that seems like a lot of weight behind a JSW.
Can you guys point me towards what I need to tow a Miata with my JSW TDI?
What hitch would you guys use?
Where can I get a trailer for it?
I assume a Miata and a basic trailer is tow-able.
Any upgrades I should do to handle the stress?
Thanks for posting that. Weird they have a 5MT for the 170hp engine, which makes me wonder if there is actually a difference or if it is just the power output. I will be APR Stage I with my 6MT. I will also have Hawk HPS Pads installed. Or maybe it is a gearing issue.
So I wonder if I can tow 2000 lbs if the trailer has breaks.
Yeah it is looking that way. For some reason I swore the JSW could tow about 3,000 lbs. I was looking for hitches, but I could only find lower class ones.
I'm going to investigate on vw.de.
Official VW.de numbers!
3295.91 lbs is the first number, it got cut out for some reason.
Last edited by Aonarch; 08-03-2012 at 11:25 AM.
Pr0n for gear heads.
^ 1660 lbs. My brother has this one.
+ 2200 lbs for the car and gear.
= 3860 lbs.
DIY electric braked trailer!!
Weight 750 lbs.
Car and gear 2200 lbs
= 2950 lbs.
That might make it do-able.
GTI brake swap, high-end fluids, DPF delete tune, rear seat removal, empty interior minus gear...
Last edited by Aonarch; 08-09-2012 at 01:02 AM.
Leergewicht 1) 1.460 kg
Zul. Gesamtgewicht 1.970 kg
Zuladung 8) 585 kg
Zul. Achslast vorn/hinten 1.020 kg / 1.000 kg
Zul. Anhängelast gebremst bei 12/8 % 3) 1.400 kg / 1.700 kg
Zul. Anhängelast ungebremst 730 kg
Stützlast/Dachlast 75 kg / 75 kg
^ DSG towing via vw.de
I have a 2010 TDI 6MT and i have towed a 5x8 uhaul trailer enclosed with over 1000 pounds of stuff in it from WA state to NC. It pulled up the hills great and even stopped ok. lol Pulling a car that weight would be doable with my set up but... Stopping is another issue. i tow random stuff with my car like 1500 lbs of rubble and power is never the issue its the stopping. if the trailer had power brakes and you had a brake controller then it would probably be ok. I have the Westfalia hitch not the cheap american made one and it is solid as a rock monkey!!!! Hope this helps.
Well if it were me i would do it. lol dont forget some spring helpers in the back or else the front will feel floaty. even with the awd tiguan springs all around the car still sags without some help. But thats just me alot of people dont like to push their TDI's