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WTB E36 Hitch or a BMW with a hitch.

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As the title states, I am looking to buy a hitch for my E36, and or a BMW that already has a hitch installed. I would prefer a 2" receiver if at all possible.

 

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6 hours ago, snap said:

 

WOW. Thats surprisingly cheap, but I dont think it will be strong enough. 

 

Also its only a 1.25" and not a 2" 

 

I think I might need to buy one for a truck and make some modifications.

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if you want 2", its going to have to be custom.

the stock BMW 'horsecock' hitch has no receiver.
any aftermarket Curt or equiv. is going to be 1.25" or just a draw bar.

welding on a universal 2" receiver will be child's play for you, though.

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You would probably be best to make something custom, those only sandwich through the spare tire well floor.  My thought would be to sandwich the floor and also support it from the bumper mounts to add some tongue weight capacity.

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On 5/15/2018 at 4:59 PM, straight6pwr said:

if you want 2", its going to have to be custom.

the stock BMW 'horsecock' hitch has no receiver.
any aftermarket Curt or equiv. is going to be 1.25" or just a draw bar.

welding on a universal 2" receiver will be child's play for you, though.

 

On 5/16/2018 at 7:15 AM, jc43089 said:

You would probably be best to make something custom, those only sandwich through the spare tire well floor.  My thought would be to sandwich the floor and also support it from the bumper mounts to add some tongue weight capacity.

 

Thanks guys, now I know. I was looking into van receivers as I think the width is the same at the bumper mounts. I could cut the chassis and slide the ends into teh frame, then weld the plates and run bolts through the arms and frame rails. I dont plan on pulling too much weight, but I also dont want it to fail.

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A class 2 or 3 hitch bolted to your frame should support/pull more weight than what an e36 is safely rated for. I wonder if you can find one the same width as the e36 frame rails and just drill some holes vertically through the frame? Since you probably don't care where the receiver protrudes through the bumper I'd guess that's the easiest way. 

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22 hours ago, straight6pwr said:

A class 2 or 3 hitch bolted to your frame should support/pull more weight than what an e36 is safely rated for. I wonder if you can find one the same width as the e36 frame rails and just drill some holes vertically through the frame? Since you probably don't care where the receiver protrudes through the bumper I'd guess that's the easiest way. 

 

Thats the plan!!

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