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      11-30-2008, 08:45 PM   #1
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For those with dedicated track wheels/tires

how do you get them to the track? Do you drive there with them on? Or do you have a trailer to carry just the wheels? Or do you go even more hard-core and put the whole car up on a trailer?
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      11-30-2008, 09:13 PM   #2
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I drive to the track with them and bring my street tires as spares.
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In my E36 I folded down the rear seats and put the track tires on top of the folded seat backs all wrapped up in old bankets or towels. However for my E92, I'm going to look into the BMW roof bars and have a friend weld me a aluminum wheel holder for the roof. I haven't done that yet.
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In my E36 I folded down the rear seats and put the track tires on top of the folded seat backs all wrapped up in old bankets or towels. However for my E92, I'm going to look into the BMW roof bars and have a friend weld me a aluminum wheel holder for the roof. I haven't done that yet.
thats hard core...I like the idea, sort of like the picture below but the way I would do it is have all four wheels were lined up vertically in a U shape holder w/ tiedown points on the outside edges, just brainstorming as I'm trying to get into trackdays and autox's, don't know if I need to go this hardcore though in the beginning but definitely an idea for the future



I've also seen guys driving w/ one tire laying in the trunk and 3 others on the out side of the trunk w/ it open and tied down....

here is something I just found too not a bad idea but I don't want to mount anything permanent to the car, roof rack could be removed easily
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I haven't had to deal with a track tire set yet, but I did have to haul my winter tire set to get them mounted. So, I could get one in the trunk, then put the other three set vertically over the folded down seat. Fit just fine and there was still room in the trunk for a jack when I get to that point.

Mines a sedan, so I've got no idea if it'd work in coupe. Probably doesn't hurt that I've got short legs too so the driver seat is way forward.
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You are guys are too serious I just swapped them the night before and drive them to the track the next day
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You are guys are too serious I just swapped them the night before and drive them to the track the next day
yeah thats fine if the track is 1-2 hrs away but what if its a overnight gig or 8hrs away?
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Maybe you could ship them greyhound to the vicinity of your track event. It shouldn't be too expensive but would require some planning.
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This is the beauty of the M3. You can fit all of your track tires and gear inside. It fit with my e46, and I'm sure it'll fit in the e9x.

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Although the roof rack idea is interesting, I can totally see myself scratching the roof just trying to put that on. I DO like the WRX's solution, although that looks homemade. There's gotta be some site selling a solution to this, eh?
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You are guys are too serious I just swapped them the night before and drive them to the track the next day
I'm not...but I'd LIKE to be!
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Although the roof rack idea is interesting, I can totally see myself scratching the roof just trying to put that on. I DO like the WRX's solution, although that looks homemade. There's gotta be some site selling a solution to this, eh?
Try to find a hitch for M!
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Try to find a hitch for M!
I bet you can find one out of Holland. Traveling around towing small trailers is quite popular there and they will tow behind anything.
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I bet you can find one out of Holland. Traveling around towing small trailers is quite popular there and they will tow behind anything.
Had a hitch on my E46 for towing sportbikes, but the giant muffler and quad exhaust makes the M3 a tough car to put a hitch on.
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Had a hitch on my E46 for towing sportbikes, but the giant muffler and quad exhaust makes the M3 a tough car to put a hitch on.
I looked for a hitch for that reason,but everybody said I was crazy to use an M for that reason.A small open bike trailer does not need much of a tow vehicle to tow properly.But now I have a new F150 work vehicle to use for that and maybe for car hauling for the track.
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I looked for a hitch for that reason,but everybody said I was crazy to use an M for that reason.A small open bike trailer does not need much of a tow vehicle to tow properly.But now I have a new F150 work vehicle to use for that and maybe for car hauling for the track.
thats the easiest solution when you have it...all you need to buy now is the trailer, proper tiedowns and your set
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thats the easiest solution when you have it...all you need to buy now is the trailer, proper tiedowns and your set
Yeah I think if I go that far,I will be building or buying a dedicated track car with full safety gear in it.The problem with towing your car to the track is that you need somewhere to store the trailer.I already have a 32' long sled trailer that I had to find parking for so I am trying to avoid another trailer if at all possible.
This F150 was ordered with the HD trailer package and it is rated for 11300lbs so it will hanle anything that I want to pull with no issues.
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Yeah I think if I go that far,I will be building or buying a dedicated track car with full safety gear in it.The problem with towing your car to the track is that you need somewhere to store the trailer.I already have a 32' long sled trailer that I had to find parking for so I am trying to avoid another trailer if at all possible.
This F150 was ordered with the HD trailer package and it is rated for 11300lbs so it will hanle anything that I want to pull with no issues.
ahh I see...would be nice though to have it....space issue is definitely a big problem, I'm looking for an apartment and not sure what I'm going to do about parking my toys 2 cars plus my fiancee's car, 2 motorcycles, a trailer and planning on getting a ATV soon, but I'll probably just leave my track bike w/ trailer at my parents house and have my street bike in the parking garage....
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I have an e90 and 4 265 BFGs that fit on the folded down rear seat. The toolbox, jack, brakebleed, jack stands fit in the trunk, luggage in the front seat.
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thats hard core...I like the idea, sort of like the picture below but the way I would do it is have all four wheels were lined up vertically in a U shape holder w/ tiedown points on the outside edges, just brainstorming as I'm trying to get into trackdays and autox's, don't know if I need to go this hardcore though in the beginning but definitely an idea for the future



I've also seen guys driving w/ one tire laying in the trunk and 3 others on the out side of the trunk w/ it open and tied down....

here is something I just found too not a bad idea but I don't want to mount anything permanent to the car, roof rack could be removed easily
DRIVE on the MF'rs. trailers are just queer!!!!!!!!!!! wow - I don t beleive I used that word? is it the 80's again?
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straight up Duct tape them to the car... One on the hood, one on the roof, one on the rear windscreen and one on the trunk... done deal!!!
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