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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 07-13-04, 04:23 AM Thread Starter
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Question Towbar or no towbar???!!!

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if you look at my profile you will see that i have a towbar on my EB

when a towbar is installed do they make ur bak end higher? cause whenever i see a car with a towbar their bakend is realyl high! my theory is that they think... "oh well they will need the room for the bakend to lower down with a big heavy trailer on the back, so we will make it higher to start off with"

is that correct? (im not confident with that theory tho!)

if so would it be worth removing my towbar as i hate my bakend being so high!!

without the use of getin the car lowered all round (thats later)


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post #2 of 10 (permalink) Old 07-13-04, 05:25 AM
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Re: Towbar or no towbar???!!!

AFAIK should be absolutely no difference in ride height with the towbar fitted.
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Re: Towbar or no towbar???!!!

Some people might fit heavy duty springs if they tow alot but taking your towbar off isnt going to lower your car
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Re: Towbar or no towbar???!!!

towbar...****s up cars when they run into you and halves the damage to your car...make sure you keep the towball on too!

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Re: Towbar or no towbar???!!!

The person you bought the car off probably towed a large boat or caravan, so fitted raised and/or heavy duty springs to the rear. If you take off your towbar, if anything the rear end height will go up a mill. or two(less weight on the rear). If you want to make the rear lower, why not get just the rear springs now, at the height you want, and do the rest later.
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Re: Towbar or no towbar???!!!

davway - my towbar/ball saved my EA's rear bar when some dumb fuk in a vn rear ended me near taco bills; cracked his number plate and front bar in half tho lol and bent his bonnet up and bend some of the fins on his radiator

wish it had ruptured his radiator tho, stupid **** not looking where he was going

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Re: Towbar or no towbar???!!!

i had 4 (count em) people rear end me when i drove the EA (of which 2 were Excels and 3 of the 4 happened at the same roundabout in the space of about a month... i still have nightmares)...

the towbar on the EA makes a nice stab wound in the plastic bumper of an Excel, although the VG Valiant that slid in to me in the wet did bend it slightly... It's cheap insurance - leave it on and lower the car.

If you're careful, you can tow some decent weight trailers with a lowered car too... friend of mine used to tow a horse trailer with a king-lows EL... bottomed out occasionally, but if he was careful it was fine.

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Re: Towbar or no towbar???!!!

a tow bar is great for a low speed bingle, generally saves ur car from a hell of a lot of damage.
That is one of the reasons i've left it on my car, on the other hand, due to the way some towbars are mounted to the car, a rear end hit can basicallly bend the rear of the car down (from the rear doors back) and thus making it a complete write off, obviously on a cheaper car you'll end up with a write off anyway but its something to keep in mind, i've seen a lot of photos where the rear end of the car looks undamaged but the whole car is bent :o

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Re: Towbar or no towbar???!!!

My car is superlow and has a tow bar, i have no problems at all towing.
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Re: Towbar or no towbar???!!!

They always come in handy, keep the towball!

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