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      05-04-2009, 10:44 PM   #1
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Trailer Tie Down advise

Has anyone trailer'd there M's? Where are the best tie down spots? Would installing the bumper hooks nd using those the best idea? How about the tire tie downs trailer companies sell? If you trailer please advise your tie down method..
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Has anyone trailer'd there M's? Where are the best tie down spots? Would installing the bumper hooks nd using those the best idea? How about the tire tie downs trailer companies sell? If you trailer please advise your tie down method..
I think the tire holddowns are the best idea as it allows the suspension to work normally over bumps.We had tabs installed on our E30 race car to allow easy tie down put doing it that way made the car solid on the trailer but the car never moved.The 2 tow hooks that are on the car would be insufficent to hold the car down.
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The correct (BMW specified) way to tie down to a trailer is to use T-Hooks which are installed on the car by removing the jack pads (all four if you want the car to remain centered on the trailer).

http://www.tunnellracing.com/thook.html

http://www.tunnellracing.com/thookTN.html
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http://www.ctscargotiedown.com/wheel_tiedowns.htm
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The correct (BMW specified) way to tie down to a trailer is to use T-Hooks which are installed on the car by removing the jack pads (all four if you want the car to remain centered on the trailer).

http://www.tunnellracing.com/thook.html

http://www.tunnellracing.com/thookTN.html


These are sweet. I am checking into them now and seeing if they will work on the E92 M3. Thank you for the advice.
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The correct (BMW specified) way to tie down to a trailer is to use T-Hooks which are installed on the car by removing the jack pads (all four if you want the car to remain centered on the trailer).

http://www.tunnellracing.com/thook.html

http://www.tunnellracing.com/thookTN.html
Has anyone used these? I guess these go in where the jack stands mounts are inserted. However I don't see how to remove the jack stand mounts.
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BMW has again made difficult what was simple. The jack pads I have removed in the past were held in place by two screws. On the E90 you need to push in a tab to release them, very likely breaking it (I did). ECS sells replacements that may be easier to use.

http://www.ecstuning.com/BMW-E90-M3-...rior/ES248447/

Rear Jack pad removed (the locking tab was facing towards the front of the car, maybe different with front pad). The center hole in the frame is where the t-hook goes. I used a small pry bar to remove the pad but a screwdriver might have been a better choice.
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replacement pad

Tischer has them. Part number 5171 7 123 311

List $13.42, sell for $10.74
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BMW has again made difficult what was simple. The jack pads I have removed in the past were held in place by two screws. On the E90 you need to push in a tab to release them, very likely breaking it (I did). ECS sells replacements that may be easier to use.

http://www.ecstuning.com/BMW-E90-M3-...rior/ES248447/

Rear Jack pad removed (the locking tab was facing towards the front of the car, maybe different with front pad). The center hole in the frame is where the t-hook goes. I used a small pry bar to remove the pad but a screwdriver might have been a better choice.
Thanks for the info!!! I really appreciate the help. Great Forum!
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