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@  Francesco : (27 July 2015 - 08:10 PM) Or wheelie bars
@  Mike T : (27 July 2015 - 08:07 PM) Preferably, use a larger vehicle.
@  Francesco : (27 July 2015 - 08:05 PM) I would think a trailer is your only option. The physics is just wrong in a couple of dimensions to be hanging 300 lbs behind the rear wheels
@  marchanna : (27 July 2015 - 07:27 PM) Check it out: can-drift.com
@  marchanna : (27 July 2015 - 07:21 PM) It's an electric drift trike. I wanted to see if I could fab a vertical rack on the back of the Smart. The trike weighs about 200lbs - I could probably build an aluminum rack as light as 50lbs - but that still the exceeds the tongue weight of the hitches, thought maybe the towing bolt holes could hold a little more weight.
@  Francesco : (27 July 2015 - 04:50 PM) even the trunk weight is recommended to be no more than 50 kg...
@  Francesco : (27 July 2015 - 04:49 PM) Wow, I have no idea what you're attempting but that sounds like too much weight for the rear of the smart altogether, not just for the two bolts.
@  marchanna : (27 July 2015 - 08:01 AM) I want to hold about 300lbs across of them.
@  marchanna : (27 July 2015 - 07:59 AM) Yes
@  Francesco : (27 July 2015 - 07:43 AM) Vertical?
@  marchanna : (27 July 2015 - 06:32 AM) Anyone know how much load the towing eye bolt hold in the rear bumper of a 451 can carry?
@  NelsonSmart : (19 July 2015 - 11:59 AM) The ECU computer will have to be set with Star or Equiv to get light off.
@  Surturiel : (19 July 2015 - 10:10 AM) all, and all, the only damage was sustained by the tire (that was old already)(aside, of course, from the airbag...)
@  Surturiel : (19 July 2015 - 10:09 AM) yep, talk about overreaction. i hit the curb, the airbag blows up on my ear, and the car shuts down...
@  dmoonen : (19 July 2015 - 06:58 AM) Lol air bag went off? That's a bit drastic. The car shuts down in a case of an accident so cycling the key makes sense.
@  Surturiel : (18 July 2015 - 09:43 PM) (with the airbag...)
@  Surturiel : (18 July 2015 - 09:43 PM) anyone have by any chance an used passenger seat for a 450 fortwo, passion? (dark gray)
@  Surturiel : (18 July 2015 - 08:08 PM) turns out that you have to turn everything ( including the hazards) off to get the car to work again...)
@  Surturiel : (18 July 2015 - 08:07 PM) (I mean, the car just DIED. I was there, stunned, trying to figure out why I couldn't get it running)
@  Surturiel : (18 July 2015 - 08:05 PM) (that thing surely is loud, got me half deaf for a while. Also, the whole smart crash routine got me REALLY startled)
@  Surturiel : (18 July 2015 - 08:02 PM) but do I need to do anything aside from replacing the airbag to get the light off?
@  Surturiel : (18 July 2015 - 08:01 PM) springs and everything
@  Surturiel : (18 July 2015 - 08:01 PM) will service the suspension soon
@  Mike T : (18 July 2015 - 07:17 PM) check the toe setting
@  Surturiel : (18 July 2015 - 04:41 PM) (the front wheel and suspension are fine, the tire needed to be replaced)
@  Surturiel : (18 July 2015 - 04:40 PM) so, aside from needing to replace the airbag itself, do I need to do anything special to get the light off? (time to find a used passenger grey 450 seat)
@  Surturiel : (18 July 2015 - 04:38 PM) (the seat one)
@  Surturiel : (18 July 2015 - 04:38 PM) but my smart, being the overprotective nanny that it is, decided that my integrity was at risk and BLEW UP THE SIDE AIRBAG !
@  Surturiel : (18 July 2015 - 04:37 PM) i hit a curb (because I'm a blind dumbass that misjudged the curb height) 

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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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2005 Fortwo Coupe Passion: K&N Air Filter, EGR Emulator, EGR housing/coolant hoses deleted, Restricter Plug, Vertical Wiper Mod, 7" DVD Flip-up Deck, Smart142 Remap, TuningBox stacked, Bil's Ultimate Hitch, H&R Cup Kit Springs/Struts, Paddle Shifter Steering Wheel and Soft Touch.
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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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  • 2005 Smart Fortwo Pasion Coupe (eibach, uncle glenn remap+TDC CRplus Tuning Box, SG2, heated seats, upgraded oil pan, oil pan heater, interior heater, EGR Delete, Hitch)
  • 2006 GMC 2500HD LBZ Duramax (PPE Tuning, Transgo Built trans, PVC Reroute, EGR Delete, Trans lines upgraded, 4" exhaust, Pushing 580bhp/903ft lbs) To be installed Belltech 3" lowering kit 
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  • 2001 Audi TT Roadster (Custom V6 B5 biturbo)
  • 2004 VW Jetta Wagon TDI  SMG clutch, 17" BBS LM reps Winter, Boost-oil-egt-gauges, Stage 2 Custom Malone tune
  • 2005 VW Golf TDI Stage 5. .  .VNT 20 too much mods to list 
  • 2004 VW Golf TDI MK4, 18" BBS LM staggered rims, Skid pan, Eibach/Koni Sports, VNT 17/22, PD100/PD150 Hybrid injectors, Colt Stage 3 Cam, South Bend Stange 2 Endurance Clutch, Malone Tuned & much more
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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....I'm a.. "Hasbin"

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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....I'm a.. "Hasbin"

 2000 Mitsubishi Fuso FG 4X4 crane with a dump 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!photo_1.JPG photo_2.JPG photo_3.JPG

"Everyone is entitled to be stupid, but some abuse the privilege"
 

2002 Audi TT ALMS 225 Quattro: APS 91Oct Remap

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, EGR Emulator, EGR housing/coolant hoses deleted, Restricter Plug, Vertical Wiper Mod, 7" DVD Flip-up Deck, Smart142 Remap, TuningBox stacked, Bil's Ultimate Hitch, H&R Cup Kit Springs/Struts, Paddle Shifter Steering Wheel and Soft Touch.
2011 Specialized Epic Comp Carbon:

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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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This one taken on a previous trip.

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

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