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#1 User is offline   XrayDivr 

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Posted 16 February 2010 - 08:57 AM

what highway speeds have you safely flat towed?, i'm gonna be pulling my xj behind my ram. 1600 miles
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Posted 16 February 2010 - 01:45 PM

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Posted 17 February 2010 - 12:16 AM

I got 60 ... what you think?
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Posted 17 February 2010 - 08:05 AM

i have flat towed a bit faster than that...i guess this is where that 'safely' thing comes int play...

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Posted 17 February 2010 - 11:49 AM

I towed at 75, but I do have a larger truck.
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Posted 17 February 2010 - 11:56 AM

I towed mine at 65

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Posted 17 February 2010 - 07:15 PM

View PostCrackerJack, on Feb 17 2010, 11:49 AM, said:

I towed at 75, but I do have a larger truck.

Let me rephrase my answer...I tow mine with a FORD, with a DODGE I wouldn't feel safe going over 30. :sword:
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Posted 18 February 2010 - 08:28 PM

View PostCrackerJack, on Feb 17 2010, 07:15 PM, said:

Let me rephrase my answer...I tow mine with a FORD, with a DODGE I wouldn't feel safe going over 30. :2thumup:

I have towed 75 without problem Make sure your tow bar rides flat from the ball to the jeep and rember to inflate your tires after wheeling also what are you doing for brake on the jeep, any thing over 3000 lbs needs brakes by law

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Posted 22 February 2010 - 04:14 PM

View PostCrackerJack, on Feb 17 2010, 07:15 PM, said:

Let me rephrase my answer...I tow mine with a FORD, with a DODGE I wouldn't feel safe going over 30. :bat:



thanks for all the input guys, i think i'll try to keep it between 65 and 70.

and at least with the dodge i wont have to stop everyday and fix something

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Posted 22 February 2010 - 09:29 PM

View Postxraydivr, on Feb 22 2010, 04:14 PM, said:

thanks for all the input guys, i think i'll try to keep it between 65 and 70.

and at least with the dodge i wont have to stop everyday and fix something

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Posted 22 February 2010 - 09:47 PM

View PostCrackerJack, on Feb 17 2010, 07:15 PM, said:

Let me rephrase my answer...I tow mine with a FORD, with a DODGE I wouldn't feel safe going over 30. :scratch:

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Posted 24 February 2010 - 07:12 PM

View Postxraydivr, on Feb 16 2010, 08:57 AM, said:

what highway speeds have you safely flat towed?, i'm gonna be pulling my xj behind my ram. 1600 miles

We have towed our 99 tj for 2 years. We tow with transfer in neutral and trans in park. This enables pump to work. We two at 60 with no problem.

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Posted 24 March 2010 - 07:44 AM

View Postxraydivr, on Feb 16 2010, 09:57 AM, said:

i'm gonna be pulling my xj behind my ram. 1600 miles




it was suggested by rambo to pull my drive shafts, to allow the jeep to pull more freely, what y'all think??
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Posted 24 March 2010 - 12:33 PM

View Postxraydivr, on Mar 24 2010, 08:44 AM, said:

it was suggested by rambo to pull my drive shafts, to allow the jeep to pull more freely, what y'all think??


thats an option. do you really want to take the time to do that or just spend the extra 2 bucks in gas to get where ever your going? I keep trans and t case in neutral and all works well for me. no issues. just a little swaying but im pullin a YJ on 33's and total 7" lift with a laredo stock… I WILL NOT go above 65. on the trip home, depending how much mud is packed in the tires, I wont go above 55. but to each his own… different pulling vehicles have different capabilities.
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Posted 24 March 2010 - 01:14 PM

So what you're all saying is that i might have trouble flat towing my Jeep with my Camry?
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Posted 24 March 2010 - 01:18 PM

heck no! do some burn outs!!!! lol
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Posted 24 March 2010 - 01:54 PM

View Posttrailblazer, on Mar 24 2010, 02:14 PM, said:

So what you're all saying is that i might have trouble flat towing my Jeep with my Camry?

PLEASE post the pics if you do. :cool:
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Posted 24 March 2010 - 01:59 PM

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Posted 24 March 2010 - 10:54 PM

I also towed mine in 65... :2thumbdown:
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Posted 03 May 2010 - 07:05 PM

made it, 1610 miles averaging 65, i pulled the driveshafts, and as per reese's website over inflated the tires. pulled just fine. thans guys
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Posted 03 May 2010 - 07:29 PM

Glad you made it safely. As far as pulling the DS I only pull about 45 min so I just leave them on. But that was a good desicion to do that at that many miles.
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Posted 03 May 2010 - 09:37 PM

View Postxraydivr, on May 3 2010, 08:05 PM, said:

made it, 1610 miles averaging 65, i pulled the driveshafts, and as per reese's website over inflated the tires. pulled just fine. thans guys



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