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Old 01-27-2017, 04:41 AM   #1
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Hi all, I am going to be towing my 02 WRX cross country In a month and was wondering if anyone here has towed their subie long distance with the driveshaft disconnected. I have seen this done to bring projects home and such but never on a long journey. I can always just rent a U-Haul flat bed, but would obviously rather save the money (they quoted $600). Again, just wondering if anyone has done this or knows of any major problems it would cause with the rear end.

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Yeh pull the driveshaft and your good, done it plenty of times. Just cover the tail shaft of the trans tight cause fluid will come out
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Yup, plenty of miles with driveshaft pulled. No big deal.
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Hey thanks for the responses. Just to be clear you suggest entirely pulling the driveshaft over just disconnecting from the rear diff. Is there a difference between the two?
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Yeh pull the driveshaft and your good, done it plenty of times. Just cover the tail shaft of the trans tight cause fluid will come out
A spray paint cap is a perfect fit to plug the tailshaft of the trans btw!
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I've done this multiple times as well, unbolt the 4 bolts that hold the drive shaft to the rear diff, (IIRC you have to remove a shield as well), then bungie the drive shaft to the exhaust so it doesn't touch the spinning diff mount...dolly away.
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I have to tow my Subaru approx 120 km, i have titan Suv so its long distance towing so can i do with this or should i take any towing roadside assistance nyc?
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Take the drive shaft out if towing two wheels on the ground. no problem on a full trailer.
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