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Old 08-16-13, 03:36 PM   #61
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Now available at etrailer for $156
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Old 08-17-13, 05:20 AM   #62
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I'm not finding it
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Old 08-17-13, 12:23 PM   #63
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http://www.etrailer.com/Trailer-Hitch/Curt/C11366.html

I just tried putting my MTB without the front tire in the trunk and it didn't fit. I have an F-Sport so I'm SOL with the trailer hitch.
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Old 08-18-13, 04:28 PM   #64
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Here's the link they gave me:


We do offer the Curt hitch. I have the part linked below.

http://www.etrailer.com/partlist.asp...1366&csrid=432

Please email or call 1-800-298-8924 ext. 324 if you have any other questions.
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Old 08-18-13, 08:46 PM   #65
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Not sure why they don't have one for the FSport.
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Old 09-01-13, 11:34 PM   #66
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Got it done. It's not easy. The holes do not perfectly align, either. Had to grind 2 holes an additional 1/16 - 3/32 of an inch larger, in order for the bolts to fit back in. I'll notify the manufacturer of this issue. The problem I was most concerned about, was my biggest problem. Getting the plastic body section re-assembled. It's difficult to snap the part where it bends from side to rear. Other than these 2 issues, the rest is pretty straight-forward. The instructions from Curt are pretty good. Haven't attached the bike rack yet. Ran out of time, but it looks good. I have a Yakima rack, which allows me to easily open the trunk, when it's attached. The bikes are far enough behind the car, where I won't have to worry about scratches. I think this new design is much better than the design for the older GS's. Seems very sturdy.
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Old 09-02-13, 12:45 PM   #67
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Couple more pictures, with the Bike Rack.
The backup camera and sensors don't like the bike rack, but have to make some compromises during the summer
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Old 09-02-13, 01:29 PM   #68
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Why would anyone even think about transporting a bike (or two) on a Lexus sports sedan? I cringe at the mere idea of doing something like that. That's what my 2012 GMC Acadia Denali with the trailer hitch and Thule bike rack is for.

If I couldn't afford a proper second car, I would literally refuse to transport a bike anywhere if the only way to do it was on my Lexus.

What a horrible visual: A bike a rack on a Benz, BMW, or Lexus.

LATE NOTE: Oops, just saw the photos above my post. OMG!! That's like sacrilegious or something worse! Take that thing off and get a second car, please! UGH!

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Old 09-02-13, 02:23 PM   #69
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I have better things to do with my money than to spend another $40K on a vehicle to haul bikes with. That would be wasteful.
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I have better things to do with my money than to spend another $40K on a vehicle to haul bikes with. That would be wasteful.
Don't you have a wife or girlfriend? Make her car the bike hauler. That's what I do. When I buy a car for my wife, I make sure it is the one that comes from the factory with the trailer hitch installed. Just in case, I kept my Acura SUV as backup hauler, instead of trading it in. No racks are getting anywhere near my Lexus. The Lexus only moves or transports one thing: me.
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Old 09-02-13, 05:14 PM   #71
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My Lexus transports me and my toys. When I want to play with my toys, I don't want to wait for my wife to come home. Maybe I'll put a snow plow in front this winter
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Old 09-03-13, 10:36 AM   #72
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My Lexus transports me and my toys. When I want to play with my toys, I don't want to wait for my wife to come home. Maybe I'll put a snow plow in front this winter
I was thinking of a lawn mower deck, ride with the a/c on.
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Old 09-03-13, 10:39 AM   #73
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I want to lift my GS up 6" and put on some off road tires. Want to take it for some off roading fun. LOL
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Old 09-04-13, 09:01 PM   #74
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How about an attachment for picking up golf ***** on the practice range? We could use some good photoshopping skills, so we could get a preview before doing all this work

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Old 05-12-14, 08:39 PM   #75
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Anything for the roof mount bike racks? I've checked Thule and yamiktke (to lazy to google correct spelling) websites but found nothing.

Tommrow morning I'm going in for my 5 k check I'll ask the dealer about it...
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