I Do This For The Glory
Join Date: Dec 1999
Location: Nobleboro, Maine
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Re: Flat towing Zuk in OD?
Mxnhid and I just towed 3 Zuki's all over the place in upper New England in my '95 Isuzu Trooper. My Trooper has 127K on the engine with an auto tranny, and we spent the whole time in OD (auto tranny), no problems. We even hit 80 mph in a lot of sections. The Trooper has a 175 hp V-6, 3.2L, so it's not a large engine, and I have larger tires on it as well that suck up some power. Your Tahoe won't even know it's back there. Neither will you, Max and I found it funny that when towing the Zuk, we couldn't see it in either of the side mirrors, at all. The only way we knew it was back there was from the "clunking" of the class 3 hitch receiver and the rearview mirrow. Two of them were also loaded with tires and other Zuk related stuff. The tranny never even thought about getting hot, and the 4 wheel disc brakes made stopping a breeze. I routinely average about 15 mpg, and I think I may have gotten down to 14 while towing.
Winter Harbor, Maine
'81 CJ-8 Scrambled, It's a Jeep, Chevy, IHC kinda thing!
'88.5 Zuki, 5" Calmini, Locked, Swamped, Rolled, and just generally broken in right!