shock

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About shock

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  • Region
    U.S. Southern Atlantic
  • Location
    Lexington, KY
  • Current Vehicle
    2016 Spark LT2
  1. Here are my real world stats on this topic using my 2016 gas Spark with CVT.... Towed about an 850 lb pop up camper (it's a tiny pop up--much smaller than even a normal pop up) 200 miles through Kentucky. It did perfectly fine handling/pulling/stopping. The car was loaded with just me, a large cooler, and moderate amount of luggage for one. To tow somewhere that has more sustained hills would be worrisome. I would fear heating up components in the mechanics (especially the CVT). Unfortunately there isn't really any space to beef up with some aftermarket cooling components. I think the CVT already has a transmission oil cooler which implies to me it gets hot even under normal conditions. So in easy conditions, I'd say a Spark can handle about 1500 lbs of total cargo (trailer plus whatever else is in the car). If you've got something half that (maybe a riding mower on a small cheap Lowe's trailer, you probably have absolutely nothing to worry about as long as you can balance the trailer weight correctly (about 60-70% of the weight between the hitch and trailer axle) and still keep under the 200lb tongue capacity of the Curt hitch.