone who's done it before.
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Unread 05-08-2012, 11:50 PM   #4
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Just another quick one, did you attach the mounts on the cj to the factory bumper or aftermarket, and if stock how did you do it, any reinforcement etc.?
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Unread 05-09-2012, 12:56 AM   #5
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It is bolted to the stock bumper. Bolts are pretty close to the frame rails though. Ill post a pic of the setup on lunch break ill have to take pictures of it.
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Unread 05-09-2012, 05:52 AM   #6
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it should be fine. however, probably going to be maxed at including the trailer. my buddy before he got his jeep towed a 1950's pontiac with a chevy colorado and thats a 5 cyl. he also had to drive about 400 miles

im assuming your jeep has the tow group?
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Unread 05-09-2012, 08:22 AM   #7
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Yeah it's got the max tow package and I don't plan on trailering just flat towing, but its gonna be real close to the max out weight. I had my jeep weighed before I moved to NM, and it weighed in at 2900 empty and 3450 completely loaded, that was with all my tools and luggage..etc, but way more than I would ever put in there to go wheeling or campin for a weekend.
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Unread 05-09-2012, 11:56 AM   #8
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isn't it just a matter of weighing the trailer and then checking the tow capacity?
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