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hitch bike rack / anhängerkupplung

Hello all,

Anyone knows a car mechanic specialized installing trailer hitches (anhängerkupplung)? I don't want to pull anything, it's just for bikes. Among the bike rack and 2 bikes, it's 50-55 kg max, most commonly rack + 1 bike = 30 kg.

I know this is a specialty job. I already asked the car dealership and they told they don't offer it for my model (BMW M4). The problem is there's little space among the car muffler (silencer on this side of the ocean?), a metallic heat shield for the muffler and the rear bumper.

Yes, Google's is the answer to almost anything but the shops I found in Switzerland only offer standard products and installation services. Since the product is not on the catalog, they said no The only shop that claims to be able to do it is in Germany like 500km away from here. https://www.kupplung-vor-ort.com/kup...-bmw-m4-cabrio

After looking below the car, my guess is that the heat shield for the muffler needs to be modified (cut and welding once again) to free 1 or 2 cm, and then any standard hitch for the 4 series fits. Or maybe substitute the wide metal part in the hitch by a thinner one (thicker metal to keep the strength), so it fits in the reduced space. So, does someone knows a mechanic that does custom jobs and has experience with hitches? Thanks in advance.

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