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Old 04-30-2004, 12:13 PM   #1
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When Towing a New Subaru do you still have to lift all four wheels off the ground?
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Old 04-30-2004, 12:24 PM   #2
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IIRC,

The best bet is to flat bed it, no potential for harm.

Manual subarus may be towed with all four wheels on the ground in neutral.

Some Automatical Transmission Subarus may be towed with the front wheels lifted, if the fuse to disable AWD is pulled.

edit: automatical?
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Old 04-30-2004, 12:32 PM   #3
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IIRC,

The best bet is to flat bed it, no potential for harm.

Some Automatical Transmission Subarus may be towed with the front wheels lifted, if the fuse to disable AWD is pulled.

Yes best bet is flat bed at all times. I know you can disable the AWD in auto's, but I have heard that this is not for towing. It still does not have an open diff. so I would imagine that the driveline is still engaged, just not powered.

If you like your differentials, just put it on a flat bed.
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Old 04-30-2004, 12:34 PM   #4
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Flat bed is just easier because you dont have to put dolleys under the rear tires, and i have heard of them slipping off and damaging drivelines and axles.
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Old 04-30-2004, 02:05 PM   #5
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Don't tow with two wheels on the ground. If someone tries, tell them now, you're waiting for a flatbed.
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Old 04-30-2004, 07:38 PM   #6
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Old 04-30-2004, 10:21 PM   #7
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AT: all 4 off the ground

MT: all 4 off the ground OR in neutral with all 4 on the ground
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Old 05-01-2004, 12:09 AM   #8
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To prvent anything terrible happening in case of a towing situation I made a sticker from the image below. It was posted a week or so back by another member. I placed it to the right of my VIN # inside my door sill area.



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Old 05-01-2004, 08:51 PM   #9
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Yes, I have the identical sticker on both the WRX and the Legacy. Better safe than sorry.
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