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gixper
04-04-2011, 09:35 AM
Does anybody have a trailer hitch on their GXP? What are you pulling? Think I'll be alright pulling a 500 lb bike and 300lb trailer with a stock trans? Oh and where'd you get the hitch from? Thanks

EmersonHart13
04-04-2011, 10:09 AM
I have one, max is 1000 lbs and I would stay under that for sure.

Car pulls great, but you are going to eat at the trans some. A cooler would be a great addition. I bought my hitch on line and installed it myself. I think it is made my Curt.

Wiring the lights in wasn't bad, just grab off the taillight.

vroom_vroom
04-04-2011, 07:30 PM
Does anybody have a trailer hitch on their GXP? What are you pulling? Think I'll be alright pulling a 500 lb bike and 300lb trailer with a stock trans? Oh and where'd you get the hitch from? Thanks

if you put a trailer hitch on your car i will disown you:bang:

gxp-miller-gxp
04-04-2011, 07:57 PM
if you put a trailer hitch on your car i will disown you:bang:
agreed

rvd9431
04-04-2011, 09:17 PM
Stock trans?? Good luck with that......they have problems pulling just our damn cars

cacicgtp7
04-04-2011, 10:36 PM
It says in the manual the car "could" tow up to 1,000 lbs.

But IMHO, I wouldn't try it at all, it's not the power it's the trans. If you want to pull something that's 800 lbs, I'd get a truck. The car has difficulty managing 4 passengers and a fully loaded trunk on this trans unfortunately. The v-8 is awesome, GM just fucked up when they attached the "HD" version of the tranny that's found in the GTP's.

Honestly it's standard GM penny pinching from the 2000's, where instead of developing a good 5 or 6 speed auto tranny, they just went with what they had, to keep their overhead and R&D costs down. Sucks, but whatever.

So again, I'd rent a U-haul, or Penske truck....or find a friend with a F-150/250 and tow it with that lol

monte_with_a_LS4
04-04-2011, 10:57 PM
i agree. when i have my car loaded with people my trans gets jerky every now and then

EmersonHart13
04-05-2011, 10:30 AM
I have a 250 lb trailer that I use for Lumber Yard and Home Depot runs... Along with moving the occasional bulky object. Works great. Most trips are short, but I do make the 40 minute drive to IKEA on occasion.

For the heavy loads I grab my brother's FJ and hitch the trailer up to that. The trailer will take 1100 lbs so 1350 total weight which is way above the GXPs rating.

I also use my trailer hitch for a bike rack, then nothing touches the paint on the car and I believe to be more secure than the trunk mount style.

gixper
04-05-2011, 03:28 PM
I really dont care to put a hitch on my car...but buying another vehicle is out of the question....I've already got 3 + a bike.

The only vehicle that I have that can pull my bike right now is the GP; The Grand Am definately can't, the Skylark is months from being finished. I just need something to pull my bike back and forth from the track. I HATE riding my bike all the way to the track and I ESPECIALLY HATE riding back. Plus if something goes on the bike while racing I'm stuck there waiting for someone to haul it back to the house for me. I figure a little 4x6 trailer + the bike cant weigh more than 700-800 lbs. That's about the equivelant of a car full of passengers.

And I kinda think it would look awesome pulling the 14 around with the GP.

Here's a pic of my bike BTW:

EmersonHart13
04-05-2011, 04:13 PM
Nice bike.

My 4 by 8 folder weighs about 250. I got it from Harbor Freight. It isn't high quality but it gets the job done. I cannot comment on the heaviest load but I doubt I have put more than 500 pounds in it.

http://www.harborfreight.com/1195-lb-capacity-48-inch-x-96-inch-heavy-duty-foldable-utility-trailer-with-12-inch-wheels-90154.html

vroom_vroom
04-05-2011, 05:20 PM
I really dont care to put a hitch on my car...but buying another vehicle is out of the question....I've already got 3 + a bike.

The only vehicle that I have that can pull my bike right now is the GP; The Grand Am definately can't, the Skylark is months from being finished. I just need something to pull my bike back and forth from the track. I HATE riding my bike all the way to the track and I ESPECIALLY HATE riding back. Plus if something goes on the bike while racing I'm stuck there waiting for someone to haul it back to the house for me. I figure a little 4x6 trailer + the bike cant weigh more than 700-800 lbs. That's about the equivelant of a car full of passengers.

And I kinda think it would look awesome pulling the 14 around with the GP.

Here's a pic of my bike BTW:

let me get this correct you think towing a trailer with a car looks awesome, im white trash and i wouldn't do that :buttkick: