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Old 07-05-2016, 08:50 AM   #1
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Towing A Miata

Does anyone have experience towing a 2016 Miata, automatic transmission? We have a 99 Georgie Boy Pursuit with a 454 gas engine(if that matters?) and want to tow our Miata. Can it be towed flat, 4 wheels down or should it be dolly towed? Any ideas /experiences/comments or suggestions appreciated. Thank you
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(you may want to re-post this under the "Toads and MH towing" section instead of here)
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We don't allow duplicate ( reposting ) as per our Community Rules . I'll move it.
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Thank you. I didn't notice a separate section for towing. Appreciate your patience. Thanks again.
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Old 07-05-2016, 02:50 PM   #5
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Your Owners Manual will cover whether it can be or not.
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Yes i know what the manual says. I was just interested in what others may have experienced. Thanks.
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Yes i know what the manual says. I was just interested in what others may have experienced. Thanks.
Bill,

While I do not have any direct experience with a 2016 ND Miata, the driveline is pretty much the same as the 2010-2016 NC cars.

I pulled a 2000 NB 5-speed over 35,000 miles and have pulled a PRHT over
16,000 miles and a 2012 PRHT over 20,000 miles.

Also, I have helped more than 100 other Miata owners (many on this forum) to get their cars flat/4-down towable.

Without extensive & expensive modifications, cars with the Miata AUTOMATIC transmissions are NOT flat/4-down towable.

Towing forward on a dolly gets you nowhere as the drive wheels are still on the ground.

Towing backwards on a dolly is sheer lunacy. Don't do it!

The 5-speed and 5-speed MANUAL transmission cars are VERY towable, but at this time, NO ONE makes a baseplate for the ND Miata. Because the CHASSIS changed from the NC to ND cars, baseplates for the 2006-2015 cars will NOT fit the ND.

If you want to tow a ND Miata, either buy a 6-speed manual or spend a LOT of money to modify an automatic. Also, NO ONE makes a lube pump or a driveshaft disconnect for ANY Miata.

PM me if you want more.....

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The 5-speed and 5-speed MANUAL transmission cars are VERY towable...
Should be: The 5-speed and 6-speed MANUAL transmission cars are VERY towable..

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We flat towed our red '99 manual 4 down without a single glitch until we sold it as the Costco runs were too challenging. Would be shocked if any rear wheel drive automatic could be flat towed.

While towing backwards on a dolly is doable it also seems a bit crazy to me. But we did run into some folks towing a very nice 2 seater Mercedes backwards on a tow dolly. Different strokes I guess....
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That's exactly the kind of information I was looking for. Thank you!!!!
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