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Old 06-03-2014, 06:51 PM
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Shuda bought a bigger trailer.
That's exactly what I did. Upgraded to a 2 tonne caravan.
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Old 06-04-2014, 07:00 AM
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Jarse means that even though you don't currently own your GC, and therefore don't physically possess an Owners manual, you can download it from here - Jeep Owners | Download an Owners Manual 2004 - 2011 | Jeep and get a good idea of what's what before you take off.

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Do not tow a trailer at all during the first 500 miles (805 km) the new vehicle is driven. The engine, axle or other parts could be damaged.
Then, during the first 500 miles (805 km) that a trailer is towed, do not drive over 50 mph (80 km/h) and do not make starts at full throttle. This helps the engine and other parts of the vehicle wear in at the heavier loads.

Do the axles need a run in period to make them harden T... F... up before you load them up with a trailer or van?




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Old 06-04-2014, 06:16 PM
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Re: The Towing thread


Axle, meaning the gears and bearings within. Not the actual metal shaft... that should be ready to go.

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Old 06-04-2014, 06:44 PM
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Re: The Towing thread

1/2 Viagra, crushed and added to the gearbox oil normally speeds up the running in process - but no more than 1/2 as it may cause the other components to stiffen.
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Old 06-05-2014, 12:18 AM
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Re: The Towing thread

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It's more to give the engine some time to ware in a bit, before you put a heavy load on it


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Mate I was takin the piss - why would they mention axles in a run in process? If they aren't as strong as they are going to be when you first get the car I'd say you would be in the poo.

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Mate I was takin the piss - why would they mention axles in a run in process? If they aren't as strong as they are going to be when you first get the car I'd say you would be in the poo.

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When Americans talk of axles they seem to include the diff, see the pic. I know, weird? My guess is that when one talks of axle ratios, it's all about the diff therefore by logical conclusion, the diff is the "axle" or at least part thereof. Diffs need to be run in as well.

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Re: The Towing thread

Historically, you'll find "axle" refers to the assembly. Live Axle is a term we use often which reinforces this.

The part which requires no running in is the "axle shaft", though I'm sure even the bearings would appreciate a little love early on

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Re: The Towing thread

Does anyone have experience with HR WDH and the Mopar tow bar?
Mine I use on the falcon doesn't fit the Mopar tow bar as there is a difference in the size of the tounge
Can you get different sized tounges from HR?
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Old 06-14-2014, 05:31 AM
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Re: The Towing thread

The tongue is the flat surface the ball is bolted to.

The Mopar receiver aperture has a different profile... I gather some people have ground the Hayman Reece receiver adaptors to fit. Technically this voids the compliance... but hey, it's just the corners.

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Re: The Towing thread

Sorry yes the receiver. Is there an alternative?
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Re: The Towing thread

Unfortunately, the Reece profile is what it is, and so is the Mopar one. Aside from busting out the grinder I've not heard of alternatives that will be compatible with the remainder of your HR WDH.

That's not a definite though... wait and see if anyone has some good news for you before slashing your wrists!

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