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Offline carguy87

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Hard Work
« on: August 25, 2011, 08:30:43 AM »
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Here is my Eagle pulling my dad's daily driver to the dealership, another victim to key recognition module failure.

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Re: Hard Work
« Reply #1 on: August 25, 2011, 08:43:44 AM »
That's a lot of weight for an Eagle to tow around . . you got a brake controller on that thing, er trailer got brakes? Hopefully the dealership was just down the road.
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Re: Hard Work
« Reply #2 on: August 26, 2011, 12:19:38 AM »
Down here lock smith charges from 100.00 to 500.00 for the key, how much did the dealer charge your dad.
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Re: Hard Work
« Reply #3 on: August 26, 2011, 10:08:21 PM »
That's a lot of weight for an Eagle to tow around . . you got a brake controller on that thing, er trailer got brakes? Hopefully the dealership was just down the road.

that's exactly what I was thinking..

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Re: Hard Work
« Reply #4 on: August 27, 2011, 04:41:43 PM »
Trailer brakes and a brake controller in the AMC.  It handled fairly well, went 55mph down the highway no problem.  It's not the actual key, in those the module goes bad and no longer relays the code from the key through the security module so the vehicle will start.  Pretty common problem, most people end up having to just trade em' into the dealership because they never get it 100% fixed once it starts.

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Re: Hard Work
« Reply #5 on: September 21, 2011, 10:56:26 PM »
Wow that's impressive.  A load like that would even be enough to make my Silverado with twice the power of the Eagle work for it's biscuits.
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Re: Hard Work
« Reply #6 on: September 21, 2011, 11:05:09 PM »
Wow that's impressive.  A load like that would even be enough to make my Silverado with twice the power of the Eagle work for it's biscuits.

I've towed plenty of cars/SUV's on trailers with my truck and it does it without breaking a sweat. A Silverado should be fine pulling it.

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Re: Hard Work
« Reply #7 on: September 22, 2011, 12:12:33 AM »
Yeah, it's not a problem for the truck, but I can definitely tell there's something back there.  Seems that the Eagle struggles just to move it's own weight up the hills, I think i would be pulling hills in 1st gear with the flashers on if I was towing that much weight behind mine around here.  I guess if it was all flat it wouldn't be bad, but
 terrain such as that just doesn't exist in pennsylvania for me to test that theory.
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Re: Hard Work
« Reply #8 on: September 22, 2011, 12:54:24 AM »
I guess if it was all flat it wouldn't be bad, but
 terrain such as that just doesn't exist in pennsylvania for me to test that theory.

I've been to PA a few times..and I noticed that.. I was like.. I can't go more than 2 minutes without going up or down a huge hill  ;D

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Re: Hard Work
« Reply #9 on: September 22, 2011, 02:19:50 AM »
Eagles were actually catagorized as a light truck.
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Re: Hard Work
« Reply #10 on: September 22, 2011, 03:52:18 AM »
Eagles were actually catagorized as a light truck.


Yeah, but to suggest they could keep up with a pickup for most tasks is ludicrous.

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Re: Hard Work
« Reply #11 on: September 23, 2011, 01:19:52 AM »
mid size trucks in that era were all pretty under powered.... unless ya stuffed a small block V8 in them...then they command a little respect.
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Re: Hard Work
« Reply #12 on: September 27, 2011, 10:25:41 PM »
I'm wondering what's up with the front bumper?

Looks like some homemade double tubed thing. Any other pics of that?

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Re: Hard Work
« Reply #13 on: September 30, 2011, 01:19:37 AM »
Those rims were on 02' to I believe 04' or possibly later jeep grand cherokees.
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Re: Hard Work
« Reply #14 on: October 10, 2011, 05:10:37 PM »
Yup, that is a 2004 Model on the trailer.  The front and rear bumpers are tube steel bent and welded with some channel stock welded to mount to the stock bumper mounts.  I believe I posted info about it in the body section, I'll try to get some pics of the bumpers when I can.

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Re: Hard Work
« Reply #15 on: October 10, 2011, 08:14:49 PM »
Those rims were on 02' to I believe 04' or possibly later jeep grand cherokees.
And are 5x5" bolt pattern, not 5x4.5" like the Eagles.
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Re: Hard Work
« Reply #16 on: October 10, 2011, 11:19:09 PM »
I abused my first '84 Eagle wagon pretty bad. It had the Mexican 282 in it. PO swapped it in from his CJ because "it was gutless and backfired a lot" Turned out to have 2 bad pushrods and cam walk (used a 4.0L timing cover and cam button) and I fixed the valve cover leak at the same time. I killed the 998 trans several times (snapped the neck off the torque converter) hauling my trailer made from a '91 IH bus body and a tandem axle trailer (loaded to go to and from swap meets)

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