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rizer
07-30-2004, 09:40 PM
Well, im gonna be heading on a 3k miles trip for school from MI to AZ. I need to take my car and am trying to work my options.
I know it says not to haul more than 1000 pounds, but even if it was under 1000 pounds total, would it even be good on the engine with 80k miles driving that distance? (Hills and all) I just dont wanna over work the engine and it break down while im at school and broke

mwolverines
07-30-2004, 09:44 PM
wtf u doin goin to arizona for school? MICHIGAN WOLVERINES, UofM is the place to be. and yes, i think packing the lightest possible will do wonders for 3k miles.

rizer
07-30-2004, 10:01 PM
Uti

mr_eh
07-30-2004, 10:04 PM
i cant imagine towing anything with my car at all, you should rent a uhaul and tow the car or something

rizer
07-30-2004, 10:06 PM
I was all for a uhaul. Was gonna throw the car and dirtbike in the back.
Then found out its gonna be over $2k to rent a uhaul/ryder/budget/penske so i gotta figure something out

mr_eh
07-30-2004, 10:08 PM
2k seems like a LOT to rent a uhaul... like a real lot... why so much? they charge by the mile?

rizer
07-30-2004, 11:15 PM
well, must not be, cause each price was over 2k on multiple renters. Thats even one way price.
Then theres the gas also :(

2000GA
07-30-2004, 11:33 PM
your call will be fine, keep it in 3rd for the hilly parts and take a break if you see the temp gauge crawl up. 1000 pounds is just like if you had 5 200 lb people in your car.

snwman
07-31-2004, 09:41 AM
your call will be fine, keep it in 3rd for the hilly parts and take a break if you see the temp gauge crawl up. 1000 pounds is just like if you had 5 200 lb people in your car.


thats right, I had a carload of 5 people plus the sub's and trunk crammed with clothes and other crap. wasnt quite the 3k miles but it was arouind 300 over a mountain pass no problems.

rizer
07-31-2004, 11:01 AM
Hrm, so it might work out. I just didnt wanna put too much stress on the high mileage motor and cause big future problems.
Might have to go hitch shopping now

tenspeed
07-31-2004, 11:40 AM
I would drive down to Texas then cut across to avoid the mountains.

rizer
07-31-2004, 02:45 PM
Well, ive never really drivin outta state, just flown. So on that note, Im gonna be leaving late decemember and here in Michigan. Sometimes it snows in decemember, then times it dont snow till mid january. So wondering, how far out (state wise) does the snow usually reach in the decemember/januray time?
Just wondering because if i dont need to buy new tires, i rather not. I have new kuhmo ASX's which are all season, but i dont know how these's would do in snow in case it does snow, let alone the possible chance of hauling a trailer.

carsarecool
08-02-2004, 06:22 PM
there shouldnt be a problem as long as you dont drive your car real agressive, like full throttle starts and stuff like that. and some regular maintenance before you leave wouldnt hurt, like maybe switch to a high mileage or blended synthetic oil, get a transmission pan drop/filter change and your coolant flushed if it hasent had it yet. and make sure your brakes are in good condition