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How to properly tow your Jeep Wrangler TJ

Discussion in 'TJ How-to Guides' started by Alex M., Oct 26, 2016.

  1. BendLarry

    BendLarry TJ Enthusiast

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    You need to remove more than the lock spring to really solve the issue. See one of my posts above to learn how to completely disable the wheel lock.


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    Probably not the cylinder. The way to tell is get a key cut off the VIN at the dealer and try it. I'd put money on the key being worn.
     
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    Good point. One rarely thinks (myself included) about the key wearing out over time! I'm sure a lot of of us with the original keys are probably due for a replacement.
     
  4. bobthetj03

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    This ^^
    My key kept walking its way out of the cylinder while driving. Had a key cut recently for when I'm flat towing, and new key is nice and snug.
     
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    20180405_085626.jpg I use a non-chipped key for towing. Also ran a separate trailer wire kit with light bulb to rear tail lights. There's enough room for another 1157 bulk in housing. Jumper wire between MH and plug in jeep grill. Had some tow shackles fabricated that wrap OEM bumper and bolt directly to frame. Much safer towing behind MH. I like it better than the big aftermarket bumper I was using. 20180404_173031.jpg
     
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