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post #1 of (permalink) Old 04-20-2001, 05:53 PM
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What gear and all that should the zuk be in when towing? Taking it to the dunes in winoka OK. anything else to look out for? thx

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Re: Towin the zuk

if you are flat towing, put the tranny in 2nd and the tcase in neutral. it is also recommended that you stop every couple hundred miles and let the engine run for awhile with the tranny still in 2nd an the tcase still in neutral. hope this helps.
oh yeah, if you are running tow light run them above the vehicle or in the vehicle, but not underneath. I don't know why anyone would do this, but my friend did. needless to say the cable wrapped around his driveshaft and broke both the driveshaft and the tcase. just thought I would throw that out.
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Re: Towin the zuk

Wouldn't it be just as easy and less hassle to unbolt the rear driveshaft and tie it up out of the way, also leaving the hubs unlocked?

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damn good idea, no guessing about what gear to put it in and all that.

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I agree. I flat tow mine all the time and, even though everyone says to leave the tranny in 2nd and the Xfercase in neutral, it just doesn't seem right to me. I've taken to simply unbolting the rear driveshaft at the differential and ziptying it out of the way. It's only four 12mm bolts and you're done.

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just rember to keep an eye on the rear seal & lub i lost the rear out of my willys flat towing it

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post #7 of (permalink) Old 04-21-2001, 02:48 AM
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Tow 87 Sam with ford van unlock hubs disconnect drive shaft
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