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I am planing on moving from Michigan to Florida here in the near future. I have a 93 Cadillac Seville and a 95 SLS. I talked to the dealer today and they saw no reason why my 93 with the 4.9 couldn't pull the 95 on a dolly for the hair over 1300 mile trip. I have talked to the performance shop about a hitch and power accessories for my 93 and they suggested a cone shaped air filter instead of the traditional filter box and dual flowmaster mufflers. Does anyone know 1)Weather I should worry about a stock 4.9 Seville pulling the 95, 2)Would the air filter change and mufflers make a noticable difference, 3)Should I consider an aftermarket tranny and or oil cooler, and 4)Will the brakes hold up on the 93 through that distance?

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I think the Seville is only RATED to tow 1000 pounds, but your experience will probably depend on your driving, speed, and route.

If I had to pick between the two the 95 has more HP and a heavier duty transmission, so I might tow the 93 with the 95.

Base on my scant reading on the topic of towing:

1) worry, sure.

2) the muffler will; not sure on the filter without testing.

3) not sure if either car has a transmission cooler already; the STS did, but not sure on the 93 Seville.

4) I would worry more with the transmission heat than the brakes

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Well, the 95 is an SLS that was talked about on the old site due to it having over 300k miles. As it stands now, it has 312,000 miles and has had the check engine light on most of the time since I have owned it. I check the self diag. and it comes up with a TCC code which conserns me when looking at a 1300 mile venture with that much load. The 93 with the 4.9 seams quite abit heavier.

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Can an aftermarket trans and oil cooler keep everything cool enough to pull the other cadillac? Are there sensors and guages that can be added to monitor the tranny temp?

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Ok, I found the tranny temp guages on ebay. Where would I mount the sensor in the trans and what should it's operating temp be? Will a cooler keep it cool enough to tow it's sister car?

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Have you thought about having a car transport company ship the car to the new destination? I see them on ebay all the time and they are reasonable. I'm sure that the cost to ship it via them instead of adding all those accessories to your tranny and car and then still be uncertain on whether your tranny will be leaking fluid all over the interstate, is more than enough incentive to just leave it to the professionals.

JMHO.

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Does anyone know what the towing capacity is for the 93 Seville with the 4.9L The car is currently in the body shop and the manual is not accessable.

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I pulled my 3,500 lb. Allante behind a Ford 7.3L Diesel using a tow bar and even that, the truck struggled up hills. My recommendation would be to get the biggest tranny cooler that you can find and install a auxilliary fan in front of that cooler. The auxilliary fan does a lot in keeping temperatures down especially while going up hills slowly and there isn't much airflow. Keep the transmission in 3rd gear on level ground and manually downshift to 2nd gear while ascending hills. Swaying might also be a problem. Keeping the rear tires pumped up to the max rating helps. Better yet is to find some truck tires with stiff sidewalls for the rear that can withstand 50-60psi. Good Luck

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