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E46 M3 (2001-2006) Engine: S54 - Max Hp: 333 hp at 7,900 rpm / 262 lb/ft at 4,900 rpm
Total Produced: 45,000+ - Years Produced: 2001 to 2006.


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Old Sat, Dec-19-2009, 01:13:38 PM   #1
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Default Rear towing eye.

Are we meant to have two towing eyes? The one I have looks like it is too short for the rear spot? Anybody got any pictures of the their towing eye that works?

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Are we meant to have two towing eyes? The one I have looks like it is too short for the rear spot? Anybody got any pictures of the their towing eye that works?

Thanks.
the other day i had to use a tow eye to toe my M, i never knew they may be two sizes, the one i used at the front damaged the front bumper, it was so close to the bumper it cracked the paint, im not sure if you can get two lenghts but it kind of makes sense now
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Yeah, I am not sure either. Did yours fit in the rear fine?
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There's a longer hook under the trunk floor, in the spare tire area () that fits
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The tow hook on the left is for an E46 M3 and the one on the right is for an E9X. They are the same, but note the threads on the E46 M3 tow hook are deeper.

The next picture shows the E46 M3 tow hook fully screwed into the rear bumper opening. It sticks out a good way though. I wouldn't put any side loads onto it though, because one would surely damage the Kevlar bumper bar!
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Default Re: Rear towing eye.

Bringing this thread back, sorry. What all is supposed to be in the trunk? When i lift up the first black panel, there is an amp the original owner mounted, but under the 2nd panel there is no spare, no 2nd tow hook, completely empty.
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Default Re: Rear towing eye.

This, E46 M3's didn't come with spare tires
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Default Re: Rear towing eye.

anyone have a rear OEM towhook they want to sell? Mine is gone and the front one is ttoo short like the OP said.
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