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Old 04-28-2013, 10:28 PM   #35
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Interesting. I too would like to see what the bumper looks like without the rack on.
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Old 04-28-2013, 10:42 PM   #36
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It's your car go for it.
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Old 04-28-2013, 10:45 PM   #37
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I see no problem with that at all. It's a car. Use it!
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Old 04-28-2013, 10:53 PM   #38
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Can you show a pic of the reciever hitch from the back. I have seen a few guys tow a small trailer with four racing wheels and tires to the track which looked very practical to me.

Which Thule hitch mounted bike rack do you recommend? (for my suburban)
Added a photo to the OP. I got an Apex 4 Bike. I got it for 25% off at REI. They have a Thule sale several times a year.

http://www.rei.com/product/831927/th...ike-hitch-rack
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Old 04-28-2013, 11:00 PM   #39
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Go for it think it is a neat ideal. You not putting to much weight on the car rear axles.
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Old 04-28-2013, 11:01 PM   #40
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Old 04-28-2013, 11:07 PM   #41
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Hey OP, that looks awesome. I actually admire people using their cars for multiple uses.

I gotta ask, what trailer hitch do you have? I see all the links for the bike rack but noen for the hitch unless I missed it. How much was it, how hard to install? Can you use it with an actual trailer?

Sorry for the 21 questions... haha
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Old 04-28-2013, 11:22 PM   #42
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here are some good links to others that have done it and where to get them:

http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showth...257#post745257

alternative hitch:

http://www.etrailer.com/Trailer-Hitc...eid=2010301961

man that little search button works wonders
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Old 04-28-2013, 11:26 PM   #43
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here are some good links to others that have done it and where to get them:

http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showth...257#post745257

alternative hitch:

http://www.etrailer.com/Trailer-Hitc...eid=2010301961

man that little search button works wonders
Google works a lot better than this forum's search function, just type "Site:Camaro5.com" "Space" then type your search. Its great!

That aside, I was wanting to know what exactly the OP had on his particular car, and what his experience had been.

Thanks for those links though, I'll check them out too.
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Old 04-28-2013, 11:31 PM   #44
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Hey OP, that looks awesome. I actually admire people using their cars for multiple uses.

I gotta ask, what trailer hitch do you have? I see all the links for the bike rack but noen for the hitch unless I missed it. How much was it, how hard to install? Can you use it with an actual trailer?

Sorry for the 21 questions... haha
I added the hitch info to the OP. You can see the specs.
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Old 04-28-2013, 11:33 PM   #45
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Or you can just put the bike in the car
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Old 04-28-2013, 11:41 PM   #46
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Google works a lot better than this forum's search function, just type "Site:Camaro5.com" "Space" then type your search. Its great!

That aside, I was wanting to know what exactly the OP had on his particular car, and what his experience had been.

Thanks for those links though, I'll check them out too.
Thanks for the tip
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Old 04-28-2013, 11:43 PM   #47
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I added the hitch info to the OP. You can see the specs.
I'm probably going to do this myself since I plan on tracking my car and it will be a way to transport tire & wheels and extra tools. Phuc everybody else if they don't approve.
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Old 04-29-2013, 03:34 AM   #48
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IMO... Do what you want, it's your car. I personally don't care for the receiver. Mine was already installed before I purchased my Camaro. I hit a shredded tire on the interstate a couple of months back. I plan on uninstalling it when I replace the bumper. BTW, it is installed pretty well for those of you who are thinking about installing one. Very tough!
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Old 04-29-2013, 06:28 PM   #49
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perfect way to carry a bike (or bikes)...jeez the bikes don't touch the car..
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Old 04-29-2013, 08:42 PM   #50
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perfect way to carry a bike (or bikes)...jeez the bikes don't touch the car..
Yep. The hitch and rack keep the bikes extremely stable, and far away from the bumper. The rack has three anti-sway cradles per bike and also came with a quick adjusting strap for extra stability. It locks with a key to the hitch and has a cable that pulls out of the rack to lock the bikes to the rack with the same key.
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Old 04-29-2013, 08:51 PM   #51
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You have got to be kidding me. I respect most people's decisions, but that is idiotic. Sorry!
It's a tremendous idea for a dual purpose street/track, street/autocross, or street/drag car that maintains separate-for-competition-only wheels and tires, plus the jack, etc.

Whether tire trailer ever sees double duty as a hauler of bathroom fixtures, cabinets, drywall, bags of home improvement stuff, etc., is at the car owner's option. But it's a neat way of not having to buy a truck or SUV that you might never drive otherwise.


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