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    Towing capacity???

    I have a 2012 fiat abarth. Im looking to buy a hitch that has 200lb tongue weight and 2000lb Weight Carrying Capacity.. i just bought atv that 950lbs my trailor is about 400lbs. I know its under the 2000lbs but such a small car lol my atv is bigger then it so its making me nervous. Dont know if i should give it a go or not haha any thought or someone who has towed over 1000 pounds with an abarth?

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    I don't think it's wise to tow over 1k pounds with these cars lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fiatacoupe View Post
    Dont know if i should give it a go or not haha any thought or someone who has towed over 1000 pounds with an abarth?
    Yeah...no! As in...don't do it.

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    Welcome to the forum. I believe the owner's manual information says to not tow with the Abarth.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Robert Nixon View Post
    Welcome to the forum. I believe the owner's manual information says to not tow with the Abarth.
    Ah hell let em do it! I wanna see how long the clutch lasts!
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    Welcome to the forum. I tagged a few posts for you to read through. That's a big ATV! People do tow with the car, but you are towing around 60% of the car's weight. Other than doing it in an emergency it doesn't sound like a great idea. Plan on some significant clutch wear right off the bat.

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    First up I wanna know and/or see how you managed to bolt a towing hitch unto your Abarth. Second is not much of the apparent mechanical challenges you will facing like as they said clutch and brakes......but more importantly is safety.......down hill should you have to slow down with that amount of weight pushing on the 2k+ lbs car.......would you be able to keep under control?
    But should you do it......just be very carefull......best of luck.

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    The owners manual in my 2012 Lounge says that you are not supposed to tow.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ruckus View Post
    First up I wanna know and/or see how you managed to bolt a towing hitch unto your Abarth.
    He probably used the bolts that came with the hitch
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    I'm looking at towing a 4'x6' trailer next summer. Probably close to 350 pounds of mobile DJ in it. I don't expect any major issues.
    Also considering spending the same amount on a busted cargo van too, so we'll see. My operating area is about as flat as it gets.
    Last edited by siwelk; 12-01-2017 at 02:43 PM.
    whippin' a super fresh Abarth, gnomesayne?

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