Towbar

Discussion in 'General Technical Discussion' started by kiwibstokes, Aug 31, 2007.

  1. kiwibstokes

    kiwibstokes Leaving Skid Marks

    Joined:
    Jul 14, 2007
    Messages:
    574
    Likes Received:
    3
    Location:
    Vic
    First Name:
    Bryan
    Drive:
    2000 Legnum Type-S
    Took my car around a few Towbar places today, no luck with any of them to be able to fit one on the VR4, all recommended me to see an engineer to get one made up, so will do that next free day i have but i'm also inquiring to a few companies in NZ, prices for towbars kits or just buying the part off them and freight if possible.

    What i'm after is basically a towbar that has a removable tounge for when i'm not towing and also doesn't have to be cut into the back part of the kit which shouldn't be a problem because the rear sits up fairly high on the back of the VR's

    Will keep all posted on how this goes for those interested in getting one put on!
     
  2. gilly

    gilly Leaving Skid Marks

    Joined:
    Jul 14, 2007
    Messages:
    880
    Likes Received:
    5
    Location:
    SA
    First Name:
    Simon
    Drive:
    2000 Legnum VR4 Type S
    yep, very interested to know how this pans out - i definately dont need one now, but in a few years I might.
     
  3. jmo

    jmo Guest

  4. Sydo

    Sydo Leaving Skid Marks

    Joined:
    Jul 15, 2007
    Messages:
    632
    Likes Received:
    2
    Location:
    Victoria
    First Name:
    Andy
    Drive:
    Me Crazy
    Group-buy perhaps?
    A good towbar is something that I will need.. soon.
     
  5. Nick

    Nick Leaving Skid Marks

    Joined:
    Jul 13, 2007
    Messages:
    564
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Vic
    First Name:
    Nick
    Drive:
    Aristo
    yeah me too, count me in if there is a GB.
     
  6. kiwibstokes

    kiwibstokes Leaving Skid Marks

    Joined:
    Jul 14, 2007
    Messages:
    574
    Likes Received:
    3
    Location:
    Vic
    First Name:
    Bryan
    Drive:
    2000 Legnum Type-S
    OK one company in NZ has got a removable tow bar set up for $360 plus freight of between $170 - $200 to Melbourne, total cost of $550 approx, haven't asked about a GB situation yet like to get a gauge of numbers first.

    I will be looking into getting one in next few weeks and will also look into a few more companies.
     
  7. trounced

    trounced Leaving Skid Marks

    Joined:
    Jul 15, 2007
    Messages:
    668
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    NSW
    First Name:
    Wes
    Drive:
    1997 Mitsubishi Legnum VR4
    sounds good im interested as well as a GB will buy one when everyone else does, if you want me to do the bargaining let me know who it is thats selling them and i will chase it and get a good price on them. im always known as the bargainer :)
     
  8. Sydo

    Sydo Leaving Skid Marks

    Joined:
    Jul 15, 2007
    Messages:
    632
    Likes Received:
    2
    Location:
    Victoria
    First Name:
    Andy
    Drive:
    Me Crazy
    Count me in!
     
  9. Rasi

    Rasi Leaving Skid Marks

    Joined:
    Jul 19, 2007
    Messages:
    535
    Likes Received:
    1
    Location:
    Qld
    First Name:
    Mike
    Drive:
    2001 Nissan Elgrand - Previously the "best" factory optioned 2000 Legnum (manual, suade recaros)hehe
    I would be interested when the car actually arrives... may be a while tho as due to leave japan on the 18th Sept.
     
  10. kiwibstokes

    kiwibstokes Leaving Skid Marks

    Joined:
    Jul 14, 2007
    Messages:
    574
    Likes Received:
    3
    Location:
    Vic
    First Name:
    Bryan
    Drive:
    2000 Legnum Type-S
    Went to another place today to see if they will make one for the legnum, $800 installed, fully custom so thats why a hefty price
     
  11. bradc

    bradc 1 AYC Bar

    Joined:
    Jul 13, 2007
    Messages:
    8,253
    Likes Received:
    66
    Location:
    New Zealand
    First Name:
    Brad
    Drive:
    Facelift Manual 400hp VR-4 Legnum
    Places in NZ quoted me about $600 or so, so the price isn't far off
     
  12. bogan bob

    bogan bob 1 AYC Bar

    Joined:
    Jul 13, 2007
    Messages:
    2,612
    Likes Received:
    49
    Location:
    WA
    First Name:
    Dion
    Drive:
    '15 Amarok
    If a group buy goes down, count me in, towbar is always handy.

    As a relativley amatuer spanner swinger, could the tow ball be installed by me or would i have to take it somewhere?
     
  13. Gly

    Gly Guest

    i would go for the custom oz made one...
    did they specify that the (nz one) will not interfer with the ayc pump in the back of most vr4s?
     
  14. bradc

    bradc 1 AYC Bar

    Joined:
    Jul 13, 2007
    Messages:
    8,253
    Likes Received:
    66
    Location:
    New Zealand
    First Name:
    Brad
    Drive:
    Facelift Manual 400hp VR-4 Legnum
    Carsten - I spoke to best bars because I was going to get one put onto the white VR-4. They said they know what AYC is and that I didn't need to worry about it at all, they weren't going to mount anything into the side of the pump or anything :)
     
  15. kiwibstokes

    kiwibstokes Leaving Skid Marks

    Joined:
    Jul 14, 2007
    Messages:
    574
    Likes Received:
    3
    Location:
    Vic
    First Name:
    Bryan
    Drive:
    2000 Legnum Type-S
    Yea when i emailed the NZ company they asked what type of model eg, vr4 str ect, and if it was 4wd, looking under the car yesterday the chassis where you would have to attach to on either side is on far side of the exhaust (outside of car side) so depending on your exhaust the NZ frame may not work around after market larger exhaust etc i'm guessing:confused::confused:
     
  16. kiwibstokes

    kiwibstokes Leaving Skid Marks

    Joined:
    Jul 14, 2007
    Messages:
    574
    Likes Received:
    3
    Location:
    Vic
    First Name:
    Bryan
    Drive:
    2000 Legnum Type-S
    Ok, me car is going into the shop on wednesday to get a towbar fitted, $800 custom fitted, removable tounge over 1200kg rated, for anyone still interested in ordering kits from NZ, pm me and i'll pass on details of the companies.

    Personally i couldn't wait long to get one, planning to get the jetski out next weekend so need it soon.
     
  17. GavDaniels

    GavDaniels Leaving Skid Marks Lifetime Member

    Joined:
    Jul 16, 2007
    Messages:
    401
    Likes Received:
    11
    Location:
    Victoria
    First Name:
    Gavin Daniels
    Drive:
    2006 Mercedes Benz ML320CDI

    Previously Owned
    1997 Legnum VR-4 Type S
    2000 Galant VR-4 Type V (Race Car) (regretful sale)
    Hey Guys,

    I was talking with the mechanic at SSV the other day, and apparently he is getting one of the next Legnum's which they have coming in.
    He has already arranged for it to go to a workshop to have it measured up for a towbar, again, removable tongue, no cutting of spoilers and alike. I am waiting for the quote on the manufacture, as I want a towbar for the kids bikes. So if anybody else is interested, would be happy to try and arrange a group buy through them (if the price and quality is OK)

    Regards

    Gavin
     
  18. kiwibstokes

    kiwibstokes Leaving Skid Marks

    Joined:
    Jul 14, 2007
    Messages:
    574
    Likes Received:
    3
    Location:
    Vic
    First Name:
    Bryan
    Drive:
    2000 Legnum Type-S
    Sounds good for any VIC guys, will take photos etc of mine when done...
     
  19. J-B

    J-B Leaving Skid Marks

    Joined:
    Jul 15, 2007
    Messages:
    933
    Likes Received:
    5
    Location:
    South Australia
    First Name:
    Jarrad
    Drive:
    EVO VII GSR
    I look forward to seeing some pics, it would be good to be able to use our trailer again lol
     
  20. kiwibstokes

    kiwibstokes Leaving Skid Marks

    Joined:
    Jul 14, 2007
    Messages:
    574
    Likes Received:
    3
    Location:
    Vic
    First Name:
    Bryan
    Drive:
    2000 Legnum Type-S
    Ok guys i'm been pretty slack lately had the towbar fitted a few weeks ago and here are the pics i said i'd put up.

    All up cost $750 it's rated at 1000kg ish, but only because my cars manual
     

    Attached Files:

Share This Page