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hey guys ive been reading through some of the threads and they are all old on this subject i need a towbar for my 99 s2 rs4s with dayz kit the only place i have found that will do 1 is in sydney fast fit and is only rated to 1200kg for $600 please help im in newcastle and i would like something rated over 1500kg

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Ha ... ive been on the phone all day trying to sort one for my M35...

fast fit.. fast fit... hmmm ahhh NO.

anyway i found a guy just near Wollongong who will custom make one for $700

i asked if he could design it to take 1500kg breaked, he said he might be able to get it up to 1700kg , he's done a few before, he's a nice bloke and he speaks english.

im taking my car down there tomorrow, and because its built from scratch, its a day and a half.

Fast fit said 3 hrs.

ill let you know how it all goes.

i dont like using big companies with massive turnover..(thats just my choice though) you dont get the service and i bet all the wiring is stripped, twisted and taped up.. FAIL!

anyway - south coast tow bars unanderra is where im going.

stay tuned

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i have just spoken to hayman reese and they said if someone in melbourne wanted to give them a car for a week they could do something depending on the popularity so if every1 one with a stagea starts ringing them asking for a tow bar they will do something so every1 start ringing them 1800 812 017

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hey guys just for ur info i found this guy in 1 of the old threads and is still around in a.c.t if there is enough people maybe we could get a group buy on this

below are the details he emailed me this is to suit the c34

Hi,

Thanks for your enquiry .

Relevant data re the towbar is:

Heavy duty Hayman Reese type (50mm square hitch) rated at 2 000kg towing.

All removable parts are Hayman Reese and readily available.

Cost is $725 plus freight ( to Newcastle about $35).

Written warranty and fitting instructions are provided. Towbar is not certified as legal in your state (this situation is a common with most ‘grey imports) but no such problems have been reported to me. I have made about 50 of them. I am not aware of anyone who has gone to the trouble of having one certified. If this is done, however, you should be aware that the certifying engineer (who must be accredited to your State RTA) may vary the rating at his discretion and charge about $500 for the service. I should also point out that , legally, the maximum towing capacity is set by the vehicle manufacturer (Nissan) and the rating given in your owner’s manual is the legal bible.

Payment not required until towbar is completed. Payment by direct deposit or credit card by phone accepted.

Fitting would take about 4 hours for a handyman. If the car is brought to Canberra the fitting charge is $220 for a total of $945 for the complete installation.

No special wiring required and basic harness (with instructions) is supplied with towbar kit.

A copy of the Fitting Instructions can be forwarded by email on request.

Just let me know if and when you require the bar, it will take about a week to have ready.

Please advise any questions you may have.

Regards

Max

Towbars of Woden

0418 674 325

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i have just spoken to hayman reese and they said if someone in melbourne wanted to give them a car for a week they could do something depending on the popularity so if every1 one with a stagea starts ringing them asking for a tow bar they will do something so every1 start ringing them 1800 812 017

Hrmmm, I can do without my car for a week. It's an S2 34 with non-Dayz kit.

I'm very keen for a tow bar. Who'd you speak to?

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http://www.towright....wbar-28302.aspx

that seems more reasonable

1200-1500 - $250, not sure if it will clear your rear bar tho (if you have the dayz optioned one)

Holy crappoly! $250 for a 1500kg bar! Done!

I've been searching for friggin' months. That's a bargain.

Assuming the post to Aus, of course :)

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$250 - id be skeptical...dropped my car off this morning, pick up tomorrow. ill post come pics and let you know what i think when i see the finished product.

from a quick look under the rear, they said 1500KG is not a problem.

happy days

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I just rang this guy. He has posted them to Australia - total cost NZ$640 posted = AU$499.44

Yep, i just got the exact same :)

That is what I consider a bargain. It just so happens that today it payday. Coincidence? I think not!

I've asked for a few pics. Assuming I like what I see, I'll be placing an order mid-July at the latest (highly likely before that).

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$260 shipping seems excessive

but $500 all up is a pretty good price

do tow bars have to be engineered? or can you just bolt your own up? (i've got a towbar for my r31 sitting in the garage)

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Hrmmm, I can do without my car for a week. It's an S2 34 with non-Dayz kit.

I'm very keen for a tow bar. Who'd you speak to?

cant remember who i spoke to it was just some1 from the customer service centre

but u could try and speak to the production manager

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in NSW an engineer has to pass the bar if its a custom made bar, if its a mass produced bar the original would have been tested and passed and so all subsequent ones would "pass" and come "engineered"

dont know about the fitting of it though.

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this is the email i got from towright but i need something a bit heavier than 1200kg but if any1 wants to do the 1 from max pm me and ill see if i can get a group deal going i wont bother unless there is enough interest

Hi Brendan, Yes we freight to Aus and the price delivered to your door is NZ$617.25. the towbar is rated to 1200kg towing capacity

Regards

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hey guys i have asked max about a group deal and this is what he had 2 say

I can offer you a price of $600 each for two or more.

so guys let me know if u are interested and i will get things going

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Picked my m35 up from south coast tow bars yesterday, the job is so tidy, very happy with it, whole bar is hidden but the tongue, I got the tongue put nice and high, 465mm from ground to top of tongue plate to get a nice balance with the trailer, it rides flat and tows beautifly .

And fuel economy is still up near 10km/100 with the trailer and about 400kg loaded in it.

Bar cost $700

I'll post some pics later on

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