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Old 02-08-2010, 04:10 AM   #41
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Not with race slicks, they never seem to stay inflated. I always just loop an a-arm or use axle straps and squinch it down. Insomnia FTL
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Me too. Maybe a black or silver, though red has always been my color of choice. I've been around tons of these but have never gotten the chance to drive one. One day... one day. When I think sports car, a 911 is typically the first thing to pop into my head. One of my dream cars since I will little.
FWIW I have driven a '85 911 and a '02 boxster and I would much rather drive my miata. The transmission in dad's '85 is horrible, it's a lot like driving a truck except harder to shift. It does have some nice torque though...
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Old 02-08-2010, 10:48 AM   #43
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This is supposed to be the best way to tie down vehicles, since you're not dealing with loading the suspension. I did this with bikes and never had a problem...but have always just used tow hooks on cars.
The problem with doing this to your race car, though, is that your car's $$$$ suspension is now going to be working over every bump, crack, pothole, etc. in the road. My advice is to use tire straps to keep it from rolling, but also to pre-load the suspension so the trailer's suspension does the work instead of the car's.
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Old 02-08-2010, 11:21 AM   #44
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A buddy from the local board had this to say...lol

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I described this story to my wife this morning and she told me a facebook friend of her's had recently bought and trailered a porsche to spring tx. So I did some facebook stalking. Even someone on his facebook picture comments told him his tow strap placement was stupid, and his b.s. response was,"It didn't hurt the paint, I am going to paint it anyway". In embarrassed idiot speak that probably means,"It damaged the paint, but I don't want anyone to know about it so I will lie."
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Something I love about this forum is that even threads that start with failpics of someone ruining his Porsche turn into serious discussions about proper trailer tiedown techniques.
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Old 02-08-2010, 12:06 PM   #46
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FWIW I have driven a '85 911 and a '02 boxster and I would much rather drive my miata. The transmission in dad's '85 is horrible, it's a lot like driving a truck except harder to shift. It does have some nice torque though...
Transmission would be the last thing on my mind I can assure you. Any Porsche>>>My Miata.
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A buddy from the local board had this to say...lol

UPDATE:

I described this story to my wife this morning and she told me a facebook friend of her's had recently bought and trailered a porsche to spring tx. So I did some facebook stalking. Even someone on his facebook picture comments told him his tow strap placement was stupid, and his b.s. response was,"It didn't hurt the paint, I am going to paint it anyway". In embarrassed idiot speak that probably means,"It damaged the paint, but I don't want anyone to know about it so I will lie."
Links to FB page so we can rail him like we did to chevykid1995
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Old 02-08-2010, 02:52 PM   #48
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Wheel tie down straps. Guy could have spent $25 at harbor freight and not had to worry about "bending wheels" or scratching the paint. Hmmm - $25 strap vs new paint job?

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The problem with doing this to your race car, though, is that your car's $$$$ suspension is now going to be working over every bump, crack, pothole, etc. in the road. My advice is to use tire straps to keep it from rolling, but also to pre-load the suspension so the trailer's suspension does the work instead of the car's.
I would really want to know which is worse:


A.) Loading your high-dollar suspension, and depending on it to maintain tension on the tie-down straps.

B.) Letting the suspension do the -small- amount of work that the trailer's suspension does not take care of, and applying as much tension as you want while the straps are over the wheels.


Remember that in the first example, every bit of tension you have in the strap is equal to the suspension's reaction. You have not only the normal sprung weight of the vehicle, but whatever force you deem necessary to keep the car from moving being applied.
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I would never use straps over bodywork. Looking closely at that porsche, I see a red strap to what looks like possibly the left rear axle, and a chain on the right rear. Chain doesn't appear to be tight though.

Edit: possibly those are to tow hooks? I don't know 911's at all.
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