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My grandson and I are traveling 360 miles each way tomorrow to pick up a new Talon X at a Tennessee dealer. We'll be trailering it back home on a car hauler trailer with deck mounted D rings.

I have a stack of 3" ratchet straps and a set of axle straps. to secure the Talon.

Where do experienced owners attach tie-down hooks or axle straps on a Talon? I don't want to bend axles or suspension arms.
 

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It comes with small front bumper that works good for tie down, The rear has a strong frame section in the center where both rear suspensions attach.
If you are going to Abernathy's, they will be out there tying it down for you.
 

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It comes with small front bumper that works good for tie down, The rear has a strong frame section in the center where both rear suspensions attach.
If you are going to Abernathy's, they will be out there tying it down for you.

Thanks. That's helpful information. I recall the small front bumper seen in photos now that you mentioned it.
 

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I wrap around the vertical tubes of the frame in the front and the triangular gusset in the rear. The stock bumper is sheet-metal on the bottom. Much better to connect to the frame it-self.

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Long term you may look at Wheel Bonnets with wheel chalks. Nothing bounces or moves so straps stay tight and shocks aren't tensioned on long hauls. I haul inside enclosed and you only get to see whats happening s=when stop.
Mac's are probably the best, but above most peoples budget. A couple sets of these are reasonable as long as tires are not too big. Northern Tool & Harbor Freight (Chineese store) both sell wheel bonnets too.

 

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I wrap around the vertical tubes of the frame in the front and the triangular gusset in the rear. The stock bumper is sheet-metal on the bottom. Much better to connect to the frame it-self.

Good luck
My grandson loaded the Talon on my car trailer yesterday and tied it down while I was paying for it and signing paperwork. He used the method you suggested. He's owned 4wheelers and SxSs for years and has had a lot of experience trailering them.
 

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Long term you may look at Wheel Bonnets with wheel chalks. Nothing bounces or moves so straps stay tight and shocks aren't tensioned on long hauls. I haul inside enclosed and you only get to see whats happening s=when stop.
Mac's are probably the best, but above most peoples budget. A couple sets of these are reasonable as long as tires are not too big. Northern Tool & Harbor Freight (Chineese store) both sell wheel bonnets too.

I like the Wheel Bonnets you suggested. I'll order a set of four from the Communist tool store today.
 

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I'm sure the bonnets will work fine for something as light as a SXS. We have always sucked the chassis down by the frame on anything larger. When you have long suspension vehicles that weight more than the trailer, it's never a good idea to let them bounce on their own. They can develop a harmonic that can lead to disaster.
 

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I'm sure the bonnets will work fine for something as light as a SXS. We have always sucked the chassis down by the frame on anything larger. When you have long suspension vehicles that weight more than the trailer, it's never a good idea to let them bounce on their own. They can develop a harmonic that can lead to disaster.
I agree 100% I towed jeeps and with no sway bars you always load suspension. Id hate to see a 4500lb jeep flopping all over because it was easier to tie the tires. Most people dont understand the concept.
 

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you can always add frame pull downs to stop sway, just have seen a lot of vehicles with the straps come lose and dragging along behind the trailer. Can't do too many tie downs. if really concerned go to chains like they do when strapping down tractors
 

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as with any tie down, it is only as good as the support under it. Plates with bolt holes or even straps that cross under braces. Obviously if you just tie to a board and board is not substancially tied down, not a good deal. Do your home work rather than having bad day at the beach.
 

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Long term you may look at Wheel Bonnets with wheel chalks. Nothing bounces or moves so straps stay tight and shocks aren't tensioned on long hauls. I haul inside enclosed and you only get to see whats happening s=when stop.
Mac's are probably the best, but above most peoples budget. A couple sets of these are reasonable as long as tires are not too big. Northern Tool & Harbor Freight (Chineese store) both sell wheel bonnets too.

I use E Track and simply use a 2" wide ratchet attached in front and back of the tire, looped over the top of the tire and ratcheted down. I usually ratchet down 2 wheels on a short run and all four for long hauling. No movement, allows the suspension to be free, work independently, while being easy and quick to hook up, while being very safe as well. I always put the Talon in park and also have a Hillbilly brake that I sometimes engage for the added safety and peace of mind (not at all necessary, but it is there to use).
 

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personally, I run my straps thru the wheels rather than over. If you run thru them you can pull it tight and get zero movement. Pull it opposite directions. I never tie to the chassis. I want the suspension to be free to move. If the car is strapped by the chassis, you have much opportunity for the straps to come loose.
 
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