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Old 01-10-2002, 04:17 PM
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Tire trailer for my 944 turbo

I am looking to buy a mini trailer to pull behind my 951 to and from DE events.

Minimum requirements would be trailer lights and a simple connection on the 951, 4 track tire capacity and a trailer tire spare. Option features would include locking tool box and a place to put an air tank.

Does anyone have any ideas or websites that I can search for products?

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Old 01-30-2002, 08:57 AM
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If you're willing to pay the price, go to <a href="http://www.southsporttrailers.com" target="_blank">www.southsporttrailers.com</a> (or search for "track trailer"). They have a really nice setup (aluminum diamond plate box, etc.) for about $1500. If you're more concerned about price than style, however, there's a much less expensive option. Harbor Freight Tools (www.harborfreight.com) sells reasonably priced trailer kits. The best bet is the 3 1/2 ft X 4 ft model with 12" wheels - for $220. The last time I checked, fenders, lights, a certificate of origin (for MVA), and shipping were included. All you need then is a lockable box (Home Depot for $50) and a tire rack. I've seen this setup behind Porsches and Miatas at DEs and autocrosses in the Mid-Atlantic area and everyone says it works well.

I'm planning to do the same for my 911 SC but need to work out the trailer hitch problem - there are no off-the-shelf hitches available for the SCs so I'm trying to work out an "elegant" solution this Winter.
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Old 01-30-2002, 09:02 AM
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Goobu

Ignore the SouthSport reference - I tried it and, even though it still shows up when I search on Ask.com, the web site can't be found.
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Old 01-30-2002, 07:23 PM
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Hmmm, strange... I was just looking at the South Sport trailers website a couple of days ago. Here's a link straight to their tire-trailers for track use:<a href="http://www.southsporttrailers.com/track.html" target="_blank">SouthSport Trailers</a>

Also DIY trailer-kit can be assembled for about $300 with the instructions provided here:

<a href="http://www.s2ki.com/faqs/tracktrailer.php" target="_blank">http://www.s2ki.com/faqs/tracktrailer.php</a>

That Harbor Freight trailer looks like a great deal. They had a sale on them for $169 a while back.

Or you can always do this:

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Old 03-22-2002, 01:31 PM
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I have a full tire trailer with locking box, Aluminum diamond plate floor and racks for up-to 8 wheels & tires. There's enough room for an airtank as well. I even have 4 C2 design 90's late offset and 2 225/50 16 Hoosier autocross compound and 2 245/45 16 same mounted on the design 90's. Plus various other autox stuff.email me [email protected] if interested for pics and prices.
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Old 04-13-2002, 12:40 AM
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Is it required that you order the trailer with 12" tires and not the one w/ 8" tires? The 8" tire trailer @ Harbor Freight is only $140 + spare tire $30= $170 as opposed to the 12" trailer- $220 + spare- $50= $270. I just ordered the trailer w/ the 8" tires since it is $100 cheaper.
<a href="http://www.harborfreight.com/cpi/ctaf/Displayitem.taf?itemnumber=42708" target="_blank">8" Tire Trailer</a>

Does anyone see a problem w/ this trailer, or should I definitely spend the extra $ for the 12" tire trailer?
Thanks,
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Old 04-14-2002, 07:30 PM
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I would tend to think that 12" wheels would have longer bearing and tire life compared to the 8" ones. Don't know what the actual mileages are though...
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Old 04-18-2002, 10:24 AM
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Thanks Danno. In my research I found a few small pop-up tent trailers(usually for motorcycles) that had the small wheels so I thought they would be ok. I will just keep the bearings well packed w/ a high temp. grease. Most of my trips will be local- &lt;40 miles each way, but I will make 6-10 trips each year to tracks that are 100-350 miles away.

Can anyone offer a little help with my hitch please: <a href="http://forums.rennlist.com/forums/ultimatebb.php?ubb=get_topic&f=19&t=000230" target="_blank">My 911 hitch post</a>
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Old 04-18-2002, 03:57 PM
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I don't think I'd worry too much about the 8" wheels. I see people towing two jetskis (or two dirt bikes) on 8" wheel trailers all the time. For peace of mind, however, I think I'd have a spare wheel/tire and a set of wheel bearings/seals just in case.
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