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Old 09-01-2014, 09:04 PM   #1
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4 wheels down Towing

I weighed my unit and found that the dolly/car combo will be too much payload. I am looking at a Jeep Wrangler to tow 4 wheels down. Can anyone give me a detailed list of what I need to do this.
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Old 09-01-2014, 09:26 PM   #2
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You will need a Jeep, a base plate for the Jeep, a brake light harness so your lights work on the Jeep, a tow bar and depending on the height of the Jeep you may need a drop/rise hitch adapter.

Some install supplemental brakes also, but not everyone does.
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Old 09-02-2014, 12:08 AM   #3
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I tow a 2door jeep wrangler rubicon
I use the blue ox system
I had an auxiliary braking system installed to keep jeep brakes fully boosted
It tows pefectly 4 wheels down
Weight if jeep is 4000 less rear seat which we removed
Ours is a 2013 so no steering wheel lock, don't need to leave ignition on
Brake controller installed on dash for easy access
I have seen people replace their bumpers with big heavy steel ones and tow using the 2 recovery hooks
Blue ox just seems safer


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Old 09-02-2014, 12:37 AM   #4
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Depending on the year of your Wrangler, you can got tow shackles (leaf spring, YJ Wrangler) or the aforementioned heavy bumper with tow points. I can tell you that those bumpers are made for recovery, and yanking the Jeep out of the mud or other stuck situation puts way more stress on those points than flat towing will. So I'd trust them. You may also have to remove your Jeep's rear driveshaft. If you're looking to shave weight, a 4-cylinder Wrangler weighs much less than a 6-cylinder and will run all week on a tank of gas...
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It's referred to as "flat towing". In the Jeep's owners manual, look up in the index for towing recommendations. Some vehicles, mostly automatics, will require a drive shaft disconnect. I believe a manual jeep you just need to put the trans in neutral with the key in the ignition so the steering wheel can turn.
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We have the 2013 wrangler automatic
All you do is shift the transfer case into neutral
They removed steering wheel lock in 2013 so no need to put key in ignition



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Old 09-02-2014, 08:11 AM   #7
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Flat towing

I want to thank all you guys for the info. I got caught flat footed because I have almost nothing in my Solera and it weighed in @ 10900Lbs. The loaded weight can only be 11030 and my car/dolly hitch weight is 368LBs. I pulled out what I could and saved 158Lbs but not enough. Axle weight is ok. SO, Flat towing looks like my only option.
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