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Old November 11th, 2005, 10:44 PM   #1
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Talking Flat towing your Samurai

For all the people that don't have a Real truck and or trailer.

this is how you flat tow your Samurai:

Steering column unlocked: you can do this by turning the key to the on position then returning it to off and leaving it in the ignition, this way you don't have to disconnect your battery.

Unlock your Hubs

T-case in N, with the Tranny in 2nd gear, sounds weird but this keeps the intermediate shaft from spinning on a dry bearing, tranny in nuetral will work for short trips.


Better then leaving the t-case in neutral is just to remove the rear driveshaft, with teh hubs unlocked your front driveshaft isn't going to spin, this will save on bearing wear and you won't have to worry about the t-case popping out of gear and trying to make your engine explode. if its cold or you are just feeling lazy, you can only remove the 4 bolts at the axle flange and pull the driveshaft, apart, personally i don't like the looks of half a driveshaft just hanging out underneath, so i take the whole thing out.


Try and get your towbar as level as possible and try and get your mounts in line with the frame rails.
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Old November 13th, 2005, 11:12 PM   #2
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Old November 15th, 2005, 09:19 AM   #3
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if the Tcase is in N and the front DS doesn't spin, why would the trans spin??? Seems like you could leave the trans in any gear you wanted (I would pick N)
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Its not a true neutral t-case the front and rear output shafts have to turn at the same speed. So if you take the rear shaft out no driveshafts spin.

When you have the T-case in Neutral, with the rear driveshaft connected, both driveshafts spin at the same speed, this causes just enought friction to spin the intermediate driveshaft, which isn't a good thing for some bearings. putting it in Gear stops the intermediate shaft from spinning. The only thing i haven't figured out is why Suzuki recommends 2nd?
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i'll tell ya what, flat towing a spoa sammi with yj's on 33's and no shocks with a stock Bronco II is no fun at all......lol
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i'll tell ya what, flat towing a spoa sammi with yj's on 33's and no shocks with a stock Bronco II is no fun at all......lol
Yeah, it was a life altering experience, must have bigger badder tow rig.
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Old November 20th, 2005, 06:24 PM   #7
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i'll tell ya what, flat towing a spoa sammi with yj's on 33's and no shocks with a stock Bronco II is no fun at all......lol

and a 4cyl sonoma is a walk in the park :gman:
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Old November 23rd, 2005, 02:51 AM   #8
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and a 4cyl sonoma is a walk in the park :gman:
Yea.. notice he said WALK !!
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not a run or a jog in the park? lol
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when my buddy wanted to tow his he just happened to have some brush guard mounts that hooked right up to his tow bar.
i questioned the mounts ability to hold up but i guess they ran 70 down the freeway behind his blazer with no problems.
his zuk has a 4" susp. lift and 32s
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Old April 17th, 2006, 09:34 PM   #11
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yeah, the sammy towed no problem
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