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Posted 27 February 2009 - 10:50 PM
Posted 28 February 2009 - 08:35 AM
but if you rent the dolly from uhaul, they won't rent to you if you tell them what you a towing, the outback isn't big enough. please be VERY, VERY careful towing. if you have never done this before here's a hint, you can only back up in a straight line and even then it can be tricky, so watch where you park. plan your exit before you pull in.
lots of places sell hitches, google is your friend.
95 is the best, direct swap, non-interferrence.
96 works, but you need the front exhaust "y pipe" from the 2.2L car, non-interferrence.
97 & 98 will work but they are interferrence, ( no big deal, just do the belt, and everything else, change now and again in 100k miles) i don't remember about the 'y pipe'.
Posted 28 February 2009 - 10:48 AM
It would be a lot better to tow with something like a full size American truck.... something with a big motor, and full frame under it.
Good luck on what you decide to do.
Posted 28 February 2009 - 11:39 AM
If it does, just unbolt the rear flange and use bailing wire to sling it up to the belly of the car. there is a Exhaust hanger right near there that works good for an anchorpoint.
Posted 28 February 2009 - 12:02 PM
Keep in mind the total tow weight and tongue weight - with emphasis on the later. I'd be leary to tow that much weight without a secondary brake system to assist (i.e. trailer brakes - requiring the installation of a brake controller in the vehicle). Renting or borrowing a truck for this single purpose may be the way to go.
Edited by PAezb, 28 February 2009 - 12:11 PM.
Posted 28 February 2009 - 01:35 PM
car with an Outback is INSANE!!!!:eek:
Find a buddy with a pickup and pay him/her a couple
hundred (what a hitch would cost) for gas and time.
A hitch may be rated for 3500# but it's connected to
a uni-body, not a frame.
Edited by Sundance, 28 February 2009 - 01:38 PM.
Posted 28 February 2009 - 02:01 PM
Posted 28 February 2009 - 04:10 PM
With one notable exception, so have I.
I've always been statisfied with my purchases at etrailer.com
I'd be leary to tow that much weight without a secondary brake system to assist (i.e. trailer brakes - requiring the installation of a brake controller in the vehicle).
This is the main thing, IMO; brakes. I'd not be concerned about the weight given appropriate care/caution. The brakes are going to be the weak point though. Do the U-Haul dollies have "surge" brakes in them? That's essentially a brake master cylinder built into the tongue. When you slow down, the trailer tries to keep going, which 'collapses' or shortens the hitch tongue just a bit. This applies the trailer's built-in hydraulic brakes. The harder you brake, the harder the trailer's brakes apply themselves.
To me, this is the best kind of trailer brake system for nearly anything. Only trouble is backing, especially up hills. The brakes will apply and screw it all up unless you put a little plate in the tongue to prevent the hitch collapsing and applying the brakes.
Anyway, if the U-Haul dollies have this system, them you're covered for brakes and I'd do it in an instant.
Posted 28 February 2009 - 04:18 PM
Do the U-Haul dollies have "surge" brakes in them? That's essentially a brake master cylinder built into the tongue.
the dollies i have rented did not, the car carrier i rented did.
Posted 28 February 2009 - 07:03 PM
As for the engines the 95 2.2 auto engine is a bolt and plug in, and the 96-98 2.2 auto engines bolt and plug in, but you need the matching single port y pipe.
Posted 28 February 2009 - 11:58 PM
Posted 01 March 2009 - 01:05 PM
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