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Today 09:49 AM
Chas
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Originally Posted by egman2005 View Post
You slut. I worked 15 hrs.
That's great, but like 75% of the time you tell me you are going to do something, you have an excuse and back out. You say Sunday, cancel. You say yesterday, you don't even cancel, I call you to remind you after work (per your request) and you never call back or even text to say you can't. Not cool.

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Originally Posted by klodkrawler05 View Post
I think it has more to do with how stupid Americans are because even the car companies that don't sell trucks have tow ratings in EU but not the US.

People in Europe have some shred of common sense left and aren't the sue happy crazy psycho's they are here.

For BMW's in Europe you can get fancy trailer hitches right from the factory that tie into the unibody structure and can tow 1000-1500 lbs. in the USA BMW doesn't even offer the trailer hitch for their cars except the SUV.

Courtney's BMW wagon could tow 1500lbs with the euro hitch or 350lbs with the stupid CURT brand hitches we could get in the US. I planned to get a euro one imported eventually but then wound up hitting bambi before that could happen.
Yeah, I mean shit, I just want to be able to tow basic building materials, theres no way I am even touching 1500 lbs, let alone 2000. I am looking at curt on amazon now. I would never go over 45 and I'd be driving on backroads that are not busy.
Today 09:39 AM
klodkrawler05
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That's all I'd use it for. I only live a few miles away and wouldn't take the highway with it. Apparently the sonic in europe has a towing rating on it, and they remove it in the U.S. Hmmmm, truck advertising?
I think it has more to do with how stupid Americans are because even the car companies that don't sell trucks have tow ratings in EU but not the US.

People in Europe have some shred of common sense left and aren't the sue happy crazy psycho's they are here.

For BMW's in Europe you can get fancy trailer hitches right from the factory that tie into the unibody structure and can tow 1000-1500 lbs. in the USA BMW doesn't even offer the trailer hitch for their cars except the SUV.

Courtney's BMW wagon could tow 1500lbs with the euro hitch or 350lbs with the stupid CURT brand hitches we could get in the US. I planned to get a euro one imported eventually but then wound up hitting bambi before that could happen.
Today 09:38 AM
Chas
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Originally Posted by klodkrawler05 View Post
I wonder if people steal them or something? I've never had one fall out even at the track
I have no idea but we sell them for a lot of cars and the sales go up this time of year. I really think it's largely from cracking from big potholes.

I've heard of kids stealing lugnuts, but center caps seems kind of silly. I wouldn't put it past people though.
Today 09:35 AM
klodkrawler05
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Brad if you ever need a center cap for your corvette let me know, it amazes me how often we have to order those things. potholes.
I wonder if people steal them or something? I've never had one fall out even at the track
Today 09:32 AM
egman2005 You slut. I worked 15 hrs.
Today 09:31 AM
Chas
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Originally Posted by klodkrawler05 View Post
The tdi tows a small utility trailer with home improvement stuff fairly easily but thats just surface streets, I wouldn't want to do highway speeds with it.

Braking distance and such goes to crap but if you're careful and leave room etc its not impossible.

that said the longer wheelbase and extra power of the wifes car makes it tow the same type of stuff way easier, so we generally use that for anything short of my race tire trailer.
That's all I'd use it for. I only live a few miles away and wouldn't take the highway with it. Apparently the sonic in europe has a towing rating on it, and they remove it in the U.S. Hmmmm, truck advertising?
Today 09:29 AM
klodkrawler05 The tdi tows a small utility trailer with home improvement stuff fairly easily but thats just surface streets, I wouldn't want to do highway speeds with it.

Braking distance and such goes to crap but if you're careful and leave room etc its not impossible.

that said the longer wheelbase and extra power of the wifes car makes it tow the same type of stuff way easier, so we generally use that for anything short of my race tire trailer.
Today 09:23 AM
Chas yeah, I am reading of people towing fine, but it says in the manual that the car is neither designed or intended to tow... womp
Today 09:14 AM
beat3rfocus I wouldn't. It's kinda sketchy.
Today 09:12 AM
Chas shut up ed, you ditch me again.

her car now can tow, i just want to see if mine can. I'd rather just use mine.
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