Go Back   Club Lexus Forums > Lexus Model Forums > IS Models > IS - Third Generation
Sign in using an external account
Register Forgot Password?

Hitch

Reply
 
 
 
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 08-07-13, 05:28 PM   #1
airborn
Driver School Candidate
Trader Score: (0)
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: tx
Posts: 5
Default Hitch

Anyone know where/what hitch is available for the 3IS?

I need it for my bike. =]
This ad is not displayed to registered members.
Register your free account today and become a member on Club Lexus!
airborn is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-12-13, 08:26 PM   #2
G8rGirl
Rookie
Trader Score: (0)
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: Florida
Posts: 88
Smile

Quote:
Originally Posted by airborn View Post
Anyone know where/what hitch is available for the 3IS?

I need it for my bike. =]
What did you decide to do? Pics? I was thinking of just putting the seats down and putting the bike in the back. When you go on the Lexus UK site and "build" the IS 300h it lets you add a tow hitch as an option. Here is a helpful thread: http://www.clublexus.com/forums/is-f...k-options.html
G8rGirl is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-16-13, 07:35 PM   #3
airborn
Driver School Candidate
Trader Score: (0)
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: tx
Posts: 5
Default

I actually bought a sea sucker. I'd suggest just putting it in your trunk if you are going single.

However, since I have to transport two bikes, I will put one in the trunk and one like this:

Click the image to open in full size.
Click the image to open in full size.

Neither are my pictures -- been too busy to bike.
airborn is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-16-13, 07:56 PM   #4
G8rGirl
Rookie
Trader Score: (0)
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: Florida
Posts: 88
Default

I don't like taking the front wheel of my road bike off and on. Also....I am short and I have no desire to try to get my bike on the roof of my car. I would certainly scratch the paint! I will just try to get it in the trunk. I will post a pic if I do.
G8rGirl is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-11-13, 09:13 PM   #5
PDXPat
Driver School Candidate
Trader Score: (0)
 
Join Date: Nov 2013
Location: Oregon
Posts: 5
Default

I am considering an IS 350 Sport. Question - With the seat folded down, is it possible to get a road or mountain bike into the trunk?
PDXPat is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-11-13, 09:23 PM   #6
vbx
Lead Lap
Trader Score: (0)
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: CA
Posts: 401
Default

The manual says do not install a hitch. Even if it's only used to hold 1 bike.
vbx is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Yesterday, 03:43 PM   #7
Noeh
Lead Lap
Trader Score: (3)
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: MA
Posts: 480
Default

What do you guys think about the Curt Hitch for the 3IS. Does it sit too low? I thinking of getting one for a bike rack.

Click the image to open in full size.

Click the image to open in full size.
__________________
2015 Nebula Grey IS350 AWD | F1 Pinnacle | Xpel Ultimate
2009 Truffle Mica IS250 AWD | G-Spiders |Fsport Intake | Fsport Sway Bars | Hüper Optik
Noeh is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Yesterday, 05:38 PM   #8
Belex1
Driver School Candidate
Trader Score: (0)
 
Belex1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2014
Location: Ca
Posts: 36
Default Hitch on SUV yes on IS 350 No!

Hitch on my Highlander yes but on my IS 350 never!
Attached Thumbnails
Hitch-image.jpg  
Belex1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Yesterday, 06:35 PM   #9
Noeh
Lead Lap
Trader Score: (3)
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: MA
Posts: 480
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Belex1 View Post
Hitch on my Highlander yes but on my IS 350 never!
Why not? The 3IS has an OEM hitch in EU.
__________________
2015 Nebula Grey IS350 AWD | F1 Pinnacle | Xpel Ultimate
2009 Truffle Mica IS250 AWD | G-Spiders |Fsport Intake | Fsport Sway Bars | Hüper Optik
Noeh is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Yesterday, 06:48 PM   #10
Belex1
Driver School Candidate
Trader Score: (0)
 
Belex1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2014
Location: Ca
Posts: 36
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Noeh View Post
Why not? The 3IS has an OEM hitch in EU.
IMO Sport Sedans aren't made for towing. That's why God made SUV's. I also think a tow hitch takes away from the appeal of the IS.
Belex1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Yesterday, 06:48 PM
 
 
 
 
Reply

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
hidden tow hitch wes77 RX - Third Generation 92 03-09-15 12:31 PM
tow hitch for RX400h tubenut96 RX - Second Generation 2 11-23-14 08:33 AM
Hitch IS350Chic IS - Third Generation 0 02-15-14 10:51 AM
LX570 rear bumper hitch cover forgiato LX570 19 04-22-12 08:51 PM
Hitch cover for '03 470 bullishusa LX470 and LX450 0 03-13-10 07:36 PM


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Forum Jump

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 05:42 AM.

Join ClubLexus

Copyright © 2000-2015 Internet Brands, Inc. All Rights Reserved
Privacy Policy | Disclaimer | Terms of Use | JOBS


Get all contact info