GoVR46

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Unhook the tow bar, pull the plates, remove your personal contents. Wait a few days report it stolen. Start shopping for a new Jeep.
Wow! This post should be deleted by Admins because you are offering illegal advice. The owner of the Jeep screwed up and should own up to it and deal with the consequences. Bet they never do it again.
If you wanted to give advice on insurance fraud don't do it publicly.
 

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If he tells the insurance company the truth that he put it in first gear and towed it that will be negligence. To get it covered he’s gonna have to commit insurance fraud one way or the other. Period. I’m not condoning it. it’s just the reality of the situation. When it comes to 40K just like any corporation , he ain’t gonna tell the truth and loose 40K. Leave your keys in your car, call your insurance company and say it got stolen and you knowingly left the keys in it, now pay me. They’ll say that’s negligence. You get zero.
Funny how you say "I'm not condoning it" but your the one giving the owner advice on how to commit insurance fraud. Makes me think you've done this yourself.
This owner is most likely not on this forum anyways because he has a Wrangler and we are a Gladiator group.
 

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I just feel bad for the guy. I mean can you imagine the earful from his wife? HaHa!

We have all made mistakes. Sometimes one action or lack thereof has big effects. I mean who knows, there are days when this would not have been the worst thing to happen all day, after all nobody got hurt that we know of. Life is about prospective.

I did like someone's suggestion of a laminated checklist.
 

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I’m not sure I believe this. Was he towing it with something that has 50k ft-lbs of torque? There is no chance, even the dumbest driver in the road, would not know something was wrong. If you parked that Jeep on a 100% grade (45 degrees), with it in 4 low and fist gear, it wouldn’t move.
 

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This. $30k didn’t sound crazy to me. Might as well hemi swap it with Dana 60’s at this point— everything related to driveline wiring and driveline probably has to come out at this point based on that price. It does add up pretty quick
The 30 k is crazy. The BMW engines that self destruct due to timing chain guide failure are about 12k to fix and 17 k for replacement
 

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I have been flat towing my JKUR and now my JT behind my Moho for over 50000 miles with no issues. OK, one issue, I lost a tow pin out of one of the arms and wondered why that Jeep was trying to run me over. I didnt get very far and zero damage to either. Jeeps are far and way the easiest tow setup going and that’s why you see so many behind Moho’s
 

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Some people are just too stoopid to be stoopid...
 

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Crazy post. Listen, we all make mistakes. This is an to a 30k job, instead, buy a used/almost new motor from rubitrux and problem solved. This can be fixed under 10k.

What I can't get over is the fact that this guys didn't notice resistance and tire screeching from the jeep? In 4 low, in gear, this thing would have been burning tires after a 100 yards. 100 yards may be enough to damage some shit. Anyways, just seems odd. Curious how long they towed it for?
 

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