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Tow bar fitter recommendations

By 9 February 2012 9

I need to get a tow bar fitted on my 08 Lancer.

Can anyone help with a recommendation of who can do a good job at a reasonable price?

Anyone had recent experience of how much I should expect to pay these days?

Northside preferable.

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9 Responses to Tow bar fitter recommendations
#1
Solidarity10:53 am, 09 Feb 12

Looking at around $650 for the CJ Lancer kit then add a few hours of labour.

#2
devils_advocate11:23 am, 09 Feb 12

The CJ requires a special wiring loom patch, I think – I think it would be prohibitive to attempt to wire it from scratch.

From memory, the mitsubishi dealership in Woden wasn’t *too* bad (very rare occasion factory service/parts are actually competitive!). If you bought from there they will more than likely give you a reasonable deal.

#3
FioBla11:49 am, 09 Feb 12

Not a recommendation, but there is Towbar Discounts at: http://towbardiscounts.hopout.com.au/

You could get a email quote at least on towbardiscounts@gmail.com

#4
vet11112:20 pm, 09 Feb 12

Don’t go to a dealer, whatever you do – dealer estimate for mine was more than triple what I eventually paid. I also needed a special wiring unit…

Can recommend Pride Auto Accessories in Fyshwick – quick and easy to deal with, for a good price!

#5
carnardly2:04 pm, 09 Feb 12

what do you pay?

It depends on what type of towing you’re going to do. box trailer to the tip on weekends or something more substantial. I mean a lancer isn’t going to be able to pull a horse float etc so it depends on what type you get and what its rating is. Plus you probably should be aware of the tare weight of your car.

eg – a strap on the back jobbie or say a hayman reece hitch receiver.

#6
SupaSal2:20 pm, 09 Feb 12

Kemble st in Mitchell I paid $500 for my falcon with a 2.5tonne towing capacity

#7
shirty_bear2:49 pm, 09 Feb 12

SupaSal said :

Kemble st in Mitchell I paid $500 for my falcon with a 2.5tonne towing capacity

Suspect this refers to Haig Park Offroad; I used these guys for a standard tow bar for a Magna about 5 years ago. They did good – no dramas, cost about 4 hunj all up from memory.

vet111 said :

Don’t go to a dealer, whatever you do – dealer estimate for mine was more than triple what I eventually paid.

This. I had exactly the same experience (with Ford, not the Magna, fwiw).

#8
SupaSal10:01 pm, 09 Feb 12

Yep haig it was no dramas also just got my roof racks off them with cradle for a paddling boats

#9
Sandman10:37 pm, 09 Feb 12

Max at Woden Towbars. Have used him a few times. Very friendly old guy who has very good rates and has been there, done that when it comes to towbars.

Take it to a dealer and chances are an apprentice will be taking to your shiny Lancer with power tools. Do you really want that?

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