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  • towing capacity of 240sx?

    I had this crazy idea that I could probably tow my S13 back and forth from the track with my S14 a while ago after I saw there were companies that made tow hitches for S14s.

    I can't seem to find any information on towing capacity on S14s. Does anyone have any knowledge on small uni-body cars towing other cars? My clutch, and tires should be fine for the extra load, but its the chassis im curious about obviously.
    Last edited by silverbullet; 05-09-2008, 05:44 PM.

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    No way in the world you could do it with an S14. An S13 + extra tires, tools etc. are going to stress your average V8 frame-body SUV or truck pretty good even with an open trailer.

    I doubt you could pull a loaded trailer up a slight incline with an S14.


    BTW - you ever towed anything? You definitely want excess towing capacity.
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    • #3
      Originally posted by Def View Post
      No way in the world you could do it with an S14. An S13 + extra tires, tools etc. are going to stress your average V8 frame-body SUV or truck pretty good even with an open trailer.

      I doubt you could pull a loaded trailer up a slight incline with an S14.


      BTW - you ever towed anything? You definitely want excess towing capacity.
      X eleventy billion

      I think my Draw Tite is rated for 2000 lbs. I'd bet if you could even get moving the tail would wag the dog.

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      • #4
        the s14 hitch spec was 2000, but unsure if the car itself can do it. s13 was listed at 1500.

        most i'd try is a small formula car....

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        • #5
          it can be done in a pinch. After i busted the clutch fork pivot at an auto-x in my s-13 my dad was able to tow it it back with his auto kouki. This is also on level roads too. I would definitely suggest against it though.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by TSJ View Post
            it can be done in a pinch. After i busted the clutch fork pivot at an auto-x in my s-13 my dad was able to tow it it back with his auto kouki. This is also on level roads too. I would definitely suggest against it though.
            On a trailer or tow rope?

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            • #7
              by tow rope; i highly doubt it would be possible with a real trailer.

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              • #8
                Probably not if you value your unibody keeps all its bits spot welded together.
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