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Old Wed, May-09-2012, 07:36:34 PM   #1
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Default Hauling track tires TO DE's

I am sure this has been discussed, but I can't find the right thread.

Basically my car is slowly going to be more of a track car, but I don't want to trailer it.

At this time I throw my track tires in the rear of the car and bring them with.
I'd like to throw seats and a half cage in next.

Can I possibly stil fit my tires? Any other thoughts for hauling them? I.e. Bike rack, trailer hitch etc.

Thanks for any an all.
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It's a bit of a struggle to fit 4 wheels with tires in an OEM front seat setup but it's doable. It's nearly impossible if you have non-reclining/fixed back seats to fit even just 2 wheels with tires when I did it with Recaro PPs. I don't think it's going to fit 4 wheels with tires in a track car with roll cage and fixed back seats but somebody here who has done that may post in your thread.

I'm sure others will chime in with trailer hitch ideas and roof racks.
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How far are you driving and what kind of tires are your track tires? Unless we are talking purple crack or a slick then I would just drive to the track on your track tires and maybe bring a couple spares in the car with you.
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Wealth of information here in these two threads...

http://www.m3forum.net/m3forum/showt...ight=roof+rack


http://www.m3forum.net/m3forum/showt...ight=roof+rack
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try one of these set-ups or build your own starting with HF trailer (get the one with 12" wheels)
http://forums.bimmerforums.com/forum....php?t=1800370
http://forums.bimmerforums.com/forum....php?t=1832973
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Old Wed, May-09-2012, 11:33:42 PM   #6
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There's no need to put a roof rack or haul a small trailer with your M3. If you plan on getting an Autopower or Kirk Roll Bar and remove the back seats, you can fit all 4 wheels inside your car.

I have fixed back seats and an Autopower roll bar, and I carry 4 wheels with R-comps, 2 jacks, a pretty decent sized bin with tools, numbers, gloves, shoes, etc., a small ice cooler, a fold up chair, and my helmet bag in my car, and I can take a passenger with me as well.

When you have fixed back seats and roll bar (if rear seats are removed), I put 2 wheels through the trunk opening into where the back seats are. Then, I stack two on top of each other in the trunk area. I removed the carpet from the trunk, as well as the black board underneath it, and I removed the tire inflator system as well as the foam around it. you can fit a wheel in that area, and stack another one on top and still close the trunk.
My wheels are 18 x 9.5 with 275/35-18 R-comps FYI.

This car can carry almost as much gear as an SUV!
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How far are you driving and what kind of tires are your track tires? Unless we are talking purple crack or a slick then I would just drive to the track on your track tires and maybe bring a couple spares in the car with you.
At the moment Pilot Sport Cup 265's, but might try Ra1 275. usually drive is ~ 1 hour, but have talked about going to other tracks in the 7 to 8 hour range.
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Or you can leave your dirty tires and all your tools on a nice tire trailer and tow it behind the car.

Search for my posts on a tow hitch...
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If a guy put on a left side exhaust like the BW one would it make it easier to put a hitch on?
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Old Wed, May-16-2012, 01:13:47 AM   #10
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i bring 4 tires w/me to the trailer. i have a kirk roll bar in my car. tires are 275/35/18 hoosiers on 18x10 apex wheels.

here is how i load up my car

1. i push one tire into the back seat area and use the harness part of my roll bar and the rear shelf to hold a tire.
2. slide one tire under that and move it all the way to the driver side rear seat area.
3. slide another tire to the left side - not all of it goes into the back seat area, but enough for one more tire. - rest the tire thats on the harness bar and rear shelf onto the wheel
4. slide the final tire into the trunk and shift it all the way to the left.
5. i can fit a tool box into the front seat area, torque wrench into the back seat, a bag of brake pads, electronics cleaner, brake kleen, and some other nonsense. also luggage for hotels etc.etc.

you should be good to go.
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