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Old 02-18-2013, 11:14 PM   #1
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Maiden Voyage!

Just took the 2004 303se on it's maiden voyage to race in the Winternationals in Pomona Ca, from Hilmar Ca, 630 miles over and back through the Grapevine towing my E/SA 1969 Dodge Dart. Trip was way better than expected Coach drives and rides like a dream towed over the Grape vine 35 MPH with ease, everything worked great in the coach. Quite happy overall and 7.4 MPG!
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Old 02-18-2013, 11:28 PM   #2
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Just took the 2004 303se on it's maiden voyage to race in the Winternationals in Pomona Ca, from Hilmar Ca, 630 miles over and back through the Grapevine towing my E/SA 1969 Dodge Dart. Trip was way better than expected Coach drives and rides like a dream towed over the Grape vine 35 MPH with ease, everything worked great in the coach. Quite happy overall and 7.4 MPG!
I used to live up at the top of the grapevine (7 years) you did very well pulling the hill!

Congrats on a successful trip and welcome to the forum!
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Just took the 2004 303se on it's maiden voyage to race in the Winternationals in Pomona Ca, from Hilmar Ca, 630 miles over and back through the Grapevine towing my E/SA 1969 Dodge Dart. Trip was way better than expected Coach drives and rides like a dream towed over the Grape vine 35 MPH with ease, everything worked great in the coach. Quite happy overall and 7.4 MPG!
Glad to hear everything went smooth. 7.4 MPG while towing is great! Hope all your future travels are just as successful! Be safe and
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Just guessing here but.......

I'm reading this post as someone who towed a Dodge Dart to an event for drag racing? If that's the case, is it equipped with slicks while being towed? Would it be licensed to do this? If not, and it's on a trailer, is this still within the towing limits of what I read is a 2004 Georgetown which probably has the same hitch limits of 5,000lbs?
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Just guessing here but.......

I'm reading this post as someone who towed a Dodge Dart to an event for drag racing? If that's the case, is it equipped with slicks while being towed? Would it be licensed to do this? If not, and it's on a trailer, is this still within the towing limits of what I read is a 2004 Georgetown which probably has the same hitch limits of 5,000lbs?
If that Dart is running in the 11's I bet it doesn't weigh much.


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Old 02-19-2013, 07:54 PM   #6
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The Dodge Dart Qualified # 10 at the Winternationals with a 10.74@ 122.48 MPH. I towed it on a trailer with a hitch I modified the GCVWR for a F53 Chassis is 26,000Lbs. My GCVW is 21,920 fully loaded. By the way got beat second round by a .004 total package headen to Phoenix for the next race.
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Oh ya the Dart weights 3160 @ E-weight!
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The Dodge Dart Qualified # 10 at the Winternationals with a 10.74@ 122.48 MPH. I towed it on a trailer with a hitch I modified the GCVWR for a F53 Chassis is 26,000Lbs. My GCVW is 21,920 fully loaded. By the way got beat second round by a .004 total package headen to Phoenix for the next race.
Firebird?
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Firebird yes.
I live about 2 miles from Firebird. Let me know when you are coming..would love to come out n see the Dart run.
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