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Since i plan on doing a couple trackdays this year im just going to tow with mine or my girls car , need opinions!

Witch car is better to do this track is about 50 miles one way!

my car is a 2003 lancer evolution (pretty modded) hers is a 2000 integra gsr (lowered a bit)???

and where to buy a tow hitch?

thanks in advance
 

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lancer evo would be my best guess, better clearance, awd, more tourqe + hp. the lowered teg would be an ordeal to install a towing kit on.

i am in the process of considering getting a tow kit for my 93 lude. the tow capacity of those small 4 bangers isnt much, rated at 7-1000 lbs or so.
 

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lancer evo would be my best guess, better clearance, awd, more tourqe + hp. the lowered teg would be an ordeal to install a towing kit on.

i am in the process of considering getting a tow kit for my 93 lude. the tow capacity of those small 4 bangers isnt much, rated at 7-1000 lbs or so.
thing is both the cars are lowered and i dont wanna put the added stress on the transefer case or trans in the evo.... think i may try to hitch a ride from a local forum
 

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Go with the higher car. You can get a hitch from a local U-Haul brick and mortar. They will install it there for you too. I had to get one installed on my 2000 1.6 protege (no mods) to haul a trailer from Minnesota to Virginia. I had some issues on the steeper mountains in Wv. but other than that all was good! 185k miles later, i.e. last month, I hauled a trailer to NC from Northern Va +- 400 miles each way to pick up my 06'rr and bring it back. The car pulled fine, even with 185k+ on the odo. I just pull the tongue off when I'm not using it...
 

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A bike with a well balanced trailer shouldn't add much stress to your car under acceleration. Use the heavier car for easier braking, evo? I know a guy who pulls his bike with a Miata, and another guy that tracks pulls his with a Golf GTI.

Note: They did attempt to break the world record on Top Gear with a 500hp Evo pulling a trailer.
 

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A bike with a well balanced trailer shouldn't add much stress to your car under acceleration. Use the heavier car for easier braking, evo? I know a guy who pulls his bike with a Miata, and another guy that tracks pulls his with a Golf GTI.

Note: They did attempt to break the world record on Top Gear with a 500hp Evo pulling a trailer.
hmmmm

does anyone know how much stress would be added to the trans and transfer case.
!!!?? adding a hitch to the evo would be the most cost efficient thing to do at the momnent
 

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hmmmm

does anyone know how much stress would be added to the trans and transfer case.
!!!?? adding a hitch to the evo would be the most cost efficient thing to do at the momnent
manual should say what the towing capacity is.

buddy hauls his with his old, 300,000 mile 2dr acura.
 

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Not much added stress if the trailer is light and just 1 bike. Just don't try to run the 1/4 or drag someone from a light with the trailer equipped - you know you'll have an increased load, drive it easy and you'll be fine.
 

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I tow with my 1997 audi a4. its got the v6 so that helps, but also have used a turbo'd suby 2.5rs. worked fine. just don't get a huge trailer. most cars can tow 1000 lbs without any huge issues.
 

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if you pull and light duty trailer(just big enought for the bike) you should be fine. my dad use to pull around 3 dirt bikes on a trailer that he made with an 86 escort when we were younger and he did have any problems.
 

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If you have loaded up 4 people in your evo then you should be fine towing your bike with a trailer. Unless your getting some ginormous trailer this shouldn't be a problem. If it worries you to much rent a truck with a extended bed for a day or two
 

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If you have loaded up 4 people in your evo then you should be fine towing your bike with a trailer. Unless your getting some ginormous trailer this shouldn't be a problem. If it worries you to much rent a truck with a extended bed for a day or two
ive had a car full of people multiple times so i thought it would be fine just was curious what people thought
 

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Seems like everyone else has said it, but the EVO should be fine. I would definitely be careful with bumps and hills though.
 

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Make sure you don't have any clearence problems with your body work.
 

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Go here:
http://store.uhaul.com/hitches.aspx

Get the part number you need for the hitch.

Call U-haul, give them the address to your closest U-haul place, order the hitch and have them send it to them for free.

Pick up your hitch at the local U-haul and go home and install it. Its very easy to install hitch on a car. :shakehand

I do all my towing with my Mercedes E-class
 

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I put a hitch and towed a small 5x8 trailer on my Toyota Camry 2002. My initial purpose for the hitch was to tow my bike but I've used it to move too. Uhaul FTW
 
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