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Old 01-27-2010, 12:57 PM
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Towing question

Has anyone here towed an import behind there Diesel? I need to know if you tie down the steering wheel and if anything needs to be done concerning towing a front wheel drive import.
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Old 01-28-2010, 04:20 AM
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Good morning guys,can anyone help with this question?
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How are you towing it? Dolly, trailer, rope?
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Old 01-28-2010, 08:48 AM
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Tow bar about 100 miles.
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Old 01-28-2010, 09:02 AM
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is the car an auto or manual trans?
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if it an auto itll cook the tranny. just puttin it in neutural isnt enough. unless maybe you leave it running to pump fluid thru it.
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if it an auto itll cook the tranny. just puttin it in neutural isnt enough. unless maybe you leave it running to pump fluid thru it.
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i would trailer or dolly it if its an auto.
edit: or trailer if its a rear wheel for all wheel auto
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At least on a rear drive you can unhook the d-shaft.
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Chain should do the trick o wait do you want it in one piece or not bahaha!
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I would never flat tow anything more 10 miles at most. Too many things to go wrong. Dolly at the least and preferably a trailer. Tie it down at all 4 corners. If you strap to the frame, pull it down hard enough to compress the suspension. If you tie to the axles, strap it down solid but it will bounce the whole way because the trailer springs and the towed vehicle springs will both be active. And make sure the trailer lights are good. The PSD will haul a car trailer like it's not there. If it's a 1/2 ton, be careful to get the load centered over the axles with 10% of the load as tongue weight. Pull the vehicle onto the trailer until the tonge drops about 1 1/2 - 2", you should be good. If it's a 3/4 or 1 ton, they are pretty forgiving as long as you have some decent tongue weight.

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