U-haul Says I Cant Tow My Eclipse????

Posted by 91orangeGST, Jul 24, 2004

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  1. 91orangeGST

    91orangeGST Proven Member

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    I just bought an 91 gsx and I need to tow it back home with a tow dolly, but U-HAUL says that an eclipse is to low to the ground. I've towed an 87 rx7 perfectly fine. Also the car doesnt have a rear bumper so it will have even more ground clearence. I jsut dont want to drive 200 miles and find out that Im wrong so please reply back by tonight with anything that will help! Thanks,

    kyle
     

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  2. L2RTSiAWD

    L2RTSiAWD Moderator

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    I'm not sure what a tow dolly looks like but remember a GSX must have all 4 wheels off the pavement when towing.
     
  3. temfate

    temfate Proven Member

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    Being a GSX (awd) the biggest issue is that you're not supposed to tow a AWD vehicle without having all four tires up... You really need two dollies for the back tires...
     
  4. temfate

    temfate Proven Member

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    Beat me to it!
     
  5. wannyGSX

    wannyGSX Proven Member

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    just put 2x4's under the front and rear tires when they pull it onto the FLATBED! :dsm:
     
  6. 91orangeGST

    91orangeGST Proven Member

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    It has no tranny in it so cant you just let the rear wheels spin freely?
     
  7. mavisky

    mavisky DSM Wiseman

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    just remember that the driveshaft will be flopping around as well the whole way. i'd definitely tie it up or something.
     
  8. 91orangeGST

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    What if I unbolt the driveshaft???
     
  9. got_no_sol

    got_no_sol Proven Member

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    I bought my 96 gsx with a blown engine, and towed it home on a tow dolley.

    Just un bolt the driveshaft and hang it with a coat hanger - towed my car 50 miles this way with absolutely no problems....
     
  10. SpoolnTsi

    SpoolnTsi Proven Member

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    Just take it completely out and be done with it. Would be less aggrevation and less time. Take 10 minutes if that. All you need is a 14mm deepwell, a 12mm socket, a 12mm wrench and a jack offcourse. Youll have to be able to turn the driveshaft by hand to get to all 4 of the bolts that mount it to the rear differential so keep it in neutral. Youll loose all of you gear oil in your t-case so dont forget to fill it back up if and when u drive it :talon:
     
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  11. Rogue9

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    U- haul rents flat beds for around $50.00 last time i rented last year. It was only $15 dollars more that the dolley.
     
  12. Attack Eagle

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    just get a 4 wheel dolly.

    the later turbos have learance issues supposedly because they have 17" wheels... but they are the same diameter as the stock ones...
    I think they are afraid yuo'll scrapes the wheels and sue them.

    2gs of all types have nose clearance issues, bust supposedly they can all be towed except the 97-99 GSX b/c it has 17" wheels...

    Some companies like Uhaul ban all of them, others like penske just the 97-99.


    4 wheel dolly it, and have someone help you load it...
     
  13. 9d2TSi

    9d2TSi Proven Member

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    I ran into the same problem when I bought my first Talon, Uhaul said that the ground clearance of the car was too low. I just told them I was hauling a 1995 GMC Jimmy and got the trailer. Just be careful when you load it.
     
  14. Tx97GSX

    Tx97GSX Proven Member

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    You shouldn't have problems towing your 1g on a 4 wheel dolly. When I got my project car it had no motor in it and the tranny was sitting in the trunk of the car and I had no clearance issue at all.
     

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