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Old 08-24-2005, 04:51 PM   #1
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I doubt Jimmyfloyd and I will ever see the track and race. But I ensured stacking the deck this past weekend. Right before he tried to leave I slipped 45 pounds of trailer hitch in his car
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Mine started coming OFF the 93 last night. It'* more of a bear to take it off the 93 than it will be to put it on the 95.
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Ya, hitches on a Bonneville are tough. I had one on my 87 and I have one on my 99. Both require the exhaust to be dropped to take it on/off.
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Guys what was the tow rating of those trailer hitches?

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Guys what was the tow rating of those trailer hitches?
I'd have to look at my paperwork for the exact figure. I know that I'm just sensible with it.

With my 87 Bonnie, before the transmission took a puke, I towed home the donor Bonnie with my 87. LMAO I did the 90 mile drove with it in tow on the dolly!

I'm a little easier on the 99. The biggest load I've towed is a garden tractor on a utility trailer back from New York state this past fall. Wasn't bad, but I could definitely feel the load back there!
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Guys what was the tow rating of those trailer hitches?
I'd have to look at my paperwork for the exact figure. I know that I'm just sensible with it.

With my 87 Bonnie, before the transmission took a puke, I towed home the donor Bonnie with my 87. LMAO I did the 90 mile drove with it in tow on the dolly!

I'm a little easier on the 99. The biggest load I've towed is a garden tractor on a utility trailer back from New York state this past fall. Wasn't bad, but I could definitely feel the load back there!
Yeah, you know it isn't so much that these cars won't tow, or the trans won't pull it, but they get incredibly hot while doing so that the trans will take a puke.... and the 87'* had a really freaky design when it came to tranny cooling... My good friend was on #3 at 80,000 miles... Towed a 14' boat through the mountains... Tranny burned up... I think tranny cooling is a huge factor when towing any amount of weight...

The largest I have seen for the 87-99 bonnies is a 3000 lb hitch... I'm just one of those guys that would want a 5000 lb hitch, and never tow that much...LMAO

I may get a 3000lb hitch one day, but it would have to have a removeable ball... Don't want a whole ball thingy hanging out back there..

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Mine is a Class II reciever. Very similar to this:
http://www.drophitch.com/browseprodu...se---Ssei.HTML

But I can't find the one I have any more.
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Mine is a Class II reciever. Very similar to this:
http://www.drophitch.com/browseprodu...se---Ssei.HTML

But I can't find the one I have any more.
Looks pretty interesting... 3500Lb, that pretty good too..

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Mine is a Class II reciever. Very similar to this:
http://www.drophitch.com/browseprodu...se---Ssei.HTML

But I can't find the one I have any more.
I think that is what my cousin has on his 95 N/A. I think he tows his snowmobile with it.
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It'* the baby hitch that I weighed Geoff down with. The guy told me he hauled his boat with it.

Bill.. on the 95 I lowered the exhaust and snuck up there to get it out. But I think to properly install it (at least the one I had) you need to pull the bumper to put squared U bolts into the body. Although I've never popped off the bumper..most make it sound easy.
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