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 Post subject: Why are autos better for towing?
Posted: Wed Apr 27, 2005 11:51 pm 
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So, Why are autos better for towing?

 

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Posted: Wed Apr 27, 2005 11:59 pm 
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pretty sure its something to do with gearboxes imagine doing a hill start in a manuel falcon with a caravan up its a*** bye bye clutch

 

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Posted: Thu Apr 28, 2005 12:27 am 
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pretty sure its something to do with gearboxes imagine doing a hill start in a manuel falcon with a caravan up its a*** bye bye clutch


Yeah, witha big caravan i can imagine it being hard, but with most small trailers (the kind you go to the dump with) it wouldn't be overlly difficult. it must be more to do with the internals or something

 

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Posted: Thu Apr 28, 2005 12:34 am 
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if your not towing big a manual is fine but if towing heavy loads its auto.
i think the tow rating for manual is 1200kg and auto 2300 correct me i f im wrong

 

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Posted: Thu Apr 28, 2005 12:40 am 
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only reason the manual falcons arent rated as high as the automatics are is purely cos the stock clutch is a pissweak piece of s**t

 

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Posted: Thu Apr 28, 2005 3:52 am 
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autos also have coolers where manual dosent

 

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Posted: Thu Apr 28, 2005 4:09 am 
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its mainly due to clutch slippage on the manuals, autos work on friction so a cooler is needed.
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Posted: Thu Apr 28, 2005 6:54 pm 
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The ability of torque converters in auto cars to multiply engine torque at low speeds is also a large benefit when carrying extra weight and should not be discounted.
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Posted: Thu Apr 28, 2005 8:07 pm 
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towin another car with a tow rope is alotttt more comfortable with an auto :D
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towin another car with a tow rope is alotttt more comfortable with an auto :D

get caught doing that in NSW u will be up s**t creek

 

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Posted: Sat Apr 30, 2005 12:59 pm 
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Ben_Daui wrote:
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towin another car with a tow rope is alotttt more comfortable with an auto :D

get caught doing that in NSW u will be up s**t creek


Whys that? How else do you tow a car?
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Posted: Sat Apr 30, 2005 6:06 pm 
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Ben_Daui wrote:
eed-250 wrote:
towin another car with a tow rope is alotttt more comfortable with an auto :D

get caught doing that in NSW u will be up s**t creek


Whys that? How else do you tow a car?


a tow truck , tilt tray or a car trailer,,towing ropes are illegal in nsw..are unsafe

 

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Posted: Sat Apr 30, 2005 9:56 pm 
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waverunner wrote:
Ben_Daui wrote:
eed-250 wrote:
towin another car with a tow rope is alotttt more comfortable with an auto :D

get caught doing that in NSW u will be up s**t creek


Whys that? How else do you tow a car?


a tow truck , tilt tray or a car trailer,,towing ropes are illegal in nsw..are unsafe


I believe its the same in Victoria, To tow a car you must have a rigid connection between each vehicle, no ropes.

Still see it happening though.

 

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Posted: Fri Jul 08, 2005 3:14 am 
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i dunno if its illegal in SA but every1 still does it... autos are heaps nicer to tow with because of the slushy gear changes and smooth take offs so the towee get a steady pull and not jerking/shunting like with manual gear changes

 

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Posted: Fri Jul 08, 2005 7:54 pm 
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mate its illegal to tow another car with rope in victoria...found out the hard way few years ago
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