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Old 01-24-2005, 07:16 PM   #21
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well trust me if i did tow id being going really slow cuz well ive only had the car passed 3000 rpm a few times so trust me i baby my car. id install a tranny cooler and gauge before id even try, and the speed limit is only 55 the whole way and their only 2 or 3 big hills.
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You can copy and paste the URLs to a browser and they'll open just fine. Then you can at least see the hitch on my car...
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well trust me if i did tow id being going really slow cuz well ive only had the car passed 3000 rpm a few times so trust me i baby my car. id install a tranny cooler and gauge before id even try, and the speed limit is only 55 the whole way and their only 2 or 3 big hills.
Meh, only above 3000 a few times....thats a normal acceleration dude.Although my car has only seen 4000 a few times.
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well i talked to my wife and told her about the weight and she said "jim honestly i dont want one look how much i use my bike u spent alot of money on that bike and i dont ever use it u know how i get bored with that kind of stuff so why dont u just get one moslty cuz im not in to atv and we can share yours" so it looks like when i get one ill just be getting one so weight should be fine right?
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I would think so. I mean I am currently building and enclosed 6x 8.5 foot trailer and will be hauling my go-kart to and from the race track. I am not however going to use the Bonneville since it is 15 years old and Renee does NOT want a hitch on the car, LOL. So I am going to be using my Malibu which has the 3100 in it and is a smaller car. It is rated about the same for weight but for some reason they make a class 2 hitch for it which can handle 3,000 lbs trailer weight and 300lbs tongue weight. The class 1 hitch is designed for 2,000 lbs trailer weight and 200 lbs tongue weight ( I may be off a bit). I am going to be installing a tranny cooler to be on the sage side though.

So as long as you take it easy you should have no problem towing only one quad.

Anyone have any idea why they would put out a class 2 hitch for a car that is only rated to handle about 1,500lbs??
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I would say that a trans temp gauge and trans cooler are REQUIREMENTS for this venture. And the temp gauge will scare you.

Having fragged my own trans, I wonder how much of that was due to occasionally towing? I'll never know, but I'll treat the new trans accordingly. Less towing, more burnouts.

Note that the 2000+ hitches are a totally different application. SSE and SSEi for 92-99 are a specific hitch, SE'* and SLE'* are alot easier to do.
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The beater truck idea isn't terribly bad, and with one ATV you could put it in the back and not need to tow. I remember people talking about subframe style connectors on their cars with "towing packages", maybe you'd wanna look into this?
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One thing to remember about the beater truck idea ( I thought of it for towing my racing trailer), you have another vehicle that you have to maintain and pay insurance on. Up here we pay alot for insurance.
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i like the beater truck but i really dont want another insureance payment other then the 2 cars a possibly a quad, ok so will 1 quad hurt? i do plan on installing a tranny cooler and gauge what the diff between a class 1 and class 2 hitch? just weight? is their a fold down hitch?
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Yes they are just rated for more weight. I have not seen any kind of fold up hitch since they are usually bolted to the frame.

Here this may help.
http://vanity.qwestdex.com/customtru...ss/Page19.html
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