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 Post subject: Whos tried this
Posted: Fri May 18, 2007 8:39 pm 
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I have to tow a 2200kg boat 250km's behind my EL 6cyl auto. It has the 2300kg tow pack with the trans cooler, seems a huge weight for a Falcon to pull.
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 Post subject: towing
Posted: Fri May 18, 2007 9:02 pm 
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i have towed a subaru liberty on a tandem behind my car before i moded it fine on flat but on hills it was not happy

1400kg car on a 600kg trailer = not a happy 93LE transmition

 

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Posted: Fri May 18, 2007 9:04 pm 
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how did the rear suspension go
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Posted: Fri May 18, 2007 9:18 pm 
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Yeh my brother towed home a EA falcon on a trailer in his EB 6cyl and it went ok. He only drove about 60kms though.

 

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Posted: Fri May 18, 2007 9:33 pm 
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the secret is keep the trans cool.
dads AU and now BF utes mannaged the tandam trailer, the BF as it comes because it has a big front mounte cooler for the trans factory fitted.
the AU did it with the biggest trans cooler we could get

 

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Posted: Sat May 19, 2007 2:09 am 
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i have towed an XC wagon on a car trailer, using a T5, no problemo!

 

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Posted: Sat May 19, 2007 2:11 am 
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you'll find your suspension in the rear is diff to the standard falcon

 

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 Post subject: rear end
Posted: Sat May 19, 2007 10:41 am 
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Im sure it is standard in the a*** end although I have a set of new Monroe GT Gas to put in. I have these images of 2,200kg ripping the boot floor out!
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Posted: Sat May 19, 2007 1:48 pm 
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is it a wagon or sedan if its a sedan go to pedders and get a set of lpg springs as they are stronger then the heavy duty we put a set in a old guys ef mont as he tows a 2500t caravan if ya want a little stiffer put heavy duty shocks as well for the spring probally set ya back between $150-$200 and they are piss easy to fit

 

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Posted: Sat May 19, 2007 4:01 pm 
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Use third gear max! reduces the trans heat.

It says this in the manual that it's a good idea also.
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Posted: Sat May 19, 2007 4:52 pm 
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true ^

i have trailered a few cars with my car (when it was auto) and it did it fine.

but i was pulling a trailer with a mates EF auto a few weeks ago and the trans over heated, had burnt oil in it.
made it 30k to a servo and changed the oil in the trans was good as new after that. moto of story make sure it has good oil in it.

 

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