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Hey Gang,

I want to tow my ST behind my motorhome, 4 wheels down with a Blue Ox tow bar and baseplate. They make a base plate for the ST but I'm wondering if I put in a aftermarket FMIC will the baseplate still fit, has anybody done this?

I see that most people remove the shutters when they upgrade the IC, when installing the baseplate the instructions say you have to trim a couple of the shutters so I figure I'll just remove them.

I see that a lot of the FMIC's are 3.5" thick, how thick are the stock FMIC's? Do they stick out past the shutters?

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I'm interested in what you find out about this. If I set mine up to be a toad, I would upgrade the FMIC at the same time. Obviously, fitment is a concern. Let us know via this thread how it turns out if you decide to upgrade.
 
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Don't do it! If you really want to tow your ST, get a dolly that holds the front wheels up. Dinghy towing I guess is what it's called.

Edit: I don't know what it is about the ST, but it's possible that it can be flat towed short distances, but you would have to stop every few hours to start up the ST and let it run so it lubricates everything. Everywhere I have read says focus manual transmissions can be flat towed excluding Electric, ST and RS. It's one of those cases where I'd rather be safe than sorry and a Dinghy tow setup doesn't look much more difficult to do.
 
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Thanks guys, I'm going to do some more research on this, I read in the manual that they can be flat towed and that the auto trans were the one's you could only tow short distances (scratching head) I will look into this and get back to you. Thanks for the heads up Bryman.

I have a good tow dolly but man it's a PITA to put (the car) on and take off and was hoping to go 4 wheels down as they say.

Yes if I go this route I will do the FMIC at the same time.
 

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Flat towing does have risks to the drivetrain in all settings and I wouldn't recommend it. It's harder wear on your car than driving it.
 
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