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6 Replies and 2616 Views Using tow dolly, and blowing rear shocks?  2616  6 Started by  Sean R/T I noticed not too many are using a tow dolly to haul around there race car to national races like I, is there a reason for this Is dragging the race cars rear tires and wheels to the event on the street bad for the shocks at all Tow dolly doesn't have any sort of damping on the axel, so would this put more strees on the cars rear supension that is dragging behind it I tow a '97 Neon ACR with sem-stiff springs in STS class, behind my 3.7L V6 Jeep Commander. The roads in MI are te...
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by  TeamRX8Jump to last post
02 Dec 2006 07:00 AM
7 Replies and 2647 Views Burns oil only when towing  2647  7 Started by  jbmoore I have a 1998 Dodge Durango with 88,000 miles on the 5.2 V8 that I use to tow my CP car. Funny thing is that the engine doesn't seem to burn any oil unless I am towing. Then it burns about 1 qt every 1000 miles or so. The car and trailer together weigh just under 4000 lbs and the Durango barely notices the trailer is back there except on really steep hills. I have never noticed any smoke from it, and the power seems to be good. Once I have been driving for an hour or so on the highway a...
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by  dhrmx5Jump to last post
20 Nov 2006 11:51 PM
2 Replies and 870 Views 1 Ton Dually Transmissions  870  2 Started by  drmenefee I am looking for a 1 ton dually and have a question about the transmissions. For pulling trailers is it better to have a standard or automatic If standard is best should it be a 5 or 6 gear transmission. I'm from the old school and like a standard transmission with as many gears as is reasonable for the job. What about a positive trac rear ends or are they now called a locked rear ends Are there any split rear ends or overdrive set-ups
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by  dhrmx5Jump to last post
20 Nov 2006 11:44 PM
1 Replies and 860 Views RSX towing package?  860  1 Started by  GotSpoonJDM Ok im wondering if installing a trailer hitch on my car , to pull one of those small utilty trailers is a bad idea will it effect me in any classing or the easy to remove and put back on and alllso i have a very larg muff well 6 inch cansiter. would it be in the way
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by  TirewarmerJump to last post
17 Nov 2006 01:02 PM
17 Replies and 1828 Views Please help me out on my Senior Design Project: Utility Trailer for tires/equipment  1828  17 Started by  frostwhitesi Utility Trailer for Autocross/Trackday Use Customer Survey I am a senior at the University of Cincinnati studying Mechanical Engineering Technology. I would like to improve the utility trailer specifically for autocross/trackday use for my senior design project. Please take a few minutes to answer the following questions to help me with my design. What is important to you for the design of a new utility trailer Please circle the appropriate answer. RATE 1 TO 5 (5 being of highest import...
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by  mattmJump to last post
11 Nov 2006 10:05 AM
17 Replies and 23139 Views Anybody towing with the Dodge "Sprinter" van?  23139  17 Started by  fastmike I am only towing 5000lbs or less. Supposedly the things get really good mileage and I like the high ceiling that you can get. Dually's are available. Lease on current truck runs out in 7 more months....Will need something new. FM
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by  DavardJump to last post
31 Oct 2006 10:36 AM
1 Replies and 760 Views Calling: Lynn Rogers- SSSCC  760  1 Started by  PCalhoun Lynn,Rc'd your e-mail regarding specing a timing trailer. There was not a return e-mail, please contact me directly and I will be glad to get the ball rolling.pcalhoun at paceamerican.comRegards,Peter Calhoun- Marketing ManagerPace American, Inc.
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by  lars131Jump to last post
17 Oct 2006 06:54 PM
8 Replies and 1273 Views Renting a tractor trailer to transport multiple vehicles  1273  8 Started by  neurokinetik In this pic: There is a semi with several different cars on it. Does anybody know anything about this I had the idea a while back that renting such a rig would be a great way for several of us in our region to avoid having to make the 2000 mile round trip in our competition vehicles (most of us do not have tow vehicles and are using our competition vehicles to tow tire trailers). I'd just like to get some ideas on who to conta...
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by  rocketrexJump to last post
15 Oct 2006 01:11 AM
43 Replies and 9861 Views New enclosed race car trailer - Tie Down questions  9861  43 Started by  S2kTas
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Let's call this a 'Really Nice Christmas Present'I have ordered a new enclosed car trailer for our Honda S2000. The trailer (by H & H Trailers), is being built during the next 8 weeks, and have a few questions on Tie Downs. The trailer is 20 foot long and 102 inches wide, with a 30' V-nose front. There will be E-track built into the floor for tie downs. My first thought, is to use over the wheel tie downs, (some people call these Wheel Bonnets), that ratchet directly to the E-Track. Questio...
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by  S2kTasJump to last post
11 Oct 2006 08:35 AM
0 Replies and 786 Views Aluminum Car Trailer for sale  786  0 Started by  merjas127 For Sale: Aluminum Car TrailerI've owned this trailer for about 19 years, has been used very seldom, but always well-maintained (just had whl brgs repacked and lights updated). Tows very easily, has one removeable fender and a built-in, lockable storage compartment. Large enough for up to F-body sized cars. It's lightweight (about 1360 lbs), about the same as current Featherlites, ATC's, etc.. It was built for Tony Statile by a company in Georgia and has a tall 'rim' around three sides tha...
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09 Oct 2006 05:18 PM
18 Replies and 16357 Views Putting really low car on trailer???  16357  18 Started by  weasel KP61 I just bought a trailer that is a little over 1 ft high and just barely fits my car. The problem is i can only load it at the bottom of my driveway (so it's a shorter height to go up) How do i drive the car on and off the trailer without hitting the bottom The ramp i have is 6ft long though is very narrow and isn't that strong. What are some ways i can get my car on and off the trailer on flat ground
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by  Dave HardyJump to last post
09 Oct 2006 09:33 AM
0 Replies and 720 Views Anybody need something towed out to topeka and back  720  0 Started by  sccaITSsentra I would like to go out and watch ( not by choice, but had car troubles all year and didnt qualify) But I dont want to go for free, I deliver new campers,trailers, renegades etc, all across the country i have a 1 ton with all three hitches electric brakes etc, so I can safely tow just about anything out there, I would be willing to tow something out there for a fair price, (about.50cents a mile both ways ) if anyone is interested let me know , Im based out of indiana but I can pretty much make i...
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28 Sep 2006 05:47 PM
5 Replies and 1090 Views older dodge 3/4 ton diesel, good idea or no?  1090  5 Started by  skierd I stumbled across what I would consider a big ass truck for sale locally, a 1993 Dodge Ram D350 crew cab, diesel, dually, auto that has 100k on it. The current owner pulled a 5th wheel camper behind it, which bothers me, but the price is right at around $6500. Does anyone here have experience with these old beasties How bad would they be to live with on a mostly daily basis, understanding they get good for truck but still horrid mileage and the size Its complete and utter overkill for what...
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by  sccaITSsentraJump to last post
28 Sep 2006 05:42 PM
1 Replies and 1156 Views Anyone have a tow dolly near Ann Arbor I could rent for Solo Nationals?  1156  1 Started by  skisoloii I am not towing my race car, so I thought I might tow some transportation. However, I can't find a decent place to rent or borrow a dolly to pull behind my RV to Topeka. Anybody got one, or got any contacts in the Ann Arbor/Novi/Livonia/Lansing Michigan area
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by  TeamRX8Jump to last post
20 Sep 2006 09:37 PM
26 Replies and 3160 Views $10k Diesel Budget (E-350 vs G3500)  3160  26 Started by  Mugenlude
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I'm considering purchasing a seperate diesel tow vehicle. It will be towing a combined 3500 car/trailer load, plus tools, wheels/tires, etc. I don't see the weight being an issue considering I'm looking for a diesel. My budget is around $10k. My choices seem to have come down to late '90's E-350 (7.3L Powerstroke) or G3500 (6.5L) cargo vans. The other option is a '94-95 Suburban (2WD) (extra seating would be nice), but those years seem to have problems with injection pumps and obvio...
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by  autoxgodJump to last post
31 Aug 2006 12:39 PM
3 Replies and 850 Views air ride hitch  850  3 Started by  autoxgod I just bought an air ride hitch and was wondering if anyone else has used them. It seems like a real nice idea to help cushion the trailer load on the van. Jim
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by  autoxgodJump to last post
21 Aug 2006 01:53 PM
3 Replies and 2464 Views 37ft Diesel Pusher w/ 30ft trailer CHEAP!!  2464  3 Started by  Ledfoot2 I am selling my racing setup to move on to something else. It has been a fantastic rig that I worked hard to set up for dry camping at the track.1987 Hawkins Motor Coach (almost identical to a Country Coach) 37ft long, 300hp, 800lb/ft 10.4 liter Turbocharged CAT diesel. Generator, twin A/C's, Twin Funaces, Air Brakes, Air RIde, Air throttle and Cruise. Basically, it is a bus chassis (Gillig) with a motorhome built on it. It will pull my 10,000 loaded trailer 80mph all day long. I take my three k...
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by  Ledfoot2Jump to last post
09 Aug 2006 07:54 PM
9 Replies and 1303 Views Used full-size SUV opinions  1303  9 Started by  NoCones Hopefully, I'll soon be in the market for a tow vehicle. It won't be a daily-driven vehicle, but will be called on from time-to-time to carry a couple big mutts around town and run other errands like Home Depot trips. It will also probably serve as a family-vacation-mobile. I'm starting to look at used Expedition/Navigators, Tahoe/Yukons, Sequoias, and Armadas. Hoping to stay at/under $20k. Looking for opinions on these vehicles...which you think would do the job best...years to have/not ha...
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by  BrianChevyJump to last post
06 Aug 2006 10:51 PM
3 Replies and 997 Views toter homes...  997  3 Started by  rerun Are the things large enough / comfortable enough for someone to live in 365 days / yr I'm thinking if I move to a large city it may be more economical to buy a toter home than a house. You can live in your car, but you can't race your house. (But maybe you can bring your house with you)
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by  rerunJump to last post
25 Jul 2006 09:51 PM
5 Replies and 885 Views Trailer on the blink.  885  5 Started by  Sphinx I've got a 13 year old Econo open deck trailer. And I'm using a prodigy controller. Weirdest thing that happens is that I occassionally get the SH (shortcircuit) or oL (overload) indicators on my Prodigy controller. Happens intermittently. And then it didn't happen for the last 6 months when I've pulled the trailer w/ no load. Tonight, though, after I loaded the trailer, it starting going nuts again. Maybe I'm crazy here, but what could possibly be going on to cause this condition only when...
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by  markaJump to last post
25 Jul 2006 10:56 AM
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