Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: Temecula, CA
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I flat towed my TJ for YEARS before I finally bit the bullet and turned it into a trailer queen. Tranny in 1st, t-case in N. It never popped out of neutral, ever. It would take a pretty big hit to get that to move, and if that happens you probably have bigger problems than the t-case spontaneously shifting.
Look at it this way.....
Has it ever popped out of gear while you were driving it? If not, then it probably won't pop out of gear while you are towing it.
The reason to put the tranny in gear is to eliminate parasitic drag on the output shaft of the transmission, which will burn up the tranny output bearing pretty quick.
"And then I said, 'Just like that, but with more gas!' Oops..."