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Old 03-19-2016, 02:57 PM   #1
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Default Tow Dolly, moving a Sky or Solstice...

Has anybody used a tow dolly to move their Sky/Solstice? If you put them on backwards, then you wouldn't have to remove the drive shaft. I've done this with Fiero's in the past (the steering wheel locks in and I used the the seatbelt around it for added security) and had good luck. I was just wondering if there is something with the Kappa platform that would prevent me from doing this?

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if there is something with the Kappa platform that would prevent me from doing this?

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THere may be some conflict, maybe plain old clearance issues when towing with the rear end up on a dolly and the front dragging, scooping all road debris in the process. Maybe it won't track correctly....

I think the manual says no- all 4 wheels on a trailer, but that's just hearsay from a few links questioning this very thing.
http://www.solsticeforum.com/forum/f...w-dolly-19326/

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THere may be some conflict, maybe plain old clearance issues when towing with the rear end up on a dolly and the front dragging, scooping all road debris in the process. Maybe it won't track correctly....
I can't think of any issues with the front, just wheel bearings, but the real issue would be frontal clearance, the first driveway or dip in a road would be the death of the Sky's chin. I've had mine towed once in 8 years and it was on a flatbed. Even then the operator used two 4 foot long planks to make sure the chin didn't rub the ground.
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Default Re: Tow Dolly, moving a Sky or Solstice...

I've also towed fiero's with the fronts on the ground, i think as long as the steering wheel is locked in place and you put a strap around the steering wheel just to be safe so it wont move, *IF* the car is a stick shift then you should be able to just leave it in neutral and be fine towing it with the rear wheels on the ground.
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also, nice 86-87 SE in the photo, I've had 45 pontiac fiero's over the last 15 years. (finally sold my last two that had the 3.8L supercharged swaps)
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We towed with the rear wheels on the ground and in neutral. Never had any problem all these years.
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