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F07 Gran Turismo (2010 - Current)
The 5 Series Gran Turismo -- now available in the USA as a 535i, 550i and 550i xDrive model.

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Old 04-24-2012, 06:29 PM
kristinwagon kristinwagon is offline
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535xi Wagon 2010 - M trim package need a hitch

finding that with the M trim package getting a hitch for a bike rack requires cutting thru the air dam - this is an obscure question - anyone with suggestions on a hitch that may work?
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Old 04-24-2012, 07:15 PM
jadnashuanh jadnashuanh is offline
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I just ordered an Invisihitch from www.execuhitch.com. You'd still have to cut, but maybe not as much as with a conventional design. If you call, tell Daryl I sent you. More expensive than some, but the working part can be taken out when not needed, so nothing sticks out.

Won't have mine installed for a bit...it's still in transit here, then deciding if I'll try myself or have it done.
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Old 04-24-2012, 07:35 PM
kristinwagon kristinwagon is offline
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thx for reply, I did see a comment about them in a different post and sent an email earlier. My suspicion will be some cutting. Don't suppose you have any pics of what it will look like cut?
I think I'm okay with that option, just don't want it to look crappy (or cost an additional 2,000).
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Old 04-24-2012, 09:45 PM
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On a standard vehicle, unless you're laying on the ground, you can't tell it's there unless the actual ball or receiver is inserted. Don't know the exact layout of the M air dam, so have no idea. If you haven't checked it out, view the video on their site...you'll get an idea how it works, and where you may need to cut to make it work.
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