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Flat towing my CJ8

anyone know off the top of their head, what gear the tranny and txfr case need to be in, so the jeep can be flat towed. 4spd and Dana 300, 258. Thanks
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Standard procedure is transfercase in neutral and transmission in high gear. However, this leaves the only thing turning the output shaft on the transfer case. Since the Dana 300 relies on the gears turning too through oil up to the bearings on the output for lubrication, the bearings may burn up.

The best way would be to disconnect the rear drive shaft at the axle and tie it up.


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IIRC: my Manual says every 200mi or so, start the engine and run for a min or so to lube the D300. It doesn't matter what the tranny is in, just the D300 in neutral.

If going any distance, just drop the DS. Otherwise you can put fins in the D300 (Uggh) so it will lube from just the output shaft turning, or get warn full-floater axles (What I have) that has hubs that can be dis-engaged..

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anyone know off the top of their head, what gear the tranny and txfr case need to be in, so the jeep can be flat towed. 4spd and Dana 300, 258. Thanks
The best way to tow it is to remove the driveshaft. The dana 300's gears do not turn while being flat towed. For short distances you should be ok though.

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