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PostPosted: Mon Dec 07, 2009 11:02 am    Post subject: tow vehicle Reply with quote
now that I have my tow-behind trailer almost to the point that I'm happy with it, I find myself wishing for a way to not drive the car to/from the track.

I'm curious what anyone uses for a tow vehicle and their opinions of a setup I have in mind.

DC2 with B20, upgraded brakes, towing a dolly with electric brakes.
the DC2 could be a CRV.

Yes I know when I get this I'll be wishing for a full trailer setup...


granted this is all a pipe dream, I have no money to do any of this, but it's fun to dream.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 23, 2009 1:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
I have never understood towing with a car/very small SUV but to each their own. Here is my tow setup....



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PostPosted: Thu Dec 24, 2009 2:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
jspecb18c wrote:
I have never understood towing with a car/very small SUV but to each their own. Here is my tow setup....

price, space, mainly money... (for the vehicle and upkeep on it)

seriously jealous of that setup.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 29, 2009 11:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
What about wear and tear on the engine and transmission of the tow vehicle since it was never designed to tow in the first place.

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 07, 2010 12:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
Ill take the Supra.. Thanks. Very Happy
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 08, 2010 10:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
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What about wear and tear on the engine and transmission of the tow vehicle since it was never designed to tow in the first place.

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B20's are cheap and relitivly easy to find.
trans, stock honda trans's are really difficult to kill unless you really try to kill it. (manual trans)
clutch, that's my main concern.

I do agree, a larger vehicle designed to tow would be best. But that's really not in my budget, so I'm trying to put together a plus/minus list on the more affordable options to see if I could live with it.

And I know in the long run swapping clutches and eventually engines is going to out weigh the larger vehicle cost but I'm talking 7-8 events a year, mostly highway.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 16, 2010 12:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
i use my supercharged 500hp 550ft 05 f150. an it moves out with a 16ft trailer loaded.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 15, 2010 11:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
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Ill take the Supra.. Thanks. Very Happy


LOL...I would sell my first born before I would sell the Supra Razz

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 24, 2010 10:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
My friend had a tow hitch on his little civic sure a b20 will be able to pull youe car
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