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Does anyone know (for a fact) why a new Jeep Grand Cherokee 4X4 can't be pulled on a tow dolly (front wheels on dolly) back wheels on the ground? Thanks

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no 4x4 jeeps can be pulled that way


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Posted: 02/14/12 06:36am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Purely a curiosity question, why would you want to use a dolly when you can tow 4-down?


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Jeep has been using a viscous coupling in the transfer case since the early to mid 90's in the GC in particular. With a neutral position on the transfer case you tow 4 down or 4 up, i.e. trailer. If you want to tow on a dolly you must remove the rear driveshaft.


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Ultratravler wrote:

Does anyone know (for a fact) why a new Jeep Grand Cherokee 4X4 can't be pulled on a tow dolly (front wheels on dolly) back wheels on the ground? Thanks

Because the manufacturer says it can't be towed that way!

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We tow our's 4 down. It's too easy. Why make things harder?

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Posted: 02/14/12 11:10am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Makes sense.

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The only reason I want to use a dolly is so I can load the motorcycle,on the front, and the Jeep on the dolly. It's called a tandum tow dolly. It can be used for a golf cart, two motorcycles or even a four wheeler, and you still have the dolly for the toad. Thanks for the replys.

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