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Old 05 October 2015, 17:58   #21
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Did it come with a towbar?
Oh aye ..
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Old 05 October 2015, 18:03   #22
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How TF can you pay 2k for a towbar?!!

From memory, a LR Discovery genuine HD tow pack is around 600 fitted. That's not the soppy plug-in, it's the full nine yards of solid engineering.

How can any company justify 2k?

OK, vid is viewable now. . That's just weird.
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Aye it was a lot .. but ... with 560 BHP on tap ... witter wasnt on my playlist TBH
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Aye it was a lot .. but ... with 560 BHP on tap ... witter wasnt on my playlist TBH
What vehicle is it?
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And the award for old thread resurrected and responded to.... goes to.... CJL well done sir .. thats a few years in between .. have to say I just paid 2K for mine
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How TF can you pay 2k for a towbar?!!

From memory, a LR Discovery genuine HD tow pack is around 600 fitted. That's not the soppy plug-in, it's the full nine yards of solid engineering.

How can any company justify 2k?

OK, vid is viewable now. . That's just weird.
Got mine for the D4 from here paid 169 for it from my local dealer & fitted it myself in about 45min. Very happy, it's neat & compact & more ground clearance than the LR model. I'm about to get a refund from LR for the cost of it, due to the problems with the detachable LR model which is a POS!
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Surprised to see you can legally tow behind an m5....
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Surprised to see you can legally tow behind an m5....
How on earth are you surprised by that ?
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Old 08 October 2015, 05:22   #30
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Back to the cost thing.....

Firstly, the original thread is now 4 years old. A LOT has changed in vehicle electrical architecture in that time. Fitting the bar has arguably become easier as any bar needs to be signed off to EC crash etc and generally bolts on in place of the rear cross member - simples. some can even be done without removing the bumper!


I did a bog standard Mondeo a couple of years ago..... Dealer fitted a "dedicated" (aye, b*ll*x) Mondeo bar & kit for 250. Most places looking for around 700

After taking delivery I then spent a further 300 odd replacing the bypass electrics cr@p with a Westfalia CAN talking 'leccy Kit. (which needed the Car poked electronically to wake the module up & make sure it was talking to the ABS etc......

With cheap "fits all " electrics kits the thing you will notice is your park sensors go nuts because the trailer is so close! As already said, what you can't see is the ABS / stability etc modules mdifying their response....or not as the case may be....


So yes, you can get it done for a couple of hundered, but be well aware of what you are actually paying for!
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