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post #1 of (permalink) Old 01-28-2005, 05:26 PM Thread Starter
 
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Flat Towing 3 link Coil Suspension Samurai

Has anyone flat towed a samurai with 3 link coil suspension with lockers before. I need to tow mine from san diego to reno nv.
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Re: Flat Towing 3 link Coil Suspension Samurai

I'm pretty sure Zooky has without problems. I know he is going back to the flat towing route.
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Re: Flat Towing 3 link Coil Suspension Samurai

mine flat tows excellently, it just feels heavy with the 35's (lots of rolling resistance). If you are planning to tow it with something more suited to tow than a Grand Cherokee you should be fine.
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Re: Flat Towing 3 link Coil Suspension Samurai

I plan on using a nissan pathfinder to tow the zook.
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Re: Flat Towing 3 link Coil Suspension Samurai

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I'm pretty sure Zooky has without problems. I know he is going back to the flat towing route.

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Huh why?
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couple reasons. I got a new job in Mass so I will be moving back to N.H. to be closer to family. In connecticut I did not have to bring the sami through a safety inspection every year. In NH, to keep tags on it I have to go through an annual inspection and in its current for there are several lift law violations.
I only get out on the trail 8-10 times a year, and having a trailer and tow rig taking up my driveway costing me money and cluttering my yard, is something I can do without.
Another reason is that I miss driving it around town, I hate seeing it sit in the garage 95% of the time. I want to make it more street friendly do I can drive it around again. Also, anyone of you that knows me knows I always have to change things. I enjoy wrenching on it as much as wheeling it. It gets me out of the house.
I am dropping the suspension 3 inches and going down to 34x9.5 swampers. With the opened wheelwells ( [img]images/graemlins/neener.gif[/img]Brent) I will be at the same height as a basic SPOA, that should help with inspection and keep the cops from bothering me. I am pulling out the Cruiser axles and installing mini axles to get some ground clearance back, save some weight, get the 4.10 gears (4.56 cruiser gears are a tad low for the street with the auto trans) and the ability to convert the rear to a full-floater for flat towing.
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Re: Flat Towing 3 link Coil Suspension Samurai

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I got a new job in Mass so I will be moving back to N.H. to be closer to family.

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No more Bombardier???

So the MAN is making you go small huh?

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Re: Flat Towing 3 link Coil Suspension Samurai

NH lift laws state 32" to the stock front bumper or rear frame, I do wonder about my missing links but i'll find out this summer ( haven't had the zuk home in 2 years but ). .. what part of NH are you from the inspection can be less painfull depending on the garage.. I know a few zuk "freindly shops"
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No more Bombardier???

[/ QUOTE ] I now work for one of Bombardiers customers and we have 2 of their jets so I still have a relationship with Bombardier. I get paid more to baby sit 2 airplanes, its a sweet gig. I should still get schools up there if you want to hit St. Catherine St.
I kinda wanted to downsize anyways, its more fun wheeling in a less built rig.
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Re: Flat Towing 3 link Coil Suspension Samurai

originally from Manchester, looking to move to the Nashua/Hollis area. Where you from?
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