Carlisle and event related pictures are to be placed in the relevant section under 'Events'.
a test fitment on the parts-mobile - but I had it done in 5 minutes. Removing the bumper and cover is NOT
required - I just already had it off, which made fitment only slightly quicker. This is a Reese Omni II MultiFit
Trailer Hitch #88002, as seen in the following auction. The one I got on eBay a couple weeks ago came with a
complete "fits-all" parts kit - 98% of it I didn't use.
NOT recommended for cars as rusty as this hulk!
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eBayI ... AMEWA%3AIT
RIP: the Mutt….1988 XR4Ti Chestnut Brown/Spice Leather
MC2 Coilovers and Bushings, Contour Rims and Rotors, Ported Motorsport Head, Cosworth 4x4 Intercooler, Holset HY35 Turbo, 80LB Injectors, Megasquirt2 EFI
Maybe? I suppose you could put the leg over the top of the bumper mounts, with the u-bolt point upward.jkxr4ti wrote:Nice work brad. I was thinking about this a while back but i wanted to keep it hidden and make a
removeable notch in the bumper cover. Would that hitch allow you to raise the receiver up to hide it in the bumper cover?
You'd need to cut both the cover and the bumper bar itself. to provide clearance for the hitch.
There' a gazillion ways to use this thing. I'm sure I could make it work on most any vehicle.
I had the same concerns David, and still do to some extent, even though these are "graded" U-bolts, and not just cheapie exhaust hangers.wilky wrote:Brad - it looks as though the only thing holding it on are a couple of exhaust pipe "U" hangers?? If that's true I don't think
it's going to be very strong - particularly as they are subject to a twisting load and not a straight pull. Make sure it's safe mon amis.
But given the relatively light loads I'd be pulling, I'm not terribly concerned. It's not as if I'm going to be towing a boat or car
with this thing! (hope that answers Luke's question too).
Go here and you'll see the 6x4 utility trailer I built:smoke3006 wrote:What are you planning on towing with it?
http://www.merkurclub.com/forum/viewtop ... c&start=60
I might also use it for a hitch-mounted bike rack.
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thats what i thought tooJohn Brennan wrote:Conventional Wisdom says you never tow anything with an XR-- you'll be under boost constantly, like always going uphill-- unless it were extremely light...
*86 XR4TI*82 Mustang TT351*65 Mercury Comet*
Y'all are over-reacting. People put 2.3T motors in Rangers, don't they? Those things weigh almost 1000 lbs more than an XRGreenturbo wrote:thats what i thought tooJohn Brennan wrote:Conventional Wisdom says you never tow anything with an XR-- you'll be under
boost constantly, like always going uphill-- unless it were extremely light...
before anything even gets thrown in the bed or attached to the hitch. Haven't you ever had three fat people in the car with
you? Okay, I haven't either, but you get the point, don't you? I'm not suggesting that I'll be towing a 2-ton boat with this thing,
just a lightweight utility trailer or some even lighter weight bicycles!
Of course, I'd eventually like to put a 2L BMW diesel engine in this thing; do smoke-stacks and the whole deal. Then watch
me pull tree trunks!!!
I bought a hitch for mine to pull a small tent trailer. I figure if my motorcycle can pull it across country the XR should be able to handle it just as well.
In fact one of the best rides I've had was crossing death valley. The hills going in and out are a great twisty ride. I was riding two up and pulling the trailer. The guys riding solo had a real hard time keeping up.
BTW. Pulling a trailer teaches you straight line breaking REAL quick