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Old 08 August 2009, 12:14   #1
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Towbar Audi 2.8 Quattro question

Has anyone had one fitted recently? I've just come back from seeing this really neat looking one but without the towbar.

Is this a really expensive fitment? I'd like to have some clue on price because I want to go back and make an offer tomorrow.

Secondly I guess these type of cars with the Auto box have no problems on a loose surface slipway. Can anyone confirm that they tow up gradients like a train?
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Have a look at towequipe, what year is it your looking at? There's one for £99 http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Brink-Detach-T...d=p3286.c0.m14
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Secondly I guess these type of cars with the Auto box have no problems on a loose surface slipway. Can anyone confirm that they tow up gradients like a train?
My other car is a 2.7 Quattro (the odd one with the twin turbos) but having the 110 meant no towbar. However, the power is certainly there, and the ESP will bring the car itself over ice, snow, sand and gravel. I don't know about hauling two tons up a gravel slip? You may have to disengage the ESP and rip it up, as otherwise it may just loose traction, and sit there, purring. If it has ANY grip on a solid surface, it should be fine.
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It's a year 2000 Avante (estate) model, there appears to be nowhere to mount a detatchable hook and certainly no electrics.
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I think it's a case of cutting the bumper to fit.
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I think it's a case of cutting the bumper to fit.
Nooooooooooooo! On a charge, that man!

There are/were luverly under bumper units around - dunno who makes 'em though.
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If you read most of the DIY tow bar kits most involve a bit of bumper cutting.
Ask Audi if they still do one to fit but it'll be pricey. Mine was £200 fitted, VW wanted £500!
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i had a 04 Avant and the bumper had to be cut,i think a small reccess. it was done neatly and you could barely tell it was done, now have a 07 A3 and a hole was cut to pass the swaneck through,
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The Audi's are normally designed with towbars in mind. There's normally fixing points and brackets ready to accept them. IMHO it's worth going the Audi OEM route if you're fitting it yourself. I've done this twice and it's seamless. Very important to get the right wiring kit it the car has the driver info system which warns of blown lights. Otherwise you could fry the light monitor.
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Had lots of Audi’s last one had a proper gen Audi tow bar and did not have any cut out on the bumper, current one had a non gen unit fitted there is a very small cut out 1.5inc long by 1inch up into the bumper. As it has been said hardly able to spot it has been cut at all.

Got the 2.5tdi quattro just now and have recovered up steep sandy beached no probs at all. The Auto box is a big help on the slips.

Is it the A4 or A6 you are looking at ?
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