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#1 scampo77

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Posted 24 June 2013 - 05:52 PM

Hello everyone, this is my first post here and I have bought my first smart car about a week ago. I need to get a trailer hitch for it so I can carry my bike around with me. the only hitch I can find is part #11020. This hitch is only for 2008-2010. how different are the models from these years? I am not opposed to cutting and re-welding the hitch if I have to if it is only minor alterations. I just don't want to purchase something that is radically different or it be something I cant use at all. Any advice would help me out a lot.

#2 stickman007

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Posted 24 June 2013 - 06:22 PM

Hi there, welcome to the club! Bil (Bilgladstone) has a hitch that will work for you 2006 Smart (450). I made one a while back and costed about $60 in parts, not very hard, but to be honest, Bil's is much nicer. All the info needed to build one is found on this forum! I will try to dig through some of my notes and see if I can pull up what I did for you :) http://clubsmartcar....mp;#entry312852 Good Luck! BTW, I don't think the 2008+ one will fit your car Izzy

Edited by stickman007, 24 June 2013 - 06:25 PM.

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#3 dmoonen

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Posted 24 June 2013 - 06:50 PM

I have one I bought from Bill too, I highly recommend it.
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#4 Coast Steve

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Posted 24 June 2013 - 07:34 PM

Yep, Bil's your man.He's done a pro job on the new towing kit.
I once owned the "GT" Smart

2 3/4 ton 1992 ISUZU NKR58E cab forward, 2 ton Crane, 3600cc diesel, 5 speed RHD, dualies, 8'x6'box,
2005 Pulse, first brand new car!, Brabus this"N"that, racey stuff too, big fat tires, crazy expensive rims, shiny custom "GT sport" muffler, 2 1/2" silicone and aluminum bellmouth "GT MAX" intake kit, some neat decals, heated leather seats, stacked and ready to race, but then I sold it.

#5 tolsen

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Posted 24 June 2013 - 08:48 PM

I am convinced that Curt tow hitch will fit with minor modification. Further details here: http://clubsmartcar....showtopic=23297

#6 bilgladstone

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Posted 24 June 2013 - 10:44 PM

PM sent. Thanks for the positive reviews, guys.Bil :sun:
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#7 Coast Steve

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Posted 25 June 2013 - 06:32 AM

I thought the old SCU hitch was the best, till you came out with this new kit Bil.
I once owned the "GT" Smart

2 3/4 ton 1992 ISUZU NKR58E cab forward, 2 ton Crane, 3600cc diesel, 5 speed RHD, dualies, 8'x6'box,
2005 Pulse, first brand new car!, Brabus this"N"that, racey stuff too, big fat tires, crazy expensive rims, shiny custom "GT sport" muffler, 2 1/2" silicone and aluminum bellmouth "GT MAX" intake kit, some neat decals, heated leather seats, stacked and ready to race, but then I sold it.

#8 stickman007

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Posted 25 June 2013 - 12:16 PM

Here's some pic of the one that I made for my cabrio with the rear bumper piece off, can't seem to find the dimensions, but like I said before, Bil's is MUCH MUCH nicer! Its worth it!Attached File  photo_1.JPG   412.94KB   33 downloadsAttached File  photo_2.JPG   551.22KB   34 downloadsAttached File  photo_3.JPG   704.03KB   27 downloads
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2004 Jetta TDI: Malone Stage 1.5 (EGR + Left-foot braking fix), EGR Cooler Deleted, OZ Aristos, Eibach Sportline Springs, JSP Skidplate
2005 Fortwo Cabrio Pulse: In pieces
2005 Fortwo Coupe Passion: K&N Air Filter, CCV Oil Catch Can, EGR Emulator, EGR housing/coolant hoses deleted, Restricter Plug, Hella500, Vertical Wiper Mod, 7" DVD Flip-up Deck, Smart142 Remap, TuningBox stacked, Bil's Ultimate Hitch, H&R Cup Kit Springs/Struts. Viper 130xv Remote Starter.
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#9 John & Angela

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Posted 25 June 2013 - 05:29 PM

I have a hitch on two of my smart cars. They work fine but they are not Bills. I wish I had Bills but I already cut a hole in my rear panels so I am stickin with them. Get in touch with Bill and do it right. We don't use ours for a bike rack but actually pull a 535 pound +- tent trailer. Some pics from our last weekend camping trip.

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Edited by John & Angela, 25 June 2013 - 05:37 PM.

2005 Pulse CDI Cabriolet. 65000 ish KM
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