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post #1 of (permalink) Old 07-09-2001, 07:15 AM Thread Starter
 
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What do I disconnect to tow?

OK, I'm over the fear of towing the Sami to Attica. Now, what do I need to do to the Sami to prep it? Remove the driveshafts, remove 1 driveshaft?put it in neutral...what?

I've never towed anyhting this big this far.

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Re: What do I disconnect to tow?

If you have locking hubs up front, unlock them. In the rear I just unbolt the diff end and tie the shaft up on to the body. Or you can just remove it all toghether.....


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Re: What do I disconnect to tow?

i ussually just put the tcase in neutral and the tranny in second... but i only tow 100 miles one way ussually... since you'll be going a long way, i would just remove the rear shaft, especially since you'll have more than enough help to put it back on once you get to attica... you should be able to just remove it from the axle and then wire it up somewhere under the body to keep it out of harms way... make sure you unlock the hubs so the front tires can spin independant... also make sure you have the key in the ignition... doesnt have to be in the ACC position, just turn the key on, and then off again without removing it and the wheel will stay unlocked

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AAARRRGGG!!!! RAISE THE MAINSAIL!!! HOIST THE ANCHOR AND SHOVE OFF!!!! This time DO NOT USE VICE GRIPS ON THE BOLTS WHEN YOU TAKE OFF THR DRIVESHAFT!!!!!!!
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Re: What do I disconnect to tow?

Talk to Petroworks about converting your transfer case to 2wd low. According to Gary, the conversion allows you to get into "true neutral", Just tow away!

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Re: What do I disconnect to tow?

thats the route im going man. $45 for a machined shifter rail to drop in my t/c. think there is a 20 or so core charge on the rail, but thats no prob. in the end, $45 + shipping.
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Re: What do I disconnect to tow?

Hey Pauly

You can disconnect the rear driveshaft, stick the tcase in neutral, unlock your front hubs, put the tranny in 2nd gear, and leave the key in the ignition to keep the steering wheel unlocked.

Do some practice towing around your neighborhood before you get out on the real road. Also remember you cannot back a flat towed vehicle, and be careful on sharp turns since the ZUK has to track the tow vehicle and the ZUK wheels can jackknife the setup.

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Re: What do I disconnect to tow?

As per SUZUKI you can flat tow up to 200 miles with the drive shaft in. But I have a GRSII with the two low kit and it's only 4 bolts and 5 min to disconnect the drive shaft, I'd rather do that then possibly crap out my $1200 T-case.

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Re: What do I disconnect to tow?

There's also the added benefit that you won't rack any more miles while it's in tow. I've recently picked up a tow dolly and noticed that with the tcase in neutral and the tranny in 2nd, it still put miles on the ODO. I plan on disconnecting the rear shaft for anything more than 100 miles one way.


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