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Old 07-01-2013, 04:21 PM   #1
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Towing and securing a ZL1

Please forgive me if this has been asked, but I couldn't find any threads on this and if there are some, please copy the link so I know where to go! Thanks!

I will be putting my car on a flat bed trailer to tow to a town about 200 miles away. Does anyone know where the ideal places are to secure the car with ratchet straps? (Front/Back)

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Old 07-01-2013, 04:56 PM   #2
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not over the rear arms where the suspension position sensors are hidden about midway up the lower control arms...*snap*
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Old 07-01-2013, 05:26 PM   #3
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I use the factory tie down points with "T" hooks. On the front had to route out a hole in the belly pan, but looks like it is supposed to be there.


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Don't forget to put in the front spring spacers.
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Old 07-02-2013, 09:05 AM   #5
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Don't forget to put in the front spring spacers.
Curious as to "why" you say that? . . .

The spacers are purely there to give the maximum amount of clearance on the nose of the car . . if there is clearance on the ramps and deck, absolutely no need for them.
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Old 07-02-2013, 10:03 AM   #6
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Curious as to "why" you say that? . . .

The spacers are purely there to give the maximum amount of clearance on the nose of the car . . if there is clearance on the ramps and deck, absolutely no need for them.
True, but the spacers also prevent the springs from compressing while going down the ramps. I dunno, I guess I'd rather take the extra few minutes to put them in than risk scraping the splitter.
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Old 07-02-2013, 11:05 AM   #7
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The company that delivered mine last week straped all four wheels down and put the spacers back in. He said since the car was not running the springs would compress easier. Just saying.
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Old 07-03-2013, 08:58 AM   #8
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Thanks! I think I've got it! Will be loading it tomorrow afternoon. And I did remember the spacers. I'll put those on tomorrow morning or mid day sometime!
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Old 07-03-2013, 09:34 AM   #9
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. . . He said since the car was not running the springs would compress easier. Just saying.
Pardon? . . . . What does the car running or not have anything to do with it? I respect the car had Mag Ride . .

If that was the case why aren't there rear spacers?

Stig . . good point . . .
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Old 07-03-2013, 03:41 PM   #10
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Will the car with it its tire size fit on a U-haul Auto Transport? Just curious
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