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 Post subject: Audi A3 E-tron 2017 Trailer Hitch
PostPosted: Tue Nov 15, 2016 1:58 am 
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Hello guys I'm been looking for 2 months for a trailer hitch or any modified hitch that fit, trying curt, and many brands with no luck, any help will appreciated, is really frustrating


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 Post subject: Re: Audi A3 E-tron 2017 Trailer Hitch
PostPosted: Tue Nov 15, 2016 8:32 am 
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Assuming the 2017 has the same underbody stamping as the 2016, check out the other thread on this topic:

hitch for bike carrier

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 Post subject: Re: Audi A3 E-tron 2017 Trailer Hitch
PostPosted: Fri Mar 30, 2018 8:11 pm 
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So - anyone put a hitch on their e-tron?

Looks like the Curt 11412 is a fit (last page says as much); just curious as to whether or not anyone has tried and how the install went.
https://www.dropbox.com/s/doba0f1a3rrg5ox/Curt.11412.Hitch.Install.pdf?raw=1

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 Post subject: Re: Audi A3 E-tron 2017 Trailer Hitch
PostPosted: Sat Mar 31, 2018 5:53 am 
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There's a previous thread about hitches that included the 11412.

viewtopic.php?f=12&t=194&start=50

A few of us purchased it at the time. My experience at the time was it barely cleared the sides of the exhaust, so I removed it. However. perhaps they have modified it slightly since then to fit.

Let us know how you get on!

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 Post subject: Re: Audi A3 E-tron 2017 Trailer Hitch
PostPosted: Fri Jun 08, 2018 4:54 pm 
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I bought this one from U-HAUL. https://www.uhaul.com/Trailer-Hitches/2 ... eel-Drive/
I'm not sure if Audi changed the exhaust location for 2018 but it didn't fit perfectly - it not only touched but pushed on the muffler. I took my car over to a local welder who checked it out and sketched out a modification to it. They clearanced it a little around the muffler (only needs around 0.75 inch additional) and because the steel would be thinner there, added 1/2 plate steel to additionally reinforce the side supports. I had to remove it to bring it to the welder, and I was able to install it again myself (borrowed someone's torque wrench that would measure 110 ft/pounds) without issue, there is actually plenty of room down there to install it - being careful not to un-seat the bolts that were fish-wired through. Sounds like a hassle but it wasn't a big deal in the end to be able to use a hitch receiver for a bike rack.

https://www.dropbox.com/s/wstuhwlxyd1yx ... 4.jpg?dl=0
https://www.dropbox.com/s/fbjp4465vb4io ... 5.jpg?dl=0
https://www.dropbox.com/s/tx5o3i8vd6sq4 ... 6.jpg?dl=0


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