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Old 01-17-2007, 04:16 PM   #21
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Correct... The Bonneville with FE2 will have ELC...

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Old 01-17-2007, 04:20 PM   #22
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How many miles are on the car?

Have you ever replaced the rear shocks?
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Old 01-17-2007, 06:58 PM   #23
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For the stuff you've listed that you'll be towing, I'd personally just go rent a small Ryder truck one-way to move your stuff. If I needed my car too, I'd get a friend to drive either the car or the truck and caravan them out. I would not tow that kind of stuff in a trailer with my Bonneville over the mountains. But if you do, take all the advice here, and yes, get a larger aftermarket tranny cooler, don't go with just the stock one.
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When was the last time the brakes were serviced or inspected?
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I only have had the car since last June and havent done anything with the suspension/brakes except for replacing the front stabilizer bushings. As far as moving I'm still debating with myself on what I'm going to do about getting my stuff to California.
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Old 01-18-2007, 01:34 PM   #26
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1) Do you have a Tow hitch and wiring harness ?

2) If you do is it rated for 3000-3500 Lbs

3) If you have never changed the fluid I would strongly suggest that you do so

4) If you decide to Tow the trailer, Get a good cooler

5) Make sure the brake system is up to snuff, You'll have to keep safe distance from other people just incase keeping everyone safe..

6) You may want to install a 180 thermostat and flush the cooling system..

7) Make sure the car is in tune, Oil, plugs and the like..

The Bonneville is rated for 1000Lb, But the Trans is designed to pull a totall of 6000 Lbs( This includes the weight of the car ) Lets assume you are at 3700 Lbs.. You only have 2300 Lbs to play with...

And like everyone has said the Brakes aren't set up for towing large loads, it will take a bit for you to stop..

That is a long distance to tow that weight, But if you prepare correctly and take your time you should be ok..

Does this trailer have double axle set up or a single axle?

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1) Do you have a Tow hitch and wiring harness ?

2) If you do is it rated for 3000-3500 Lbs

3) If you have never changed the fluid I would strongly suggest that you do so

4) If you decide to Tow the trailer, Get a good cooler

5) Make sure the brake system is up to snuff, You'll have to keep safe distance from other people just incase keeping everyone safe..

6) You may want to install a 180 thermostat and flush the cooling system..

7) Make sure the car is in tune, Oil, plugs and the like..

The Bonneville is rated for 1000Lb, But the Trans is designed to pull a totall of 6000 Lbs( This includes the weight of the car ) Lets assume you are at 3700 Lbs.. You only have 2300 Lbs to play with...

And like everyone has said the Brakes aren't set up for towing large loads, it will take a bit for you to stop..

That is a long distance to tow that weight, But if you prepare correctly and take your time you should be ok..

Does this trailer have double axle set up or a single axle?
1. no tow hitch or wire harness
3 I was planning on the fluid change anyways before my trip
4. That was my plan for a bigger cooler
5 My brakes are good..but have thought of changing to slotted rotors and the better pads.
6. I already have a 180 thermostat
7. The car is in tune. I have Amsoil in my engine.
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Oh, as for the trailer, I havent got that far as to where I'm going to get one.
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I have never installed or bought a trailer hitch for a uni-body, FWD car.

I am assuming that the classes of the hitches are the same for a car as tehy are for a truck. If that is the case, get a class 3 - nothing less.
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Your car will be fine, especially if you have a trans cooler.

When I made my trip up the ALCAN, I had the car 400 lbs over it'* max weight, the rear ELC shot, no trans cooler and pushing ~85 avg, and I made it just fine.

You'll be all set
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