Need recommendations for hitches

Discussion in 'Customizing & Modifications' started by Model3ForChloe, Apr 18, 2018.

  1. Model3ForChloe

    New Member
    Expand Collapse

    Joined:
    Apr 18, 2018
    Messages:
    1
    Location:
    Oregon
    Tesla Owner:
    Reservation
    Country:
    Country
    Hey Everyone! Longtime visitor but new to being a member. I live in Oregon where my husband and I love to go mountain biking. We have an SUV and would put the bikes in the back, however we are selling it and waiting for delivery of our Model 3. Another couple who goes with us also fits their bikes in their vehicle but they have a sedan – the thought of putting our bikes inside our Tesla makes me cringe.

    I’ve been advised to look into a roof rack or a hitch mounted bike rack. I don’t want to lift the bikes onto the roof. So, I was curious if anyone has experience with a hitch mounted bike rack? Any suggestions on a hitch brand or a bike rack brand?
     
  2. BellevueEd

    M3OC Supporting Member
    M3OC Supporting Member
    Expand Collapse

    Joined:
    Apr 12, 2016
    Messages:
    71
    Location:
    Bellevue, WA
    Country:
    Country
    Not a recommendation, but torklift.com, north of you in Auburn, WA., has come out with a hitch for the Model 3. Installation requires taking off the bumper of the M3, and attaching to four bolts. I'm still bothered by the thought that a rack would affect the various sensors.
     
  3. garsh

    Dis Member
    Moderator M3OC Supporting Member
    Expand Collapse

    Joined:
    Apr 4, 2016
    Messages:
    6,658
    Location:
    Pittsburgh PA
    Tesla Owner:
    Model 3
    Country:
    Country
  4. dhrivnak

    Member
    Expand Collapse

    Joined:
    Apr 15, 2018
    Messages:
    9
    Location:
    Kingsport
    Tesla Owner:
    Model 3
    Country:
    Country
    I have installed it and it works well. It looks me about 4 hours of which 2.5 hours was searching for the right bolts. I hear that issue has been resolved.

    Model_3_Hitch (1).JPG
     
    • Love it! Love it! x 1
  5. Andrew M

    New Member
    Expand Collapse

    Joined:
    Aug 30, 2018
    Messages:
    1
    Location:
    Charlotte, NC
    Tesla Owner:
    Model 3
    Country:
    Country
    I purchase the same hitch. I have the AWD Performance. Do you have any recommendations where I may be able to get this installed. Any concerns about doing the damage or voiding the warranty? Lastly, is there somewhere you recommend that I purchase the bolts?
     
  6. dhrivnak

    Member
    Expand Collapse

    Joined:
    Apr 15, 2018
    Messages:
    9
    Location:
    Kingsport
    Tesla Owner:
    Model 3
    Country:
    Country
    It really was not too hard to install. So I would do it If you are handy. Officially we ar not supposed to tow so it could be a question but a Tesla Ranger saw it and said I should be fine. As for the bolts hopefully they corrected the issue but if not I was able to get some at Advanced Auto.
     
  7. Jon1974

    New Member
    Expand Collapse

    Joined:
    Sep 12, 2018
    Messages:
    4
    Location:
    Vancouver, BC
    Tesla Owner:
    Model 3
    Country:
    Country
    Hi There

    I am looking at getting this same hitch. To confirm, is your car the M3 Performance? Since it sits a bit lower than a regular M3, have you had any issues with the hitch hitting the road as you go up hills?
     
  8. dhrivnak

    Member
    Expand Collapse

    Joined:
    Apr 15, 2018
    Messages:
    9
    Location:
    Kingsport
    Tesla Owner:
    Model 3
    Country:
    Country
    I have the standard rear wheel drive. And no problem with scrapes.
     
  9. Jon1974

    New Member
    Expand Collapse

    Joined:
    Sep 12, 2018
    Messages:
    4
    Location:
    Vancouver, BC
    Tesla Owner:
    Model 3
    Country:
    Country
    Thanks
     
  10. Jon1974

    New Member
    Expand Collapse

    Joined:
    Sep 12, 2018
    Messages:
    4
    Location:
    Vancouver, BC
    Tesla Owner:
    Model 3
    Country:
    Country
    Anyone out there with the Performance model (which is lower I believe) had any issues with this hitch and scrapes?
     
Model 3 Owners Club © 2018. All rights reserved.
Model 3 Owners Club (M3OC) is an enthusiast club and is not affiliated with Tesla Motors or the Tesla Motors Club Forum (TMC).
All Tesla logos are trademarks or registered trademarks of Tesla Motors.