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HOW TO DO AN ADVANCED SEARCH.

Mon Jul 08, 2013 3:56 pm by Admin


For the benefit of 944Hybrids users there are two search functions available for you to use.
The purpose of this sticky is to explain the "Advanced Search" function because it is much more powerful and is the best choice when researching information.

When you log on to the site a list of options is shown in a line at the top of the page. One option is labelled "Search", use this option (NOT the search box lower down on the right).

After you click on the upper search option, a drop down box appears. At the bottom of this box is a radio button marked "Advanced …

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Post  cfgioja Mon Dec 06, 2010 7:52 pm

Figured this thread would be good here.

Looking at different trailer options to tow a converted 944 around on. I deal alot with mine and my friends lower than average vehicles and was wondering what trailers that are being used to do this.

I have a 16' flatbed utility trailer with fork lift extensions as ramps, so they are narrow. But The trailer does not dove tail and has the iron post running along the side that make it hard to get in and out of a vehicle if it will squeeze on it at all.

Just wanted opinions. I am looking at trading in my trailer and trying to get one more suited for my hobby.
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Post  Arthropraxis Mon Dec 06, 2010 8:21 pm

I rented a car hauler trailer from U-haul and it worked great. The car wasn't running so we just pushed it up rear tires first with plenty of room.
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Post  cfgioja Mon Dec 06, 2010 8:38 pm

I have used one before when I first got the turbo body in the same situation of not running. It was good. I would like to find something like that maybe with some front room for tools or spare parts to store.

Can you buy trailers like that?
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Post  laptop_geek Mon Dec 06, 2010 11:46 pm

We used an 18' car hauler to tow my car from CO to TN when we first got it. It makes it really easy. We drove it on rear tires first then strapped it down and were good to go. Definably the easiest way to go.

I think you can buy tool boxes for the tongue of the trailer that you could keep some tools in, just watch out as its calling out to be stolen.
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Post  cfgioja Tue Dec 07, 2010 1:33 am

as of right now the only big problems with my trailer are the sides and fender wells that limit the access to the car, going through the window, hatch or sun roof.

The other big thing is the fact that our cars sit so low that the incline from the ground to trailer is sometimes hard to get over.

My biggest concern for the future, in the worse case that I might have to tow my car some where is once I get a wide body kit, it wont fit any more. lol.
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Post  skywalker01 Tue Dec 07, 2010 5:24 am

The other big thing is the fact that our cars sit so low that the incline from the ground to trailer is sometimes hard to get over.
What I did to get mine on the U-Haul trailer that I used was to first drive the car on 2x4s then on to the ramps.

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Post  cfgioja Tue Dec 07, 2010 7:09 am

Skywalker, yours is a perfect example. How wide of a trailer would you need if you had to tow to a tack or family vacation to clear your body now?
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Post  skywalker01 Tue Dec 07, 2010 7:54 am

As you can see, it's VERY close! Actually scratched my 12" wide rims on those STOOPID rails!! U-haul works, but barely!! As long as you get the trailer with the drop-side over the wheels, you are good to go - just make sure the guy spotting you on the ramp knows what he's doing (don't use teenage son Very Happy),
I ended up getting hung and cracked my passenger-side fender (before paint, minor fix). A fancy, enclosed trailer is the ultimate solution, but as long as you keep your wheel width under 12", U-Haul works fine! (....and is economical too!)

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Post  Ender751 Wed Dec 08, 2010 8:31 am

Have you thought of flat towing?

http://nasaforums.com/viewtopic.php?f=40&t=20204&st=0&sk=t&sd=a&start=20

It doesn't take long to get the front bumper off after you've done it once. I think a flat tow kit would mount pretty easily in the same spot as Eric's front cross member: http://www.texasperformanceconcepts.com/944-V8-Conversion-parts.html

I plan on trying to rig something like this up so I don't have to rent a trailer if the car breaks down during the troubleshooting phase.
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Post  cfgioja Wed Dec 08, 2010 8:48 am

The thing I don't like about flat towing is you are still wearing out your drivetrain, bearings, tires, and suspension without driving it. Also the cars sit low enough that if you were to misjudge a bump the 944 could be damaged pretty badly.

I need to find a trailer that is flat all he way across the tires, or sits with the tire humps low enough you can still open your doors. It has to be able to hook up to a regular ball hitch, not a fifth wheel.

I'm complicated that way.
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Post  skywalker01 Wed Dec 08, 2010 9:54 am

Can always build one . . . . . .
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Post  cfgioja Wed Dec 08, 2010 10:24 am

Ya everything I do is custom built now. Such a crazy way to live
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Post  bluehellfire666 Wed Dec 08, 2010 12:27 pm

http://www.bigtextrailers.com/#

we have one of their 18' car trailers with a sloped rear and wood deck...it's great, the only problem is parking the car near the wheels of the trailer makes getting in and out of the car a PITA, other than that it's great...and you can always run the front of the trailer up a little with the support arm
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