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Home Made Tow Bar Any one did this?

I am wanting to build myself a tow bar to pull the Sammy to the trails. Any one ever built one to hook
up to where the SWAY bar used to go (most people take them off) OR how about building one that will
mount to the shackles. Next Question. How do Samurai's pull behind another vehicle? Do you lock the
steering wheel or not? Thanks Mark......

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Re: Home Made Tow Bar Any one did this?

You always want to unlock the steering wheel when flat towing. A cool thing about the Samurai (maybe Sidekick too) is that you can put the key in, turn it on, turn it back to the lock position and as long as you don't remove the key, the wheel will remain unlocked. This way you don't have to leave the car on and worry about the battery or anything else. Also, the manual says to tow the Samurai with the tcase in neutral and the tranny in 2nd gear. This has been argued over and over but I believe that is the correct way.

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Re: Home Made Tow Bar Any one did this?

Hi Mark,
I built a towbar for my bro-in-law's Samurai, and it's worked out really well. It attaches to the rig using Currie tow-shackles. He pulls it with the rear driveshaft out, since he had a rear ujoint grenade on him at 70 mph :-O
His V8 F150 has no problem pulling it, and his mud grips so far have not shown any signs of excessive wear. You might want to contact James Hiers- he's flat-towed his Sam for several years now.

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Tim J

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