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Old 08-10-2011, 11:10 AM   #1
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All this talk today about towing makes me wonder if any of you professors know where I can find the weight of an 2005 Kia Amanti.
I have a good one and because of the current heart attack economy I want to know if I can tow it, 4 down or dolly, with my '99 Pace Arrow.??
I'm sure there will have to be mods to the car but it's paid for.
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"cars.com" will give you all the data on the car, but not whether it can be flat towed. I know my 03 Kia Sedona needs a transmission lube pump, so it's a good bet your Amanti will, too. I think the Amanti has the same 3.5L V6 and 5-speed auto trans as the Sedona.

I was surprised how much the Sedona weighs (almost 4800 lb.). I also found out that since Kias aren't often made into toads, the availability of tow hardware isn't great and it's quite expensive. I figured it would take the best part of $3000 for the Sedona, but it's too heavy for the regular tow dollies and a dolly strong enough would push me over the 5000 lb. hitch limit on my rig.

$3K buys a lot of days from Enterprise!
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All this talk today about towing makes me wonder if any of you professors know where I can find the weight of an 2005 Kia Amanti.
I have a good one and because of the current heart attack economy I want to know if I can tow it, 4 down or dolly, with my '99 Pace Arrow.??
I'm sure there will have to be mods to the car but it's paid for.
Go to remco.com and you might find if you can tow 4 wheels down or not and what modifications may need to be made (i.e. lube pump,etc.).
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"cars.com" will give you all the data on the car, but not whether it can be flat towed. I know my 03 Kia Sedona needs a transmission lube pump, so it's a good bet your Amanti will, too. I think the Amanti has the same 3.5L V6 and 5-speed auto trans as the Sedona.

I was surprised how much the Sedona weighs (almost 4800 lb.). I also found out that since Kias aren't often made into toads, the availability of tow hardware isn't great and it's quite expensive. I figured it would take the best part of $3000 for the Sedona, but it's too heavy for the regular tow dollies and a dolly strong enough would push me over the 5000 lb. hitch limit on my rig.

$3K buys a lot of days from Enterprise!
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Good to hear from you again.
I found a site after I made the post that said my Amanti weighed 3,770 lbs.
I found the same weight in two sites but all the verbage was the same so I think it may be copied.
Can't get Kia to respond to my requests yet.
Any way it's cut it is over my towing capacity. 3,500 lbs.
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I would have it weighed just to be sure, had mine weighed at a locale dump, was no charge.
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2005 Kia Amanti curb weight is 4080 lbs with weight distribution of 62% on the front axle and 38% on the rear axle.
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