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Old 11-14-2009, 02:48 PM   #15
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Charlee, I tow a 93 Nissan SE 4WD pick-up, four wheels down, transmission and transfer case both in Neutral, towes like a dream. Little heavy (almost 4000# so I need aux braking system. Have towed this vehicle behind a 460 CID Ford/John Deere power train, a Ford F53 V10 power train, and my current DP. All have worked well.

Owners manual limits speed and number of miles when towing all wheels down, I have ignored that since the vehicle was new, now the vehicle is long time out of warranty, have never had any mechanical problems caused by towing in this manner, Generally travel at 65 MPH or less, have towed it for about 25K miles in all the years and its still going strong. I do change my differential and transmission/transfer case lubricates IAW owners manual.


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Old 11-15-2009, 06:56 AM   #16
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I towed a 2001 Chevy S10 2WD. It had a standard transmission so I assumed it could be towed as long as the transmission was in neutral. This was NOT the case. The transmission's rear output shaft bearing needs lubrication and this is accomplished only if the transmission is made with an oiler built into the output shaft. So I had to purchase Remco's drive shaft disconnect. Some transmissions have this oiling mechanism built into the rear shaft. Most don't.

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Old 11-15-2009, 11:15 PM   #17
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I tow a 2007 Ford Ranger 4X4 automatic w/ shift on the fly 4 down.
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Old 11-16-2009, 01:45 PM   #18
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We have towed our Nissian by 4 by 4 about 26,000 miles with no trouble. Around 2005 06 many makers went to the electronic transfer case and some of these are not towable. Look at the actual manual under "flat towing". Having a 4 by 4 sure opens up your fun options. You will also need to get a braking system. Have a great time.
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We have been towing our 04 Toyota 4x4,4dr,auto trans for 3 years now. No problems, plenty of room for kids and bikes. I use the disconnect and put the trans in park, transfer case is left in 2 wheel drive. Remco Disconnect, U.S. Gear tow brake and Blue Ox tow bar.

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Charlie just to let you know we came very close to purchasing a new Ford Ranger 5 speed but backed out when we found that the top towing speed was 55. This was in the dinghy towing guide. I believe after 55 there is a lubricating issue. So be sure to do the research. Good luck.

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