Justjim75
Justjim75 SuperDork
5/9/22 6:37 p.m.

I have a new to me 2001 330ci 5 speed and need a hitch for my rack or utility trailer.  I can pick up along the route from Montgomery Alabama to Peoria Illinois. 

TIA

Jim

AWSX1686 (Forum Supporter)
AWSX1686 (Forum Supporter) GRM+ Memberand UltraDork
5/10/22 8:25 a.m.

Not sure how much you've looked into them, but most that I've seen for the e46 just bolt through the trunk pan in the spare tire well, and aren't rated for much. (Versus say a Miata hitch actually bolts between reinforced points, etc. and are still only rated for 200lb tongue, 2k total.)

Justjim75
Justjim75 SuperDork
5/10/22 2:23 p.m.

In reply to AWSX1686 (Forum Supporter) :

Thanks for the info.  I mostly want a way to attach a hitch rack for toad trips as I work on the road for sometimes months at a time and have tools and test equipment.  I may make my own if that's how it works.  I have a 6.0 AWD Yukon Denali for real towing 

Justjim75
Justjim75 SuperDork
5/10/22 2:25 p.m.

Maybe I can just weld or bolt a plate to the bottom of the spare well with a piece of 2.25x2.25 welded to it

AWSX1686 (Forum Supporter)
AWSX1686 (Forum Supporter) GRM+ Memberand UltraDork
5/11/22 8:15 a.m.

In reply to Justjim75 :

If you have any fab skills at all, you can probably figure out something stronger than what's available. Good luck!

Justjim75
Justjim75 SuperDork
5/12/22 1:24 a.m.

I'm really good at "HELL FOR STOUT"

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