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      03-02-2012, 12:55 PM   #1
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Yes, you can get 4 track wheels in the back of an E92 :)

I get asked about this a lot so I took some pictures this time.
I have 4 18x9.5 DForce Wheels with 275/35 Continental Slicks (also works with 285/30 Hoosier R6)
I fold down the back seat and roll three wheels in vertically and lay the last one down in the trunk.
I bought a come along strap at wallmart and attach it to the luggage ties in the trunk.
As you can see I have plenty of room for luggage, cooler, and track tools. Even a passenger if need be
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      03-02-2012, 12:57 PM   #2
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      03-02-2012, 02:17 PM   #3
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Well done James! Your my inspiration for buying some track rubber.

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      03-02-2012, 02:36 PM   #4
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      03-02-2012, 02:40 PM   #5
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      03-02-2012, 03:35 PM   #6
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That's how I do it, except I lay down a tarp as well. I like the harness setup.
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      03-02-2012, 10:02 PM   #7
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Few cars offer this flexibility. If you want to run a track wheel/tire setup with a Corvette or 911 or GTR, you have to trailer the car or drive to the track on your R-comps, neither of which is practical or attractive for me or a lot of other people. I swear some owners of other cars at the track look at me when I unload tires, jack, torque wrench, etc. as if I'm unloading 35 clowns from a Volkswagen!
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Few cars offer this flexibility. If you want to run a track wheel/tire setup with a Corvette or 911 or GTR, you have to trailer the car or drive to the track on your R-comps, neither of which is practical or attractive for me or a lot of other people. I swear some owners of other cars at the track look at me when I unload tires, jack, torque wrench, etc. as if I'm unloading 35 clowns from a Volkswagen!
However, when you carry all your track shit in your car and unload it, instead of a trailer, you don't get the thrill of pretending you are a pro race team!

Actually, part of the fun of track days for me is sitting in a camp chair watching all the futzing about as drivers fill their time between sessions.
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      03-03-2012, 12:50 PM   #9
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Even better. The other day I managed to get 4 tires and 4 wheels (not mounted) into the car (not using the passenger seat) No pics unfortunately. Pretty nice how much fits into the car!
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      03-03-2012, 12:53 PM   #10
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That is awesome! Ratchet strap n all....

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I get asked about this a lot so I took some pictures this time.
I have 4 18x9.5 DForce Wheels with 275/35 Continental Slicks (also works with 285/30 Hoosier R6)
I fold down the back seat and roll three wheels in vertically and lay the last one down in the trunk.
I bought a come along strap at wallmart and attach it to the luggage ties in the trunk.
As you can see I have plenty of room for luggage, cooler, and track tools. Even a passenger if need be
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      03-03-2012, 01:09 PM   #12
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I've gotten up to 7 tires in my E90. Might be different with a coupe but I could fit all 4 in the back seat...with a little extra ooompf on closing the door.

BTW...have fun a TWS!...you know my situation for this weekend.
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      03-03-2012, 01:16 PM   #13
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Better than the Christmas tree in the E90 lol
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      03-03-2012, 08:43 PM   #15
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Have fun at TWS this weekend!
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      03-03-2012, 09:41 PM   #16
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no rear view mirror visibility tho huh
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I've gotten up to 7 tires in my E90. Might be different with a coupe but I could fit all 4 in the back seat...with a little extra ooompf on closing the door.
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In the coupe I can only get 3 across ( 275/35/18's). The sedan is 2 inches wider in the back seat which is probably just enough. Loading would be easier also.

I do it with the seat up so the tires set about 6-7 inches lower so you can see out the back window with them in there....... Have to cover the seats though.
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      03-04-2012, 01:13 AM   #18
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      03-04-2012, 10:43 AM   #19
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20 bags of mulch in my E90!

If you want to cause a stir in the pits at your next track day...arrive and unload 20 bags of mulch!
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I've gotten all 4 across the back seat with my APEX 9.5/10.5 (seats NOT folded down).
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I've gotten all 4 across the back seat with my APEX 9.5/10.5 (seats NOT folded down).
Same here... But was is your strategy to secure them in the back? Do you also use the child seat hooks?
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I have the same size tires and can place all four down flat in the back seat area. I also use tie down straps to prevent them from sliding forward. This leaves my truck completely free for cooler, jack, "parts box" helmet and luggage. I like your set up however.
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