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Old 09-24-2003, 06:51 PM
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Trailer hitch-500E!

I'm considering using my 500E to pull a race trailer (track car)-I'd like to consider an OE piece, so can anyone come up with a Part Number? Any other mods I should consider beyond the usual suspects (oil & trans fluid coolers)?

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Old 09-24-2003, 09:37 PM
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Try this website. and search under 500E.

I tried to find one for my E320 wagon to use for a bike rack and Dalan was the only manufacturer who had it (Class I only). Hidden Hitch has one but only for the E320 sedan (Class II).

Dalan specializes in hithes for imports.

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Old 09-25-2003, 01:50 PM
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Interesting question.

Seems you would need a class3 hitch for that, which is not available, as far as I can tell.

What does this setup weigh? Must be north of 3500lbs.

Could have something fabricated, I suppose.
Not sure what the body structure can handle using available mount points. Perhaps some clever welding could spread the load.

I doubt the rear suspension is up to the tongue weight without mods.

Somewhat beyond the tow rating, but I do not know the 'weakest link'. I would guess that the driveline itself is up to the task, with proper cooling. Trailer like that should certainly have its own brakes.

Happy trails.

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