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Old 01-12-2018, 10:16 AM
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Old 01-12-2018, 10:45 AM
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Heck yeah!! Git'er DUN!

I know most don't like it on here...but I'm digging it. Used to tow an 18' boat with a Trans Am, so....


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It's a car, you can tow with it. I towed 2 Harleys to Daytona with a 85 Corvette back in the day.




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Old 01-12-2018, 12:27 PM
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Only problem is a vette is limited to 1000lbs I believe....way over limit there.
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Old 01-12-2018, 01:47 PM
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Can it - yes obviously, should it -my 88 owners manual says no.
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Old 01-12-2018, 02:03 PM
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I'll just drop this little gem right here....

Generally a cool vid, but have a look here, at 4:47...


Boat is 3500 lbs...with trailer and gear, you're looking at a over 4000 lb tow.
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Old 01-12-2018, 07:03 PM
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The engine & trans (assuming its an auto) are the same proven parts in trucks, might watch the coolant temp closely.
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Old 01-12-2018, 07:23 PM
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And would add that the D44 and the brakes are better than what comes in a (1/2 ton) truck.
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I guess C4's can tow everything...
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I guess C4's can tow everything...
That's awesome
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In Finland C4 is limited to 198kgs, that is hmmm.. lemmesee... 436lbs. And that includes the driver, passenger and luggage. So, no chance to plug a trailer behind it - unless its made of balloons...

EDIT: it actually seems that maximum allowed trailer weight for a C4 is...tadaa... 0kgs.

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Originally Posted by ex-x-fire View Post
The engine & trans (assuming its an auto) are the same proven parts in trucks, might watch the coolant temp closely.
Tow vehicle weight, wheelbase, brakes, gearing all limit the car to 1000lbs.

I pulled with a jeep once.. trust me, wheelbase and weight are big factors.

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I wonder how you could keep the car level if you pile on tongue weight.
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Originally Posted by barchetta1 View Post
Tow vehicle weight, wheelbase, brakes, gearing all limit the car to 1000lbs.

I pulled with a jeep once.. trust me, wheelbase and weight are big factors.
I've towed with a Jeep (CJ5). Worked fine....even with drum brakes. Some planning required.

Tongue weight? There isn't a better vehicle than the C4! Just crank up on the rear spring bolts!
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Originally Posted by LittleBlueCoupe View Post
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C4 towing package
Surprised uhaul would donthat. They'e usually real a holes about renting trailers to, well, anything but a huge truck.
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Its not the brakes, diff, tranny, or engine that would be the problem, I assume the it would be the Chassis that would be a problem. The rear portion of the chassis is Aluminum.
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This is by far, the biggest issue with towing with a C4. Hooking a trailer hitch to that rear frame is sketchy at best. If you can get a hitch that spreads the loads into the steel frame of the car, that would help...a lot.
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I towed a small trailer like that with my 65 Corvair from LA to Dallas.
Fricggen burned the powerglide and it still lasted another two years of DD service.
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I like it. Way to go.
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