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Author Topic: Towbar fitting  (Read 5709 times)

Offline pabinlove

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Towbar fitting
« on: June 12, 2013, 12:20:41 PM »
Hi all, sorry if this has been asked before, cannot scroll through the forums very well computer dead and on a phone! Anyway my question is when fitting a tow bar to our galaxy does the rear bumper have to be cut? And detachable or fixed what is preferred. Many thanks Paul.

Offline Chrispb

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Re: Towbar fitting
« Reply #1 on: June 12, 2013, 12:57:29 PM »
Didn't have to cut mine to fit but you have to remove the steel part of the bumper cover, you need to keep this if your likely to remove the tow bar at a later date.
Mine was the fixed type.
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Offline Mirez

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Re: Towbar fitting
« Reply #2 on: June 12, 2013, 04:54:56 PM »
Fitted three and none have needed cut's (Two detachable and a fixed) - I can highly recommend the detachable Bosal one :)
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Offline xavier

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Re: Towbar fitting
« Reply #3 on: June 12, 2013, 10:58:27 PM »
detachable bar on mine has a cut in the bumper, I think it's something like 2cm deep, invisible unless you're under the car looking at the towbar. It's an old one though!

Offline pabinlove

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Re: Towbar fitting
« Reply #4 on: June 13, 2013, 09:08:19 PM »
Cheers and thanks for your replies will look into getting one and report back when I get sorted.

Offline gregers

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Re: Towbar fitting
« Reply #5 on: June 13, 2013, 10:12:45 PM »
if your after 1 ive got a fixed 1 in my garage with most of the electrics gathering dust and taking up room.
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Offline hendal

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Re: Towbar fitting
« Reply #6 on: June 14, 2013, 07:13:04 PM »
if your after 1 ive got a fixed 1 in my garage with most of the electrics gathering dust and taking up room.

How easy are the electrics to fit. How much do you want for the bar

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Re: Towbar fitting
« Reply #7 on: June 14, 2013, 08:16:40 PM »
How good are you with electrics would be the question to ask! There is a guide on where to connect into in the reference library and since it's all accessible from the tailgate it's easy enough for a competent DIY'er! :)
03 Ford Galaxy 1.9 TDI 115 Ghia in Spruce Green Metallic
With cream leather interior, Full Bodykit, Remapped at 145bhp, Lowered on 18's
14 VW Tiguan 2.0 TDI 177 AWD R-Line in Deep Black Pearl
With panoramic sunroof, bi-xenon headlights remapped at 205bhp.
08 Ford Transit 2.2 TDI 115 in Frozen White
With retrofitted everything except another slidey door! :)

VCDS HEX/CAN - Scans/Coding done in Wiltshire in exchange for winegums! :)

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Re: Towbar fitting
« Reply #8 on: June 14, 2013, 09:26:36 PM »
How easy are the electrics to fit. How much do you want for the bar

make me a serious offer m8ty,its taking up room in my garage.obviously you would have to pick it up as postage would cost an arm n leg.
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