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Old 05-05-2014, 05:11 PM   #1
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E30 m3 race car

Buddy of mine was on the 407 last week and getting towed on a 2 wheel dolly trailer by a black dodge pickup with M badges all over was a black e30 m3 race car, looks like a pretty Mickey Mouse set up for a race car.
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Old 05-19-2014, 07:16 PM   #3
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I tow my track car with a dolly - why would that be considered "Mickey Mouse"?

Some of us love to compete even if we don't have the budget to buy a great tow package.
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Old 05-20-2014, 01:42 PM   #4
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It's not an ix, so nothing wrong with a dolly trailer. Saw this car at the first mosport ads event.
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Old 05-21-2014, 05:19 AM   #5
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Not dodge pick up. Black Chevy or GMC 1/4 ton.

Can tell by taillights

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Old 05-21-2014, 06:27 AM   #6
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And he does have a plate on the car, most people don't know but if using a dolly, the car on it needs plates as its wheels are still on the road.

Guy is tracking an e30 m3 for fun, I think that's awesome
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Old 05-21-2014, 04:10 PM   #7
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I don't really know things... but shouldn't a rwd car be dollied with the drive wheels on the dolly and the steering lashed straight? Maybe he has the drive shaft disconnected...

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Old 05-21-2014, 06:26 PM   #8
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if it was in neutral what would the issue be with drive wheels being on the ground? no need for the drive shaft to be disconnected
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Old 05-22-2014, 02:19 PM   #9
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My understanding-- and again, I do not know things-- is that the countershaft is the lube pump, so with the drive wheels turning and the transmission in neutral, the bearings on the output shaft would not be getting lubrication. Should be fine for short distances, but while I *am* the sort of person that would beat on an e30 m3 like it owed me money if I had one, I wouldn't tow it this way.
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I am on my 3rd season of towing my track car with the rear wheels on the gorund. I cannot say for sure if I have done anymore damage to the tranny or not but it stills shifts rather well. Real world testing and not just hearsay.

Oh, and from my understanding, no plates are needed. Again, 3rd season towing without plates and I have had my fair share of OPP run-ins(not for a traffic stop, just cruising). Also made it through an MTO sting on the way to Cayuga, so again, real world testing and not just hearsay. Keep in mind, everything in the HTA is up for interpretation and results may vary..
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Old 05-27-2014, 12:39 PM   #11
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That car is from a shop here in Hamilton. Ive seen it around a few times.
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