I'm thinking of sacking out my VX Calais (yes finally around to doing it), and I've just had a thought.. I'm picking up an s13 in a few weeks which I'd have to tow to a track.
What's peoples experiences towing with superlows? It would be a dual axel so minimum weight on the towball.
I ended up having to put airbags in the rear for exactly that reason.
Hmm, and you havn't been pulled up with them? I would go bags but I'm afraid of insurance/defect
Towing and lowering are really not a good combo. How heavy do you reckon the load will be all up?
Mine are fully engineered with self leveling valves. I just got sick of having to put stickies on every time I had to tow.
Okay in that case I'll look into it some more, if you have a few links of what you have in yours. Cheers
I just need to think of costs, but I'll keep that in mind
The cheapest option is going to be raise the arse back up at least, would be happy with FE2?
I haven't brought the superlows yet. I'm looking for a VX Senator kit and some wheels before I drop it (so I have all the heights right)
Ah, sorry didn't read that bit of the post lol. Showbags is on the money when it comes to bagging the car. My advice would be FE2, but that's just my opinion, as I am not big on lowering cars too much so to me, you make the compromise that you want to tow so you can't go as low.
Fe2 spring are pretty close to SL height anyway. King springs are pretty rigid, I have sl's in a VU SS and often tow a skiboat on a single axle trailer no problems! Just expect quicker tyre wear!
Yeah... This was the problem :/ I wanted to lower it with the kit, and be able to tow.. Looking at fiberglass kits, they don't come with a hole for the tow bar, but I've found a genuine rear bumper for $800 which comes with a cut out.. Also a little sketchy on Fiberglass bumpers as I haven't completly mastered avoiding wheel stops, and if I get a fiberglass front bar it'll obliterate when I go to pick up a pint of milk..
Decisions Decisions :/
Putting super-lows in your car will not be anything even close to being 'sacked', they hardly drop the car at all, I think they will be fine with towing.
Another cheaper option is to use poly air bags. They're a load assist air bag which fits inside your spring. You just inflate them with a servo air hose when you tow.
My VS has SL's and I can't even have 2 people in the back without it bottoming out on the bump stops let alone towing something
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Theres no way it would be safe to tow with super lows.I had to tow a Rover SD1 which weighs about 1500 kg and i took my super lows out and replaced it with
stock springs.And im just going to leave it that way.I got sick of scraping over everything and the ride was terrible.
I could toe with a full car, full boot, and a 3 bike trailer with 3 bikes (say 400kg). It bottomed out only a little bit, not too much on the Super lows. If you were going to tow a car I wouldn't risk it, Just get air bags, or Air shocks. When i say air bags, just get the bag, pump up and down at a servo, don't go the whole kit if you can't afford it. Or as suggested, poly airbags.
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As others have said definately don't do it. I'm not sure what an s13 weighs but id guess a little over a tonne and then a car trailer itself around 500 kg(or more) so say 1600kg all up. someone correct me if i'm wrong but isnt that very close to or already over the tow rating on a VX?
Also you have to take into account tow ball height with a tandem. You want some downward weight on the ball, if you lower it you may end up haveing none or having to push the trailer down to go on (which you deffinately do not want)
Ive towed about 1.1 tonne in a ve ute with ultra lows, it does it ok but the ride is bouncy so I try to avoid it as much as possible, no way would I tow a car with it. Ve's are also a heavier car which helps with towing