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Old 02-26-2009, 06:35 PM
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towbar - towing problem

Built this great towbar so I could get my project car to the paint shop.
Guess I don't quite know much about towing because the first corner I turned the front wheels started shimming and would not stop until I pulled over and stopped. The project car is light about 2200lb. and has rack and pinion steering coil over strut - caster 8deg. camber 0 and tow in 1/16. I have not towed anything before and need someone to school me. Thanks in advance for any help.

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You just dont have enough weight over the front end for it to steer on its own........I found this same problem flat towing a car without an engine. What I would do is just tie the steering wheel straight and drag it around the corners. Being light in the front isn't going to damage anything.
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You just dont have enough weight over the front end for it to steer on its own........I found this same problem flat towing a car without an engine. What I would do is just tie the steering wheel straight and drag it around the corners. Being light in the front isn't going to damage anything.
The Motor and trans is in the vehicle - and the weight bias is probably on the front.
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