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Old 04-03-2012, 08:16 PM   #57
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So let me ask the really stupid question. Why can't the jk be towed on a dolly. I've passed them on the highway, but they say not to tow with 2 wheels off the ground. Know why???
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So let me ask the really stupid question. Why can't the jk be towed on a dolly. I've passed them on the highway, but they say not to tow with 2 wheels off the ground. Know why???
In general, only front-wheel drive vehicles can be towed on a dolly with the rear wheels free spinning.

The 2 wheel drive models have no rear-axle disconnect, and no transmission lube, so you can't tow them with the rear wheels on the ground. The 4 wheel drive ones aren't designed to have the front and rear going at that different a speed. Too much stress on the transfer case, I think.

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Old 04-03-2012, 08:29 PM   #59
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please let me know where you got your stuff. I was looking at that 4k myself. I'll buy the stuff and do it my self. I thought 4 k or so was high.
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Believe me, with a JK the way you want to tow it is 4 down. It's a tried and true toad for this purpose. I set mine up to tow 4 down for around $1600.
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Purchased roadmaster towbar,vehicle hitch plates and wiring kit from Camping world for 09 Wrangler for approx 1300.00 and installed it myself in 3 hrs. Tow behind a Thor Challenger MH 38", Transfer in Neutral, Shifter in 1st gear, and I disconnect negative side , Dont know why because my steering column does not lock, but manuel says to do so. maybe to keep odometer from running up?
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......I disconnect negative side , Dont know why because my steering column does not lock, but manuel says to do so. maybe to keep odometer from running up?
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Regarding the battery disconnect on '09 and later Wranglers with no steering locks, I think Jeep is just protecting against the worst case scenario. Even with the key off there is a slight draw on the battery, mainly your radio to maintain station pre-sets. However the draw is so slight in would take weeks of non-operation of the Jeep for the battery to run down.
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I found an alladin tow bar on Craigslist for $400.
Rockcrusher bumper for $140.
Blue ox tow brackets new for $52
Ski stay n play used on the forum for $450

The deals are out there.
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