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merlinmech2
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 131
posted February 29, 2004 07:56 AM  
How does everyone tie down their cars? I use wheel strap and let the car suspension work.

joetaylor
Dirt Forum Champ
Total posts: 640
posted February 29, 2004 09:21 AM  
my brother and I tie the car down with the frame ft & back we use the nylon ratcht straps

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vosevichs
Dirt Forum Racer

Total posts: 78
posted March 02, 2004 09:08 AM  
Place a jack stand under the the front and rear frame then tie down the frame with ratchet straps. This keeps the car from bouncing around on the suspension. And saves your shocks & springs. But we've tied them down every way. Just as long as it don't fall off of the trailer works.

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rrrrick
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 192
posted March 02, 2004 03:58 PM  
I like to block the rear up and Tie down off the frame, keeps the car from bouncing the 128 miles to the racetrack.


speeronline
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 102
posted March 02, 2004 08:21 PM  
Trailer?? I drive mine to the track! hahahaa
1 mile if I take the long way! Really makes people look when I stop for gas though! hahaha[IMG]Just don't crash or it stays at the track.

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merlinmech2
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 131
posted March 03, 2004 07:08 AM  
Just wondering. Some guys were saying it wears out the suspension by letting the car move. Just wanted some other opinions. I replace anything that gets worn out anyway, so can't see much difference. It sure ride better by letting the supension work. I tow 80 miles each way 2 to 3 times a week. So far it's never fallen off.(knock knock)

zeroracing
Dirt Forum Champ
Total posts: 1876
posted March 03, 2004 07:20 AM  
depends on the car. i have a coil spring mod. so i just let the back bounce. it does not hurt anything and seems to make the trailer tow super easy. a leaf spring car needs to have the back blocked up. but coil spring cars do not need it.
also wacth nylon straps we have had almost new ones snap and throw the car in to the front of the trailer. a good way to tie the car down is to use nylon axle straps and chanins, that way you dont scrach up the frame with the chains, and get the long life of them.

star1modified
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 102
posted March 03, 2004 07:29 AM  
I unhook my shocks when going a long distance with my mod. All the repetitive bouncing will wear a shock out prematurely.

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