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Old 04-08-2019, 11:20 PM
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Did that with a lawn guys trailer once.. jackass parked his truck and trailer in front of my driveway and then told me I could wait while he finished my neighbors yard that he’d only be 15/20 minutes and wasn’t shutting his mower off to move his truck. I had a 79 Ford F-150 with a 460 big block at the time, so I strapped up to the tow hooks on the front of his truck and pulled his truck and whole damn trailer down the street and around the corner!

Goes without saying he wasn’t thrilled... he jumped up and down and threatened to burn my house down, etc, etc... but nothing ever came of it.

Ahhh, good times! I’m way more “calm” now in my older age
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Ive used the screw in tow hook deals to pull several of my bmw's out of my driveway when they got stuck (none of the x's but the cars)

One thing I learned is the hooks can take a ton of force when pulled straight but they bend fairly easy when you pull to the side on them. So make sure your pointed straight from whatever your pulling or the hook will bend.
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Good to mention the side force one of mine came a little bent. They can handle a lot more force sideways when you use a lifting sling fed through so as to grab near.thr base. I'm thinking I might find a big steel eye vs the aluminum one.

Amazing about the locked wheel drag. I'd have called the cops to ticket the lawn guy before dragging the truck n trailer definitely earned the flat spots on his tires and the bump bump bump would be a constant reminder of his dipshitness
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Amazing about the locked wheel drag. I'd have called the cops to ticket the lawn guy before dragging the truck n trailer definitely earned the flat spots on his tires and the bump bump bump would be a constant reminder of his dipshitness


In the time I owned that 460 there wasn’t anything I found that could stop it except a gas station! I think I was lucky if I got 8 mpg... but the sucker could pull a house of the foundation for sure!

I miss that truck to this day - TONS of fun in the mid and snow but a constant sore spot to my wife when it was parked in the driveway... she liked to tell me it made us look like hillbillies! (To which I would remind her, I was raised in the south )
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My one mistake that I did when dragging that golf was I rushed and just grabbed some heavy duty rope. I just couldn’t find my tow strap (it was in the spare tire well thing). When I started the drag, the knots tightened up so forking hard that I had to cut the rope on both ends. No big deal, lost about 2 feet of rope, but worth it. Felt like a kid in a sandbox pulling that car. Deff got flat spots with that pull. Not a truck and trailer pull, but I’m confident that if a tow truck can pull the x5 at 5000lbs, then the x5 hook can pull 5000lbs as well. Plus with our superior German engineering, 4.8 powa, we can probably maybe pull an f150 with trailer, with locked brakes. Just a matter of breaking lose the towee vehicle. Then it’s like smooth sailing. Those burning melting dragging tires work like lube at that point.
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I had a similar problem when I left my lifting sling through itself. It snugged so tight It took me about five minutes to work it free
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