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Flat towing with a clocked 300?

Did I read somewhere that if the Dana 300 was clocked that it would get enough lube to flat towed without welding on paddles and all that? Or to be on the safe side should the driveshaft be removed anyway? I have heard about welding on the paddles for years but I have never seen one, anybody have a pic of this set up? Thanks.
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Re: Flat towing with a clocked 300?

I'd just pull the drivelines. Quick and easy, and a sure way to make sure nothin' happens.
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Re: Flat towing with a clocked 300?

With clocked enough the oil level is over both shafts, so I don't worry about it and never had a problem.

Tri-county used to make the peddled shift collars but so many people complaned about the price, he got sick of hearing it and quit making them. He told me it told about 3 or 4 hrs to make them properly.
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Re: Flat towing with a clocked 300?

Great question, one I have been wondering myself since I clocked mine. I have been flat towing mine without disconnecting the rear driveshaft. I have been locking the front hubs when I tow to turn the front shaft to help turn the oil around. I dont know if that is nessacary or not though. I will say that clocking the t-case was a great mod and I wish I had done it years ago.
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Re: Flat towing with a clocked 300?

Locking in the front hubs will not help throw oil around since it's just the shift collar that is rotating. The gears won't rotate. At least the front output shaft is submerged in oil so your not hurting anything, but you're also not helping anything.
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Re: Flat towing with a clocked 300?

I pulled mine up to Moab and back ... about 2.5 hours each way ... and at every stop I'd reach up and put my hand on the TC.
Heck, the Diff was warmer than the clocked D300!
The 9 hour tow down to Las Cruses was a whole different matter ... so I yanked the D shaft.
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