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Old September 4th, 2008, 09:45 AM   #1
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I just picked up a 98 foreman full time 4x4.Is it possible to put the front wheels on one those cargo extenders that slide into your hitch and run just the back two tires in neutral. To get from the campsite to the dunes without damage? And is it legal? Seeing how you cant "soft tow'' anymore?
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Old September 4th, 2008, 10:47 PM   #2
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i don't see why not but dont go like 40mph and tye it down
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Old September 6th, 2008, 07:03 AM   #3
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Check out the Warn website, they make a front disconnect kit for 2wd operation. I don't think it would hurt to tow the quad like you're wanting to, for short distances.
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I've seen it done for short distances. Saw sport quad guys just put it in neutral and hook the front end onto the hitch ball and go that way.
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if it is a mechanically locked(FULL TIME) 4x4, I dont think you could do it without disconnecting the drive to the front axle. If it was a selectable it would seam you could...I may be wrong though.
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I would say if 4x4 no with out disconnect... as has been stated
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i wouldn't suggest it.
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cant do it as is.
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Im fabricating a mount for the quad,so i can hook the quad to the back of the truck like a trailer.



Thanks for the all the advice
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