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Old 04-14-2019, 09:59 PM
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Originally Posted by snik View Post
Does that thing work?

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It works just like my threaded hole and bolt works : by clamping the inner tow bar to the side of the outer receiver.
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Old 04-15-2019, 09:14 AM
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Originally Posted by bfeng View Post
I have a couple ball holders and they all rattled a bit in the OE hitch. I wrapped the front and rear with one layer of 1” wide friction tape (a bit like racers tsps). The fit is just tight enough that I have to push and wiggle a little to get the holder into the receiver. No more rattling and creaking. The 1-layer lasts for 3-4 trips and then starts to get loose. I just perk it off and put a new piece on tape one and all’s well. Removing the bell mount takes a bit of jiggling and tugging. If the OE receiver had allowed use of one of those $15 U-bolt thingies, that would’ve been better.
U use one of the U bolt things. Works fine!

As ar as my rattle, it comes from the actual trailer tongue itself. I'm really probably going to get it welded solid, as the holes have just ovaled out on the adjustable height tongue attachment.

Also, noteworthy- The past 3 weekends I've towed my drift car, full load this weekend was probably around 5800 lbs. Car handled great, with the exception of the very reduced braking capability. Trailer brakes still work great, but I'm leaving a lot of space in front of me for room to stop. I blew a wheel bearing this morning, the towing must have stressed it over the edge. Having a new one put in on Wednesday.
'10 X5 35d- 217k mi, deleted and DUDMD stage 2, daily and tow vehicle
'01 330i- Drift car: SLR Super angle, BC coils- keep it simple
'07 335i 6mt - Sold @ 171k miles- stage 2 daily commuter for 2 years

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