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    Default Mazda 25mpg tow vehicle

    edited to add Emilio's video:

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    They towed the Miata from Arizona to Laguna Seca this weekend.

    Cruise control at 65mph

    Owner is an aeronautical engineer

    We could not get our head around this. My head just can't compute.

    I will never ever listen to Trackhq tow truck recommendation again

    All you diesel tow truck driver lose.
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    What car model? This legal?

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    Mazda2 FTW!! That's my daily in the same color, spirited green. Good to know I can tow the miata with it. Funny thing is it weighs about the same as an NB (2300 lbs) only with just 100hp.
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    Just because it worked once... It doesn't make it a good idea

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    Ah the beauty of a full coverage rental.
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    I wouldn't trust anyone who sports a roll bar like that. Is he 8 feet tall?
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    Quote Originally Posted by bellwilliam View Post
    Owner is an aeronautical engineer
    Scary tow vehicle + scary racecar = scary driver

    Smart does not = common sense

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lAfZ1N56qjY
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    Isn't it funny how many engineers do stupid stuff and get away with it because engineer? (My brother's an engineer, so I get to make the jokes)

    Rated capacity is 500kg, braked trailer capacity in UK/AU is 700kg.

    The key isn't that it performs alright most of the time, the key is that it performs well under the most severe, most dangerous conditions- and I do not see how it possibly could. Those tiny tires on the trailer are usually only rated at 1,000-1,200lbs each, in perfect shape, and may be rated as low as 715lbs depending on manufacturer. Those are dinky wheel bearings as well, and judging by the state of the trailer are likely neither new or impeccably maintained.

    Crack pipe.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CharleyH View Post
    Just because it worked once... It doesn't make it a good idea
    Apparently they also went to COTA and back.

    I don't know them. But we were all in awe !! Aren't you ?
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    If you go to other countries, you will see people towing with the most random cars ever. I wonder how long the trans is going to last though...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Johns_EvoIXSE View Post
    I wonder how long the trans is going to last though...
    It is a 5 speed manual
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    Quote Originally Posted by bellwilliam View Post
    It is a 5 speed manual
    Ok, we dont know how long the clutch will last. Or the diff Or what happens if they got between 2 rigs on the 5 going 60mph

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    Quote Originally Posted by bawareca View Post
    Ok, we dont know how long the clutch will last. Or the diff Or what happens if they got between 2 rigs on the 5 going 60mph
    Clutch should be no problem if they aren't slipping it. Would the transaxle get really hot if it's not doing limited slip work?

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    Some of you don't get it.

    If you tow with a CX9, doable but not recommended.
    If you tow with a CX7, Bad idea
    If you tow with a CX5, you are an idiot
    If you tow with a CX3, you an a fuc*ing moron
    If you tow with a 2, you are a fuc*ing genius !!
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    So, how soon before his transmission is toast?
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    I came up behind them on the way up to Monterey. I clocked them holding a steady 64 mph with the car in tow.

    When I came up behind them, all I could see was green mirrors barely visible just past the Miata in tow. I was on the phone with Red_5 when I caught up to them. I was dumbfounded how anyone could do this. I still am.

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    Just because you CAN do it, doesn't mean you SHOULD do it!

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    is there not a single hill along their way too or from any of these race tracks?

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