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#1 User is offline   Valfam 

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Posted 07 February 2011 - 02:29 PM

I was flat towing my TJ the other day and I think I really need gears. I have the stock gears I think they are 3.55 should I go to 3.73 or 4.10? I have 265 x 75 x 16 tires on. What do you think my RPM be at 70 with the new gears? Also I would like to put a plug on the from of the TJ so I can plug my tail lights to my CG lights can I do this I was told that I may mess up my computer on the TJ if I try this. I don't see why but I like to ask.

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Posted 07 February 2011 - 02:55 PM

for gears, I'm not too certain. For the lights, you can splice into the harness to the rear, but you need to disconnect the battery on the TJ when using them...

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Posted 07 February 2011 - 03:45 PM

My only concern is feeding electricity from the light back thru the electrical system may affect some components that expect it going the other direction. Car's today use the computer for almost everything and doing that concerns me.
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Posted 07 February 2011 - 03:56 PM

Read this info, I think it talks about what I was trying to say
You do not want electric feedback into your vehicle being towed as it can cause problems.

http://www.etrailer.com/p-RM-154.html

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Posted 07 February 2011 - 04:03 PM

View PostLrdJeffson, on 07 February 2011 - 02:55 PM, said:

for gears, I'm not too certain. For the lights, you can splice into the harness to the rear, but you need to disconnect the battery on the TJ when using them...

-dave


I was hoping to even charge the TJ battery as we drove down the street. I guess not.
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Posted 07 February 2011 - 04:05 PM

View PostValfam, on 07 February 2011 - 04:03 PM, said:

I was hoping to even charge the TJ battery as we drove down the street. I guess not.

You could wire for that using RV 7-pin connector that has a separate 12v for battery charging.
That would be fine as long as you wire it to the battery directly.
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Posted 07 February 2011 - 04:07 PM

View PostJeepNWilly, on 07 February 2011 - 03:56 PM, said:

Read this info, I think it talks about what I was trying to say
You do not want electric feedback into your vehicle being towed as it can cause problems.

http://www.etrailer.com/p-RM-154.html

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Thats looks like a pain. I think I will get the $10 light kit from HF and call it a day.
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Posted 07 February 2011 - 04:09 PM

View PostValfam, on 07 February 2011 - 04:07 PM, said:

Thats looks like a pain. I think I will get the $10 light kit from HF and call it a day.

:lol:
It is a 1 time pain and then there is no worries.

I read somewhere that you can get the 2 in 1 out diodes at any RV shop
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Posted 07 February 2011 - 04:23 PM

View PostJeepNWilly, on 07 February 2011 - 04:05 PM, said:

You could wire for that using RV 7-pin connector that has a separate 12v for battery charging.
That would be fine as long as you wire it to the battery directly.


I have the 7 pin on the GC. I thought that would have been cool to drive and charge the battary.

View PostJeepNWilly, on 07 February 2011 - 04:09 PM, said:

:lol:
It is a 1 time pain and then there is no worries.

I read somewhere that you can get the 2 in 1 out diodes at any RV shop


You are right I have to think about it more.
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Posted 07 February 2011 - 04:48 PM

you could always go this route...

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Posted 08 February 2011 - 08:43 AM

Thats awesome!!! I thats what I'm going to do.


Thanks dave.
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Posted 12 March 2011 - 11:16 AM

I have another idea. I'm going to cut the wires by the drivers feet heading back to the rear lights and put in a plug on it then run wires from the front of the Jeep to it. that way when I want to tow it I unplug the factory wires and plug in the other wires comming from the GC.
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Posted 29 April 2011 - 08:58 AM

i towed w my GC for years, no problems, i turned the OD off just cant go 80mph

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