Topic: Trailer tie-down straps?
What does everyone prefer for attaching the car to the trailer? I've used the really long ratchet straps over the suspension, but, have known people that had that damage their suspension. This past time, we looped straps over the front engine cradle and rear suspension beam, and, the front suspension cradle severed one strap, and wedged the other one between the cradle pieces (probably not helped by the fact that we had just swapped the whole front subframe into the car).
SO. What does everyone use? I'm leaning towards the ones that strap over the wheels and sort of hug the tires down - is there a certain kind that seems to work better than others? I've also seen cars where you just strap through all 4 wheels at each corner, which would be convenient and easy, but seems like it doesn't actually secure the car to the trailer that well. Thoughts?
1996 Buick Century - we upgraded our crappy GM sedan with parts from a crappy GM minivan.
"It's got a van motor, a 220 cubic inch plant, it's got van tires, van suspension, van shocks. It's a model with the catalytic converters ripped out so
it'll run good on regular gas. What do you say, is it a racecar or what?" - Blues Brothers, Probably