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How stupid will it look?

Man, this sucks. Happily moving back to Colorado but have to tow my JK. I currently have General Grabbers that are 35x12.5x15 but of course the only auto transport available is Uhaul and will not fit. Since I could use some new tires anyway, I need to get 10.5 wide to fit. I know they make 35's in 10.5 but I am really afraid that they will look stupid as hell. Anyone running that config and can give some input? Hate to go back to 33's... I seem to go through a set of tires a year so I guess I could suck it up. Thoughts?

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Goodysgotacuda, I have not done that before. How does that work with the transfer case and such? Doesn't it cause heat and issues?

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When I was much younger, a neighbor needed his Ford truck moved to Washington State. He paid me to drive it up there, the gas and a flight home. Depending on where you live and if you know some college aged kid you trust, it might be an option...
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Goodysgotacuda, I have not done that before. How does that work with the transfer case and such? Doesn't it cause heat and issues?
You'd need a kit to hook the Jeep up to the pull vehicle. That should include a wiring hookup to tie to the stock Jeep taillights. From there it should just be put the transfer case in Neutral and go.

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Read the owners manual about flat towing, it details it exactly how you'd need to go about that.

Also, you might fit on a U-Haul trailer. You would have to buy your own straps, because the ones on the trailer won't work. But it could be worth it to spend a day's rental just to try and test fit before you re-build your whole rig just to get it to another state.

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You'd need a kit to hook the Jeep up to the pull vehicle. That should include a wiring hookup to tie to the stock Jeep taillights. From there it should just be put the transfer case in Neutral and go.
Worst case pull the driveshafts.

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When I was much younger, a neighbor needed his Ford truck moved to Washington State. He paid me to drive it up there, the gas and a flight home. Depending on where you live and if you know some college aged kid you trust, it might be an option...
My wife is driving with me in the truck and could drive it but we already have 130000 miles on it, was trying to not put the miles on it.

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Read the owners manual about flat towing, it details it exactly how you'd need to go about that.

Also, you might fit on a U-Haul trailer. You would have to buy your own straps, because the ones on the trailer won't work. But it could be worth it to spend a day's rental just to try and test fit before you re-build your whole rig just to get it to another state.

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Unfortunately, the Uhaul trailer is 79" wide and my tires are 81".

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Find some wore out stocker and throw them on the front for the trip.

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Find some wore out stocker and throw them on the front for the trip.
LOL I tried Craigslist. I remember not being able to give my set away!

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How sure are you that it won't fit? I have 35 12.5 17s and it was close but it fit. Actually, even the tire tie down on the drivers side fit. Only reason the pass side didn't was because someone had drug it and it was cut off a little.


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our pumps are on the output side of the Tcase, so you can leave your driveshafts in. put the transmission in gear if it's manual, i guess it would be park in an auto, and put the Tcase in neutral

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How sure are you that it won't fit? I have 35 12.5 17s and it was close but it fit. Actually, even the tire tie down on the drivers side fit. Only reason the pass side didn't was because someone had drug it and it was cut off a little.

hmmm... That gives me hope! I was measuring to the outside of the sidewall. I am picking up the trailer a week early so I will have time to scope it out. Thanks man!

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I'm not sure how many trailer models the have. You can tell that the trailer pfd1980 got is different than the one I ended up with. I had to wait for this one because they said it was bigger than the other one that they had in the yard.

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Are you using offset wheels or wheel spacers?
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uhaul trailers come in 2 widths, orange and silver. you want the silver. if you use a website to book the renter, just say youre towing a 2011 corvette, and just call the place up to make sure its the silver one. I was able to tow my jeep with 37x12.5 that way. as stated, get your own straps, theirs wont fit

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Yep towed my rig with 37-13.50 toyos, just get the bigger trailer. It barely fits but it will work. Their straps will work if you run them over the axle instead of the tires


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Unfortunately, the Uhaul trailer is 79" wide and my tires are 81".
You want the trailer to be at least as wide as your track width, not the distance between the outside of your tires. Measure on your JK tires tread center to tread center... if that is greater than 79" the trailer you're talking about won't work. If at least half your tire tread is on the trailer on each side, you'll be fine towing your rig as long as it's properly secured.


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You want the trailer to be at least as wide as your track width, not the distance between the outside of your tires. Measure on your JK tires tread center to tread center... if that is greater than 79" the trailer you're talking about won't work. If at least half your tire tread is on the trailer on each side, you'll be fine towing your rig as long as it's properly secured.
That may be true if you can get over the fenders. If they are good and rigid, you can just drive over them but if they are fixed and flimsy, you might be paying for some damages. Unfortunately, I can't remember if mine went between or over the fenders.

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I didn't read the other replies before I wrote this. I think there is hope!


I think the problem is the width between the fenders. The fenders will come off, but it's a bit of a PITA and then you have to drive over the tires on the trailer and trust that the axles handled that direct stress on the flanges when you head out on a long road trip.

I would find a set of cheap stock pull offs and throw them on there for the trip and then re-sell at your new location.


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