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Old Fri, Apr-16-2010, 07:25:19 PM   #31
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M3 is the SUV of sports cars.
Totally. Mine's loaded up right now for an event. When I get all my equipment together, it never looks like it will fit, and it always does with room to spare.
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i should be getting my tire trailer mid- next week from my fabricator.
it's a modified HF trailer with tire rack and toolbox, hooked up to DocWyte's old hitch system. pics to follow.
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delirium45- do you have any pics to share yet? I'm curious to see how it turned out. Thanks.
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Probably doesn't look any different than what I had. He's using my old hitch and the HF trailers all kinda look the same. I posted pics of my trailer. Still have it, using it with my Porsche now...
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I'm loving those roof racks but I think I would be kinda be worried about theft (when parked at a hotel overnight before the track event).
Cable lock through the wheels...Never an issue.
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Cable lock through the wheels...Never an issue.
I think I'd just do like mpegripper and take them with me in the room ahah.

THEHOUNDER, all I need to replicate your setup is an OEM roof rack and the yakima bin? I'm completely clueless when it comes to roof racks; I'm assuming either the roof rack or the bin comes with the necessary hardware to attach both together? Then just get some straps to tie down the wheels in the bin and you're good to go?

TIA

I'm seriously considering this, getting tired of fitting all 4 wheels in the back through the trunk.
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I couldn't imagine carrying 4 wheels/tires on the roof of the car. Just seems so ghetto to me as well as a huge PITA lifting a 50lb+ wheel/tire combo on and off the roof of the car.

I was very pleased with my tow hitch, worked great and I was able to keep all the tools etc in the tire trailer too.
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I couldn't imagine carrying 4 wheels/tires on the roof of the car. Just seems so ghetto to me as well as a huge PITA lifting a 50lb+ wheel/tire combo on and off the roof of the car.

I was very pleased with my tow hitch, worked great and I was able to keep all the tools etc in the tire trailer too.
docwyte-

Not sure if you ever saw this below question I posted to you in another thread. Can you please let me know your thoughts?

Also, Mike Miller from the Roundel Magazine told me that the electronics to run the trailer lights might turn into a huge problem since the US e46 M3 wasn't built for a trailer. Any thoughts? Thanks.

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The euro hitch will work, but you need to get the "normal" aluminum bumper beam and remove the diffuser when you're using the hitch.

Hey docwyte-

I found the "euro hitch" here: http://eurohitch.es/index.php?main_p...products_id=29

When you say ""normal" aluminum bumper beam" are you referring to part number 51128195324, which is the e46 330i rear bumper carrier? see: http://www.realoem.com/bmw/showparts...06&hg=51&fg=15

If so, are you sure that the e46 M3 rear bumper trim panel (http://www.realoem.com/bmw/showparts...83&hg=51&fg=15) will correctly re-attach to the e46 330i bumper carrier?

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Your realoem links aren't working. You can use the euro westphalia hitch, make sure you get the coupe one and the one with the removable ball. You need to switch to the 330 aluminum bumper beam and it needs to be cut to fit the hitch.

The stock M3 bumper won't have any issues fitting over that bumper beam, it's the same as the M3 kevlar one with the exception of being aluminum.

You need to remove the diffuser to run the ball on the hitch.

Not sure about the rear tail lights, my old car was an '02 with the old style bulb tail lights and I had no issues with wiring. I used a standard hitch wiring harness. Not sure if it's the same with the later LED style tail lights.
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Thanks for the reply. I fixed the links.

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You need to switch to the 330 aluminum bumper beam and it needs to be cut to fit the hitch.

The stock M3 bumper won't have any issues fitting over that bumper beam, it's the same as the M3 kevlar one with the exception of being aluminum.
I'm confused when you say "it's the same as the M3 kevlar one with the exception of being aluminum". It seems the M3 bumper beam has a completely different design than the 330i bumper beam because the M3 bumper beam is designed to house a foam pad if you look at the realoem diagrams. Whereas the 330i bumper beam is designed for use with a shock absorber, not a foam pad, if you look at the realoem diagrams.

Am I missing something?
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I think I'd just do like mpegripper and take them with me in the room ahah.

THEHOUNDER, all I need to replicate your setup is an OEM roof rack and the yakima bin? I'm completely clueless when it comes to roof racks; I'm assuming either the roof rack or the bin comes with the necessary hardware to attach both together? Then just get some straps to tie down the wheels in the bin and you're good to go?

TIA

I'm seriously considering this, getting tired of fitting all 4 wheels in the back through the trunk.
You will also need to purchase some 1 inch square metal bars/tubes and some bolts and create wheel stops so that wheels won't roll backward or forwards.
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