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      09-26-2012, 05:06 AM   #4
vtsng
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Originally Posted by ihsanshaik View Post
Nice writeup! I just 3m my whole plate and put it on the side. Yours looks more effective but how did this work at higher speeds?
I actually thought of taping the entire plate to the bumper as a temporary solution but I wasn't too comfortable with the plate coming so close to the bumper.

As for the speed test, I tested at about 120 km/h on a highway but that's about as fast as I'd go. For now it looks like everything's holding up.

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Originally Posted by wdeerfield View Post
Nice write up and i may consider doing this. but why not just use a bolt that screws into the tow hook opening? You could do some trial and error with length and just use a nut on the front and back of the plate holder for the correct distance out from the bumper. Maybe for version 2.
That was my initial idea actually, but after some reading it turns out that BMW uses a proprietary thread pattern. I'm sure you could bring in your tow hook to a some metal shop and have them custom thread it, but then we'd be talking about much more than $5

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Originally Posted by Slow_335i View Post
Nice info

Glad you found it helpful

one question what size drywall anchor did you have to use?
Good question, sorry I didn't mention it in tut.

It was a 1/4x3 toggle bolt anchor.