Hidden Tow hitch in a 2g? show me yours please

Posted by DSMnOOb00, Jun 20, 2011
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  1. DSMnOOb00

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    I'm looking to install a tow hitch in my GSX, I need a way to carry two bikes without having to install a roofrack, altho I might end up getting a roofrack to carry other things.


    I was just wondering if anyone has any experience with tow hitches

    thanks
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  2. Gysgt Guy

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    I very well may be wrong. But I don't think anyone on tuners has a bike rack :/
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    i know our cars break sometimes but you dont need to carry a bike with you everywhere you go!!!! LOL
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    Do they even make roof racks for our cars?
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  5. my dreamt dsm

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    Theres one or two members on here with racks. As long as there's purpose it's all good.
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    LOL!!
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    I hate to sound like jusmx141 but search button and google are your friend. A quick google will net you several threads on HERE that are nothing but trailer hitches.
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  8. JusMX141

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    Why you gotta make me out to be a bad guy? :p
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  9. DSMnOOb00

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    LOL LOL LOL

    nice!

    Ask a simple question, get a simple insult...

    something like this

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  10. knochgoon24

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    thought bike racks only went on civics with their weird fads :p jk
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    You forgot the vw jetta's haha
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    These are pretty cheap: ~$140 shipped

    1995-1999 MITSUBISHI ECLIPSE TRAILER HITCH 11193 | eBay
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    I'll probably be getting a hitch later this summer so I can tow a 4'x6' trailer with my motorcycle on it if need be.

    It's adding weight, but at least it's behind the rear wheels. Might actually help the autox times. LOL
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  16. gusu

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    EVERY biker I know who is into cars owns a Jetta so it makes sense for them to have a bike rack. Most of them take long trips to go to different skate parks at least once a week.

    But I'd have to agree most Civic owners are just wannabes.
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  17. FearlessNick

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    I dont think anyone should put a tow hitch on a DSM. Just weighs it down more. But like I read, if it had a great purpose. Then go for it.
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    you mean pretty much all VW's. it seems like everyone has one,


    trailer hitch is added weight...my opinion i wouldn't
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    and STi's

    why so much roof rack hate?

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  20. Gysgt Guy

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    It's not hating per say...but sti's DSM's etc. are performance cars.

    To quote it best, my dads NSX actually has a door jam sticker that says "do not tow with this vehicle"
    Sure it would be capable, but it's not made for it!
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    come on! call mitsubishi and ask them if its recommended to install aftermaket parts or "tune" the cars... I'm sure they will say its not

    I say do it till it breaks! or gets real close
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  22. FearlessNick

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    Hahahaha, that made me laugh...
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    I would never use a hitch that didn't attach to the frame rails. The thought of trying to pull 2000 lbs with that hitch scares me.

    LOL We do ALOT of things with these cars that they weren't made to do. But that doesn't mean we shouldn't or that it's a bad idea.

    And not everybody is concerned with adding 40 lbs. or weight to their DSM. They're not all race cars...


    And an FYI: The 2GB rear bumper cover hides almost all of the DrawTite hitch from view. Only the lowest point (receiver portion) is visible. The other bumper covers will expose more of the hitch overall.
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  24. TexasTurbo

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    Does anyone have any pictures of this for a 1g (hidden tow hitch)?
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    Red from dsmtalk does

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