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Old 04-16-2020, 07:26 AM   #11
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Toad Jeep? How far can it jump?
Youtube is your friend. They can jump pretty high!
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Old 11-12-2020, 03:05 PM   #12
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I'm planning on this with an '01 WJ up on 35s. Kinda torn on a flat tow setup vs biting the bullet and getting a trailer. I'm assuming a trailer would pull far better?
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Flat tow will handle better than a trailer plus less weight. You will put more wear and tear on your tires and drive train, and you won't be able to backup.
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Huh, I would have figured the much smaller rolling resistance of trailer tires vs the significant rolling resistance of 35" M/Ts would have been a substantial factor.
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From what I've seen, how well a flat tow handles depends almost entirely on the steering geometry of the toad and how much slop there is in the tie rods, etc. If it wanders all over the road when you drive it, it's probably going to wander around when you tow it, too.



A minor consideration is traction. When you tow a vehicle on a trailer, you're adding the trailer's tongue weight to the back end of the tow vehicle. This gives it more traction. In a flat tow situation you'll be a bit more prone to spinning the rear wheels when you're on a slick or loose surface. On the other hand, if you're already near your rear GAWR you may not want the extra tongue weight adding to it.
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Old 11-12-2020, 07:32 PM   #16
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Huh, I would have figured the much smaller rolling resistance of trailer tires vs the significant rolling resistance of 35" M/Ts would have been a substantial factor.
Yeah, but it's negated (and then some) by the extra frontal area of moving the jeep 2' off the ground, at least at highway speeds. But you won't hear the road noise of those M/Ts while it's being trailered, so there's that.
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Old 11-13-2020, 03:14 PM   #17
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Fair points. Sounds like I'll stick with the flat tow plan. Need to get the EGT gauge fixed first but that's a separate issue.
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