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Hey, i wasnt getting any bites in gen. discussion.. Should i have any problems mechanically pulling a 12-13 foot aluminum fishing boat with a 90 lx? If i wouldnt have any mechanical problems, is there any way i could do it without getting laughed at?
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When I first saw the thread I was picturing an LX with bottomed-out rear springs pulling some massive fishing boat. It doesn't seem like there would be any problems pulling something that light, but on my GT at least I can't picture anywhere secure enough to actually mount a hitch. I believe the bumper support is just plastic, and as far as I know it's all really thin sheet metal after that (correct me if I'm wrong). I'm sure it's been done though. As for not being laughed at... Well, I wouldn't be driving a 1st gen Escort if I couldn't blow off a few chuckles. Pulling a boat with it won't help your image much though. :lol:
 

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my gt has a reece hitch. it wasn't mounted right and i need struts, springs and junk so when i hit a bump it drags the ground. so i have to raise it. i think you can get a hitch for them off ebay for around 100-150 bucks.
 

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Ive considered this for mine, but she is tired and needs more TLC than I can give at the moment to force her to tow anything.

Add a cooler, besides the one in the radiator, and take it easy. Hills could suck...a lot.
 

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yeah.. The routes id be taking dont really have hills, which is a good thing. Im just worried about the boat landing... Where can i get a tranny cooler?
 

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Hahahaha! The boat would be longer than the car...although the roof will undoubtedly hold the weight. I'm not a fan of trailer hitches on passenger cars, but if you're gonna do it, an Escort will be fine, but the rear springs will suffer...and quickly if they're originals. The car will also squat like a humping dog in the rear. Provided the hitch is mounted properly it shouldn't be a problem. Definitely add an outboard tranny cooler, or you'll have problems with overheating...I suggest doing that anyway as I'm a fan of the things. Pretty much every auto vehicle I've seen has had an extra cooler. They're not difficult to add in, either.

Also, add more tire pressure in the rear, and make sure the rear brakes are working well, alone with the ones on the boat. Try to be gentle on bad potholes or rugged road, since I wouldn't trust the rear wheel spindles for supporting heavy weight like that, although I've seen them do just fine when ramping over sand dunes with a car top carrier full of stuff, and the rear full of stuff to the roof (it was a wagon).
 
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