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Old 03-10-2017, 11:05 AM   #16
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Excellent info! Thanks.
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Old 03-10-2017, 07:12 PM   #17
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my new featherlite 3182 open trailer has airline tie down system and I acquired mac's direct hook ratches - I too go through the wheels. GT3 rear wheels just touch the airline track both sides. works a treat ....
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Old 03-15-2017, 01:27 PM   #18
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not to start the wheel vs chassis tie down debate, but I ended up finding that chassis tie downs and the D-rings that come with the trailer are the fastest/easiest way to deal with tieing down the car in an enclosed trailer. I have the rennline jack-point hooks and rear sub-frame hooks on a cayman. Same setup is possible on a 997/991, and probably p-cars. I tried going with E-track and over-wheel tie downs, but it was cumbersome, especially on the side of the car that is up against the wall and not an escape hatch.
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+1 on the rennline/fabspeed tie down hooks. Makes it so much easier.
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+2 I had these installed immediately after purchasing my track car.
+3 I have them on my car and they work quite well

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I've recently acquired a 22' Featherlite enclosed trailer and in the process of outfitting. So far we have a Smittybilt Gen2 X20 Winch, ramps, L Track on the walls, end LED lighting. I've been using the D Rings and Mac straps through the wheels. It's not terrible to strap the car down. My son was poking around under the 991 GT3 RS and found T-Hook/Jackstand receptors. It seems that would be somewhat easier to use and avoid possible wheel damage. Are others using? It is recommended? I understand there are tradeoffs between using the wheels vs. chassis.










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I've recently acquired a 22' Featherlite enclosed trailer and in the process of outfitting. So far we have a Smittybilt Gen2 X20 Winch, ramps, L Track on the walls, end LED lighting. I've been using the D Rings and Mac straps through the wheels. It's not terrible to strap the car down. My son was poking around under the 991 GT3 RS and found T-Hook/Jackstand receptors. It seems that would be somewhat easier to use and avoid possible wheel damage. Are others using? It is recommended? I understand there are tradeoffs between using the wheels vs. chassis.
On my Cup car I also use T-Hooks (options are limited for a Cup...).
On my 944s I use Rennline tie downs and it is the best option.
As I do not want to mess up the alignment, tying down a car through the wheels is absolutely not and option for me.
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Old 04-19-2017, 09:17 PM   #21
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... My son was poking around under the 991 GT3 RS and found T-Hook/Jackstand receptors. It seems that would be somewhat easier to use and avoid possible wheel damage. Are others using? It is recommended? I understand there are tradeoffs between using the wheels vs. chassis.
I am planning on using those T-hooks in the chassis in an open trailer. I read a lot on this issue before going that route. I'm a rookie "tow-er" but have done two test tows, and it worked out fine. Some of the posters here commented on another thread I posted about the trailer confg. Based on comments, I decided to back the car on the trailer. Seems a bit strange, but makes the tongue weight very controllable and puts the CG of the car near the CG of the trailer. I do not have a large weight margin with my tow vehicle.

As an emergency backup, I've also rigged up a through-wheel strap that will go on the rear wheels (front of the trailer). Turns out with my small trailer backing the car on makes it much easier to tie down (better access to the ratchets). Also, driving the car off was not as much of a problem for the splitter as going the other direction. Using direct hooks on the ratchet.

Have ordered bolt-on ratchets too and might use them if it looks to be better/easier than ratchets on the straps. You probably don't want bolt-ons in an enclosed trailer...

ps. your trailer/car set-up looks like a sterile hospital with all the shiny silver/aluminum/white!
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