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Old 11-07-2001, 08:12 PM   #1
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Unhappy Twoing WRX behind RV with RV mounted tow hitch

Can any one help me find the under car brackets for 2002 wrx? All the suppliers that i have contacted tell me that there is nothing available?
Is it possible to use brackets for a regular Impeza?

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Old 11-07-2001, 08:26 PM   #2
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Unhappy Good bye tranny..

your AWD system isn't going to like you after you've towed your vehicle with all 4 wheels on the ground. If you're going to do any long-distance towing of your WRX, I strongly suggest you getting a trailer and carrying your WRX on that.

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Old 11-08-2001, 02:23 AM   #3
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You will have to put it on some sort of contraption with no wheels touching the ground
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Old 11-08-2001, 06:43 AM   #4
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Why is that? There's some mechanism that I'm obviously not understanding. What's the difference between what he wants to do and rolling along in neutral after you've accelerated? It's not like any one or pair of wheels is spinning faster (i.e., like would happen if two wheels were off the ground).

Please explain...
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Old 11-08-2001, 09:52 AM   #5
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Check your owners manual about towing. Basically, you can not two your Subarus with any wheels on ground w/o risk of damage the tranny. And if you think all four wheels are always rotate in the same speed, you are wrong. It is ture only if you go straight lines w/o any turns.
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Old 11-08-2001, 09:56 AM   #6
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This is a reply I rec'd from Subaru???

Dear Mr. Betts:

Thank you for taking the time to contact us. I am not aware that Hitch Suppliers do not have a tow bar for the '02 WRX models. The bodies of all of the '02 Impreza models are the same, so if one is available for the '02 Impreza, then that is applicable to your '02 Impreza WRX Wagon.

AWD Subaru vehicles with manual transmision can be towed with all four wheels on the ground and the transmission in neutral or with ALL FOUR WHEELS OFF the ground on a trailer with the parking brake firmly set. Towing must NEVER be attempted with only TWO wheels ON the ground or TWO wheels ON a dolly. Distance and speed will not create any concerns.

When towing a manual transmission model with all four wheels on the ground, the steering must NOT be locked. Move the ignition key to the first position away from 'LOCK' and confirm that the steering wheel can be turned from one side to the other.

Other precautions:
* The Parking Brake must be released when towing with any wheels on the ground.

* Auxiliary Brake energizers may be required to preserve the braking effectiveness of the motor home. The additional load of the 'dinghy' will increase braking distance. This type of equipment is available through motor home dealers and/or camping equipment/hitch retailers.

Please consult with these experts for your specific application and usage.

Thanks for the opportunity to assist. Best wishes!

John J. Mergen
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I wish to to tour my WRX behind my motor home, using a tow bar
which keeps all four wheels on the road.
But everyone tells me that the brackets that fit underneath the car are
not available for the WRX 2002. Can I use brakets that
a regular Impreza.

Regards
David Betts

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Old 11-08-2001, 03:30 PM   #7
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That's kinda what I thought. It didn't make any sense not to be able to tow with all four wheels on the ground.

Foxbat: I know all four wheels aren't going to turn at exactly the same speed all the time. I'm not a fool. I was mostly referring to the potential damage of towing a car with a traditional (i.e., two-wheel) tow truck or some similar device (like some towing apparatus for cars).
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Old 11-08-2001, 03:43 PM   #8
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Thanks for all the responses.
I know that I can tow with all 4 whells on the road...

But does any one know where I can buy the damn towing brackets for a 2002 Impreza.......
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