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    Default Strapping down Miata on flat bed trailer

    Just purchased newly built East Street Spec Miata with my first ever race at Sebring next weekend (SCCA).
    Question: What is the best way of strapping down the car on my flat bed trailer.
    With my Vette I merely loop the straps around the control arms but perhaps not too wise on a Miata?
    Any advice highly appreciated !
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    I use the required tow hooks and the factory tie down points. If you don't have them, there are holes in the rear bumper support beams on the frame that the "C" clip of the tie-down strap will grab hold of. They're shaped like upside-down tear drops.

    If you don't have them in the front, loop the straps through the wheels and connect the C clip to the triangular fitting on the strap. If you do it this way, cross the straps in the rear but not in the front.

    When you have time, reinstall the factory tow points. They're invaluable for tying down the car and you won't run the risk of tweaking your front alignment when you do.

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    Much appreciated I will look into his today !

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    You can go around the wheels in a pinch:




    Ideally, you use something structural. You might look into tie downs you can put on the frame like the following:

    Rennline Tie Downs (set of 2)-Rennline, Inc.

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