Is this the video you're referencing? BMW 8 series getting towed by some sort of wagon.
Agreed, for this and many other reasons. But, the line between idiot and genius is often very thin. I like to walk it.You are an idiot.
The suspension is easy to modify. I'm already planning stiffer springs, thicker swaybars and, if need be, firmer struts. I'm not aware of any off-the-shelf struts that would work for the Outback, but I'd guess I can get some Koni inserts to work just fine.all of the struts are way underdamped to deal with those forces. You'll end up with the trailer telling the car where to go.
Yes. A quick search found at least one place that sells dollies with electric brakes. Many others with surge brakes. I'd go electric.Can you get trailer brakes on a dolly?
I don't understand how a hitch can strengthen the unibody. Do you mean distribute weight across a larger section of the unibody? Also what is different or special about the Australian hitch that isn't offered in an aftermarket class 3 hitch?The best way to strengthen the unibody would be to use the Australian tow hitch.
I agree. It's not so much the cost of a tow vehicle as the room to keep it. Tow vehicle + trailer + racecar + DD = four parking spots. I'm trying to reduce that number. If I can tow with my DD and use a dolly, I reduce that number to 2.5 parking spots.That said, if you can't afford a $3,000 80's 3/4 ton pickup, you are in the wrong hobby. Racing is expensive.
Can you describe the area of failure more? Do you mean just behind where the Aussie HD hitch mounts exit the frame rails? Do you mean further forward where the rear frame rails meet the main frame?The bent unibody cars I've seen all bend just behind the back door ie at the end of the safety cage / primary frame of the car.
I see. So much further forward than the Aussie hitch goes. Still, unibody failure shouldn't be an issue if I keep my tongue weight down by using a dolly instead of a full trailer. I think the aftermarket class 3 hitches should be fine for dolly towing.If you sit in the back seat your butt is the bend point beefing up the over hang behind the rear wheels doesn't do a thing to address where the unibody bends at the back of the passenger cage.