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Hey everyone, I'm headed down to Sebring this weekend and trailering the SGT on a borrowed flatbed. I plan on strapping the back via the rear axle, but the front is questionable. Some folks are using the holes in the frame, (just in front of the front wheels), while others are strapping to the lower control arms, and still others are using wheel straps.

 

Any tips, ideas, advice, pics?

 

Sam

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Make sure you have some long wide boards to help level out the ramps, since the front facia sits so low...

 

Cross the straps across the rear axle, but make sure you don't pinch or bind any of the fuel lines near the gas tank...

 

I use the front "holes" in the frame as tie-down points, but you have to make sure the car sits high enough so the straps don't rub against the front facia...

 

Oh, and NEVER use a U-Haul, or you have to put the car on backwards in order for everything to clear the trailer frame itself :finger:

 

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Make sure you have some long wide boards to help level out the ramps, since the front facia sits so low...

 

Cross the straps across the rear axle, but make sure you don't pinch or bind any of the fuel lines near the gas tank...

 

I use the front "holes" in the frame as tie-down points, but you have to make sure the car sits high enough so the straps don't rub against the front facia...

 

Oh, and NEVER use a U-Haul, or you have to put the car on backwards in order for everything to clear the trailer frame itself :finger:

 

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What he said. Make sure you cross the tie downs in both the front and back. As a sidebar, I have had good luck with Uhaul hauling my 40th Anniversary which sets as low as the GT.

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No issues using the front holes and suspension loading/bounce?

 

Sam

 

 

No bounce on the front end at all...

 

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Have used this setup to haul my SGT 1,300 miles each way to and from KS to NV (Annual Bash)...

 

A lot of what/where/how you strap your car down depends on the trailer itself...

 

Initially, I was going to use the wheel straps, but the tie-down points on the trailer floor were too far forward...

 

Not to mention, it isn't my trailer so I wasn't about to start drilling holes in someone else's stuff :redcard:

 

So your mileage may vary... Good Luck!

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I used a uhaul just fine from seattle to LV front first....put front tires up on a 2x12 I cut flat to get clearance.

 

No issues at all, except having to put stock tires on rear to fit on trailer, and th anxiety of getting it on and off...works though.

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On the rear I loop over the axle and hook in the hole on the frame that is welded to the axle. On the front I use the heavy part of the K member at the ends where the control arm connects to the K member. There is a nice fat lip there on the K member and you can reach it if you stick your arm in front of the tires. Takes long arms and you have to feel for it but works fine. Criss crossing the straps would probably be a good idea too. Just towed mine all the way from Arkansas to Florida that way and it didn't budge. I'm in Deltona getting my car tuned but having issues with the supercharger install. Hope to see you there!

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Use the FRPP tow hook and FordFan bracket for the front anchor point :happy feet:

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^This!

 

I use the FRPP tow ring with Kerry's custom built bracket to attach my winch to. I also use it to pull my SGT onto the trailer, so I don't have to deal with the anxiety of driving it up my tilt-bed with about 1/2" clearance on the sides of all the tires.

Once it's good 'n tight with the hook, I put it in park, put the E-brake on, cross strap the axle housing, and add some safety straps to the front using the small holes in the frame in front of the wheels. The car doesn't move an inch. One of these days though, I'll invest in some E-Track too. Good luck!

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