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Old 02-02-2009, 09:57 AM   #1
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Default Enclosed Trailer People - Tiedowns for race cars

I just purchased an enclosed trailer. I'm looking for sugestions on how best to secure my race car inside. On the open trailer I had run straps through the knuckle in the rear, and holes in the control arm in the front. I won't be able to do this on the enclosed model as I can't reach that far under the front of the car to get to the arm and it would be very tricky to do it reaching behind the wheel. Car has a front splitter that extends all the way back to the tranny in the front, and a diffuser from the diff back in the rear.

I had looked at wheel nets, however because of the ride height I would have to have a roller in the front so the rachect strap cleared the fender wheel. The car has CCW Classic wheels, so axle straps won't fit through the spokes.

Ideas, thoughts?


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Old 02-02-2009, 10:53 AM   #2
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sounds like somebody needs a couple tow eyes on front of his race car

try to find tieback or axle straps with sewn loops on the end (as opposed to metal snaps or buckles), I bet you could thread them thru the wheel spokes

if all else fails, wedge that baby in there with extra tires!
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Old 02-02-2009, 11:55 AM   #3
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After talking to the nice people at Mac's Custom Tie downs, I'm doing over the wheel straps with idler's to get the rachet out of the wheel well.

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