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Old 06-13-2001, 06:18 PM   #1
jinx
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Post towing with outback ???

i have a 1998 outback and i am looking to tow a snowmobile (480lbs) in an encolsed snowmobile trailer...

do you tow with your legecy??
if yes how many lbs??
and is it a real strain on the car???

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Old 06-13-2001, 07:42 PM   #2
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I tow with my 96 OB. Subaru rates them for 2000 lbs, though people have done more. I mostly tow UHaul trailers loaded with furniture or building materials. You do notice the extra weight, but it's not overpowering. If you're hauling a 500 lb snowmobile and a 300 lb trailer, you'll barely notice it...

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Old 06-14-2001, 01:41 AM   #3
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I agree! I towed my small boat and trailer behind my 91 with 35 fewer horses without any strain except on steeper grades. The OutBack should tow your 7-800 lbs no sweat.

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Old 06-14-2001, 10:26 AM   #4
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If it's a manual, you'll want to take it easy on the tranny. That's a notoriously weak clutch.
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Old 06-14-2001, 12:55 PM   #5
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When I had my MY 97 OB I did quite of bit of "trailering" with my '96 XLT Special. No problems with one sled. When we loaded up my friends Mach III and all of our gear for a week up to the U.P. Mich. again no problems. On long up hill sections the car slowed and strained a little but again the EJ25 is not a turbo-charged cummings v-10 diesel! For what you are needing I would not think twice. ( in a cheap aussie accent...)NO WORRIES MATE!
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Old 06-15-2001, 01:53 AM   #6
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I tow a motorcycle trailer at c.1200 lbs. no problem. I don't try to accelerate it hard, drive mostly on the interstate at 65-70 mph, and run synthetic gear lube. NO WORRIES MATE!
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