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post #1 of 25 (permalink) Old 03-04-2012, 09:47 PM Thread Starter
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Trailer Hitch?

i'm looking at getting a jet ski soon but the balt is the only vehicle i have.
so what i want is a way i can tow one jet ski about 5 miles to the lake with the cobalt, without looking stupid. does anybody have a suggestion?

edit: i'm also planning to lower it (probably megan's) before summer too


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LMFAO a cobalt alone pulling something would be funny.

now lowering a cobalt and then getting her to pull a trailer

I would love to see that, not saying it cant be done, and if i had a jet ski Id probably do it, its just not a car you normally see tugging something along.

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if there is a way, without costing too much, try the hide a hitch . so when youre not tugging it along, you dont have a massive hitch behind u. although those r great for parking lots. people are extra careful when pulling up to you

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theres also a thread on all of the different springs. I remember eibach and another brand were top 2. maybe would be better to buy those...just figuring you might need the better quality for towing purposes.
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i'm not too worried about towing performance it's only 5 miles
and i'm getting coilovers not springs


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i'm not too worried about towing performance it's only 5 miles
and i'm getting coilovers not springs
I want :D
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It mentions this in your owners manual. Do yo have an automatic or a manual transmission? With an auto transmission you can I think its 1000-1500 lbs max towing (can't remember), but it says not to do any towing what so ever with a manual transmission.

I've installed a hitch on my 2010 XFE and the hitch cost me $150 shipped if I remember right. It did requires drilling 4 holes and slight modification of the hitch to fit right. I don't use it for towing. I use it for my bike rack.

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yeah i've got an auto, and i'm trying to pull a 20' ski boat or a camper trailer, just one jet ski (~650+trailer) i guess i'm really looking for something i can put on in the summer and take back off in the fall that doesn't look too terrible or hang down too much and scrape everywhere


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I'll post you a picture of mine soon when the its light outside. The one I have is pretty high off the ground and won't scrape. That being said mine isn't lowered.

When looking at buying a hitch look if its a 1in 1/4 or a 2in hitch. That will also decide how much you can tow.
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Did you check out hidden hitch? They even have videos. Just enter you vehicle Make Model and year.

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that doesn't look bad or too difficult.
had a thought, put that plastic piece back over the hitch? maybe with a cutout for the receiver portion?


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