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Old 06-29-2013, 10:12 AM
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Mein Auto: E46-E92 M3s,997TT,997C4S
Pics - E91 Installed Curt Hitch (C11771)

Finally got around to it and installed the Curt Hitch (C11771) on my wife's E91XiT.
http://www.etrailer.com/Trailer-Hitch/Curt/C11771.html. I believe there are other applications of the E90 series that Curt offers.

We have an OEM roof rack for Thule box on her wagon and we needed a location for 2 bikes so the hitch was the way to go for a secured transport. I had plans to get http://www.seasucker.com for both of my Porsches Turbo and 4S but after reading a couple of threads, they did not recommend it. So we decided to put a hitch on my wife's wagon. Why the Porsches? Well I didn't want to rely on my wife's wagon every time I wanted to carry my bikes and I switch between the two as daily drivers. Oh well, this should be fine. :-) It will encourage us to ride together more often. The new 991 has better accessories for roof rack's so I might explore that when the time comes (sssshhh don't tell the wife)

The installation steps wasn't too bad BUT make sure you have the proper tools (via instructions that came along with it). The biggest PAIN and what took nearly an hour is unbolting and bolting the screws from the bumper. There is absolutely no room so you need a proper wrench set that are a couple sizes bigger and smaller than 5/8's.
I put the car up on a slight incline driveway so I can get underneath the car a little easier. If you can, have the car lifted for easier access. Otherwise, get ready for some ground lovin'

Overall the Curt hitch is PERFECT - strong, practical and nearly invisible.
Highly recommend it!
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Last edited by mark_12345; 07-04-2013 at 09:33 PM.
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