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Old March 5th, 2008, 05:15 PM   #41
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If the Blazer is like most Jeep 4x4s, which it probably is since they used similar transfer cases, you shouldn't use a dolly anyways unless you remove the rear driveshaft. Then you may lose your tcase fluid because the driveshaft seals the output. Most 4x4's should be Flat-Towed or Trailered, not put on a dolly.
True. I didnt think about that. He should be able to at least use a tow bar. If not there are lighter car haulers out there with brakes. We rented one not too long ago, it was full aluminum, and it worked VERY well.
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Old March 6th, 2008, 06:31 PM   #42
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Buddy tow dollied a '93 blazer from silver lake to home with his '89?? 2.8L GM truck....it made it the 4 hours home...
That was me. We towed my 1988 S-15 jimmy 2 door 2.8 on a full uhaul flatbed trailer (not a dolly) with a 1991 S-10 regular cab shortbox 4.3 five speed. It towed just fine, with no problems. In fact, the gas we saved paid for the rental!

The thing about the trailer was that it had brakes, where as most dollys don't. Even then, they were just Uhauls crappy compression brakes.

I say do it!
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Old March 6th, 2008, 10:27 PM   #43
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I had a 92 S15 Jimmy with the 4.3 Vortec and according to the list above 3.42 gears. I tow bared my cj5 to silver lake all the time (2.5 hrs) and to Drummond island once (6 hrs) Some of the big hills i let it slow down some but overall it did great. I have also pulled the same cj on a car trailer with it. Again it did ok but it was a lot of weight on the suspension. Overall you should have no problems. If you come to a big hill just let it slow down some as you go up it.
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Old March 6th, 2008, 10:43 PM   #44
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definitely do what rustycj5 said! don't try to hold up your speed on the hills, let it slow down otherwise your gonna be running redline and that's not a good situation!
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Basically as long as you keep the torque converter looked it shouldn't make the trans get hot (DON'T USE CRUISE). If it does unlock you will notice maybe 200 - 300 rpm difference. It will happen a couple times till you get to know where the "Sweet Spot" is.
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Old March 7th, 2008, 08:08 AM   #46
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I am setting my Sonoma up to tow my Jeep on a trailer. I am not towing with it more then two to three times a year. Most of the time Ill drive my Jeep were I am plain to take it.

I have done a ton of reading on towing in the past month on S/T trucks and the Best thing to do to keep them alive its a bigger trans cooler, oils cooler and helper springs or add a leafs in the rear Also a Class 5 hitch.

Driving wise Keep it out of Over drive, No cruse control and Keep it under 70.

For the trialer make sure it has brakes and and that the whole load is under 5000 lbs thats what the most a S/T truck can handle.
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For the 4.3 motors, keep away from the factory oil cooler and filter setup. Use an aftermarket one if you are upgrading. The factory one had very small ports, and was known to plug up. BTW, the one I towed with had 3.42 gears also.
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what you are towing is about 1/2 the weight of the truck he wants to pull, big difference.

and i'm not sure all of what you said is 100% truth since you cant remember what kind of vehicle you have. the ZR2 package was only available on the s-10 pickup and blazer on the GMC sonoma it was called the highrider package and none of those 2 options (the same thing) were available on the jimmy.
well your a pretty fart smeller it doesnt matter what the truck is called they are both gm and they are the same thing, highrider zr2 same shit bro
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Old March 8th, 2008, 06:27 PM   #49
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well i dunno what my gears are really as i posted but i know when i get on the highway its a dog in town its pretty peppey tho so ... guess im not shure yet i have a double axel car hauler with brakes dunno if i should try to haul it with the jimmy on tho ... suppose i could haul the trailer around empty next weekend and see what it does
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