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Old 03-31-2006, 12:05 AM
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Default Trailer hitch for a 951?

Well, I can't fit my race wheels and tires in the back hatch of the 951. That leaves me with the option of putting them on before the event and driving down on them, or getting a tire trailer.

So, does Da'Lan or someone make a removable trailer hitch for the 951?
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Old 03-31-2006, 02:14 AM
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Yes they do. I have this one. The one with the removable receiver(The middle one). Wow over 200 bucks. I paid 37.00 on Ebay.

I just put it on and I'm the process of building a tire trailer. We'll see how things go this summer.

Maybe someone has one sitting in their garage. Good luck.
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Good find Donald. Here it is for $192 on ebay.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eB...tem=8046645729

They also have some slick tire mounts that aren't even trailers. Kindof a tire mount version of a bike rack. I can't remember what they're called though.
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I got my mount on ebay, all $15 worth. Simple and straight forward, but doesn't have a removable receiver. Total weight is 4.5lb.

It only has maximum 100lb tongue weight, and 1000lb rated pull, but how much stuff do you want to trailer behind a Porsche?
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i like that, very nice
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Vaino, that's pretty much the setup I'm looking for, but I would prefer to be able to remove the ball hitch. Where'd you get the trailer?
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[QUOTE=Vaino]I got my mount on ebay, all $15 worth. Simple and straight forward, but doesn't have a removable receiver. Total weight is 4.5lb.


It only has maximum 100lb tongue weight, and 1000lb rated pull, but how much stuff do you want to trailer behind a Porsche?


951s at least can tow 3300 pounds with trailer brakes, 165 on the tongue. The hitch setup I have is for 944 N/As. Theres a version for the Turbo that hangs lower to clear the rear spoiler. This bad boy was $1200USD original price I might either modify this one or build my own based on this. The receiver setup is goofy and one off, so I cant use a bike rack that goes into the standard square receiver. And since theres no way im stuffing my dirty mountain bike into a nice clean interior.... That and theres the canoe in the garage, and lots of road accessible lakes in BC, not to mention some of the best mountain bike trails around Actually I just want to be able to go up the twisty Sea to Sky Highway, bike and Whistler, and drive down. Canoing I have to see about.











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Originally Posted by docwyte
(Snip) Where'd you get the trailer?
That's a Harbor Freight trailer. Comes in a kit, without the box. Sold mine recently for $200 with a box and spare tire. Check local autocross web sites you can occasionaly find them for sale there, or when Harbor freight has them on sale they're about $149 plus $40 for a plastic box and 4-6 hours assembly time.
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What would I not do to find a tow bar like that to fit to my 1980 Porsche 924, if ever you want to sell it please msg me

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I have a 944 and 968 tow hitches available for sale.
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Originally Posted by docwyte View Post
Well, I can't fit my race wheels and tires in the back hatch of the 951. That leaves me with the option of putting them on before the event and driving down on them, or getting a tire trailer.

So, does Da'Lan or someone make a removable trailer hitch for the 951?
Are you sure you're doing it right? My race wheels/tires as well as full-size floor jack and cooler fit in my 944 just fine. There are recent pictures in this forum showing how to get everything to fit.

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Just noticed that this thread was from 2006 and resurrected today, 12 years later. LOL.

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For anybody looking to just buy a unit, Rock Auto supposedly carries one:

www.rockauto.com/en/catalog/porsche,1990,944,3.0l+l4,1263721,accessories,trailer+hitch,1212
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And if anyone is looking for a tire trailer that appears to be much nicer than any Harbor Freight homemade project, these look very nice (although I have not seen any in person yet): http://www.leroyengineering.com/leroy_tire_trailer.php
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