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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. 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.
    Why would they sell a hitch for the car if you cant mount it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fiatacoupe View Post
    Why would they sell a hitch for the car if you cant mount it.
    That is not an Abarth.....iirc there is no hitch for the Abarths. Yes there is a hitch for regular 500’s. Having said....factory does not recommend towing and I believe there is a reason for it......you sure can do.....your car so to speak.......still interested how you mount a hitch on an Abarth.

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    The hitch mounted to mine just fine. The holes were pre drilled I guess according to the guy that did it. Had to cut a small portion of the plastic thingy under the bumper itself for the receiver but doesn’t show. Still need to do the wiring harness. Still looking for a small kayak trailer


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    Quote Originally Posted by Ruckus View Post
    iirc there is no hitch for the Abarths.
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    ^^^Cool......I stand corrected......but why does Curtis list it as “except” Abarths?

    How is your rear clearance when you back up an inclined driveway? I did a rough estimate on mine as I am lowered by Neu-f springs......the least is I would scrap or worst get stopped if I have a bike carrier back there.

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    I'm pretty sure we just get lied to over here in North America. If you pull up a Fiat 500/595 Abarth manual from the UK you can tow.
    I often see photos online of overseas Fiat's towing small stuff. The US market would rather you buy a 6000lb SUV that gets negative MPGs.

    abarth towing.jpg

    I don't know why the picture is so small. Link to PDF
    whippin' a super fresh Abarth, gnomesayne?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ruckus View Post
    ^^^Cool......I stand corrected......but why does Curtis list it as “except” Abarths?

    How is your rear clearance when you back up an inclined driveway? I did a rough estimate on mine as I am lowered by Neu-f springs......the least is I would scrap or worst get stopped if I have a bike carrier back there.
    There is an Abarth specific one too.
    If you also have have the Neu-F lowering springs you should already know you really cant go up a steep incline going forward never mind backing up. I have a steep inclined driveway and I can go up it but back down not so much, the trailer hitch is not what is preventing me. Dunno why you would still want to but if you hate your front bumper go for it.
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    R1 brake rotors & steel braided brake lines
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    Quote Originally Posted by siwelk View Post
    I'm pretty sure we just get lied to over here in North America. If you pull up a Fiat 500/595 Abarth manual from the UK you can tow.
    I often see photos online of overseas Fiat's towing small stuff. The US market would rather you buy a 6000lb SUV that gets negative MPGs.

    abarth towing.jpg

    I don't know why the picture is so small. Link to PDF

    This probably has more to do with warranty than not being able to do it. Here in America, people look to warranty everything. In Europe the warranties are not as long and from what I've been told, people seem to accept if they broke something then it is their responsibility.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nitracity View Post
    Is that the Kendon trailer?

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