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Old 09-25-2009, 10:38 AM
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How do you tow the challenger? (moved)

The owners manual is not clear. My Dealer and some others say definitely a flat bed but they are unable to say what they hook on to to pull it up. Chrysler customer assistance is not able to answer the question. Chrysler towing assistance and AAA will only say it is up to the tow truck driver that is dispatched. I am not comfortable with this.
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Better quality tow services do carry straps and attachments that can connect to suspension and other parts when it is unclear as to how a car should be winched onto the flatbed. Hooks used to do this should raise a red flag. There is a hole right where the two plastic engine covers meet which is part of a cross-member. I would be wary of someone placing a tow hook there.
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the 010 manual is clear, put it on a flat bed. There are some mileage restrictions, I think 15, for towing it on all 4 wheels under x mph, otherwise it goes up on a truck. I'm at work, don't have my manual but there is specific guidance.
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I would like to know about this too.
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Here is an article to consider - and it refers to the vee straps used for winching: Howstuffworks "Flat-bed Trailer Towing "


Here is an example of a towing nightmare: Texting-While-Driving Tow Truck Driver Plows Into Pool - Texting - Jalopnik
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Rodderrick. Thanks for the response and how stuff works link. I think we saw the texting towguy in the swimming pool on the news. We want to be able to provide some input if a tow is necessary. Still looking for info on where to hook up. I seem to have a lot of info but none verified. Some say not to hook on to suspension parts. Some say there are holes in the sub frame with plastic covers where a hook adaptor can be installed. Some say there are hooks. One service advisor said to take off plastic covers underneath the engine near the front spoiler to uncover metal attachment points near the bumper (can not see this working). Some say tow drivers have a book on attachment points but all I have talked to say the car is too new and they don't know. One local tow I talked to said they would need wood blocks to keep from damaging the spoiler when pulling up the ramp. Hopefully there is a knowledgable tow guy out there or owners that have had their cars towed that can shed light on the subject.
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