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Old 09-28-2012, 02:32 PM
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If you meant the photo that Ken posted - that is the factory hitch. No welding, it just bolts to the mounting points for the bumper shocks and additional points. If I built one, it would bolt on pretty much the same way, but would have a US-standard hitch receiver rather than the flat plate just behind the license plate. Much like Gary's - but I wouldn't hook to the aluminum bar for anything heavier than what Gary is doing.
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Old 09-28-2012, 08:24 PM
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When one shows up, lets do an auction for it. I'd like one too.
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Old 10-24-2012, 07:09 PM
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I'll bet there is a market for at least 100. I'd buy one with a 2" hitch receiver. I want to carry less than 200 pounds (total) of bike carrier and bicycles.
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Old 10-24-2012, 07:36 PM
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I'd buy one for a tire trailer. But then I'd have to find a suitable tire trailer. Hmm.
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Old 10-24-2012, 11:30 PM
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Got the tire-and-tools trailer, Rob. Yours whenever you need it. Problem for most of us urbanites is how to store the trailer between uses.
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Old 10-24-2012, 11:37 PM
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Brainstorming hitch options...

The tow-eye in the rear bumper is strong enough to pull the car. A hitch adapter that used those threads in the aluminum bumper beam might be cool for light duty stuff like the tire and tool trailer. Threaded pin to fit the bumper, a lock nut or lock plate of some kind to keep it from loosening in use would be needed. Box receiver on the aft end for standard attachments.
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Old 10-25-2012, 02:50 AM
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my thoughts as a "racer"....IF you have the rear bumper internals in place....you could easily modify it to a trailer.....remember 928's are rated to pull 1500lbs without trailer brakes and 3500lbs with it....

while I wouldn't pull 3500lbs from a custom tow eye hitch....1500lbs would be easy....a 500lbs single axle trailer with only tires-tools is super easy...

I see TONS of "sports cars" at the track pulling little trailers....Miatas through Corvettes....
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Old 10-25-2012, 02:58 AM
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For only EUR 3343.00, you can get a whole shark with the trailer hitch already installed...

http://www.ebay.de/itm/Porsche-928-S...#ht_500wt_1156
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Old 10-25-2012, 03:11 AM
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Exactly like that.
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Old 10-25-2012, 04:27 AM
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Nick in Oz is also selling his car with a hitch , i asked for the hitch without the car but .....well he wants to sell the car!
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Old 10-25-2012, 06:19 AM
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Originally Posted by Jim M. View Post
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Am I the only one who thinks this is a very weird place to mount a hitch? A part that's designed to move, to "give" when hit by forces, and made of deformable aluminum?
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Old 10-25-2012, 07:44 AM
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Roger, the 87S4 I bought last year came with a factory hitch. The documentation I have from the PO even has the specs from Germany. I'll scan and post later today. I'll take bids on my hitch! I don't think I'll ever tow anything with my baby. What do they go for? I could use a cash infusion (intake & TB/WP) on the horizon
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Old 10-25-2012, 11:32 AM
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Nicole,

You are absolutely correct about the "designed to move/bend when hit". However, I have been using that exact hitch - got the plans from Randy Faunce - for 7 years to pull a 4' X 4' trailer with 12" tires that weighs about 450 lbs including 4 Porsche wheels/tires and a tool box full of "stuff" to and from tracks. Furthest track has been ~850 miles each way, closest one is 250 miles each way. Most trips are through parts of the Allegheny mtns. NOT AN ISSUE ever. I did, however, use a much longer steel plate (~18") and 6 bolts that attach it to the bottom of the aluminum channel.

I have the tow eye installed, and a safety chain attached to each side of the trailer in front, as well as the electrical hookup for the turn signals and brake lights.

Rob/Bob, the trailer is one sold by Harbor Freight. They also sell one - or at least used to - that is 8' X 4', and folds in the center, allowing it to be stored easily. Another 928 track guy - Physics professor at a big 10 school - had one of these for his track stuff and his kids bicycles for several years.

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Old 10-25-2012, 11:57 AM
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A reader on this forum named Joe sent me a request for the plans for this tow hitch. I CAN NOT respond to the address that was supplied. Joe - please send me a Private Message.

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