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#8433
Detachable towbar for SW20/MkII 6 Years, 11 Months ago Karma: 133
I don't know if there is a market for this so I would like to know if there would be anybody wanting a detachable towbar for their SW20/MkII ? How much would you be willing to pay ?

When not in use you simply remove two bolts and the part that would normally be sticking out is removed. Keeping the sporty look of your MR2. If you only have the one car it could be handy for towing a trailer for larger items like furniture, dustbins, building materials or even towing a caravan.
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#8437
Re: Detachable towbar for SW20/MkII 6 Years, 11 Months ago Karma: 312
Marty leave the towing to the volkswagon guys


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You're driving a sports car, they're not supposed to be towing!! :cheer:
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#8448
Re:Detachable towbar for SW20/MkII 6 Years, 11 Months ago Karma: 11
i was actually thinkin bout putting a towbar on the mr, going on a road trip to spain next month in the car and really wanted to take my buggy with me as there some really cool offroad tracks around where im going, havnt decided yet but having a trailer wud limit the car to 60 which is a big no no on the french motorways!
Have you got a detachable towbar or u sellin one?
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#8452
Re:Detachable towbar for SW20/MkII 6 Years, 11 Months ago Karma: 133
I have one already and I am thinking about making more to sell.
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Re:Detachable towbar for SW20/MkII 6 Years, 11 Months ago Karma: 148
A towbar on an MR2? OMG!
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Re:Detachable towbar for SW20/MkII 6 Years, 11 Months ago Karma: 133
Yes I can see the funny side but that is why it is a detachable towbar. Don't be under any delusions, the MR2 is not an exotic sports car like a Lamborghini. This towbar makes the MR2 a little bit more practicle eg. I borrowed my fathers' trailer to transport my mig welder which is quite large. I would love to see you try and stick that in your boot
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Re:Detachable towbar for SW20/MkII 6 Years, 11 Months ago Karma: 312
Marty J wrote:
the MR2 is not an exotic sports car like a Lamborghini.



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#8492
Re:Detachable towbar for SW20/MkII 6 Years, 11 Months ago Karma: 25
bahahaha!

only thing to be wary of is that towbars have to E-certified blah blah, so just remove it when NCT is coming. i have seen a porsche towing a boat before so who knows?!
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Re:Detachable towbar for SW20/MkII 6 Years, 11 Months ago Karma: 312
Marty J wrote:



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Ahaaaa!! So lambos can have tow bars!!
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Re:Detachable towbar for SW20/MkII 6 Years, 11 Months ago Karma: 148
Yeah I think id just borrow my mates van or use the girlfriends car.
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#9555
Re:Detachable towbar for SW20/MkII 6 Years, 10 Months ago Karma: 6
toyota supplied them for the mr2 from new as an optional extra had one on my previous car
very prctical
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Re: Detachable towbar for SW20/MkII 5 Years, 8 Months ago Karma: 0
i am interested in your tow bar
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Re: Detachable towbar for SW20/MkII 5 Years, 8 Months ago Karma: 133
I would not have a price for one because looking through the posts I didn't think it went down too well.

I suppose I could make them to order, how much are you willing to pay ?

hawsons what are you planning on towing ?
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Re: Detachable towbar for SW20/MkII 5 Years, 5 Months ago Karma: 11
One thing that would be real handy having a towbar for, would be to carry bikes on a rack that attaches to the ball hitch itself. It wouldn't be too heavy a load on the car, wouldn't restrict the French speed limits either.

I suppose I'm a bit odd in that I have an A4 estate as a daily driver, but that was in getting its 180,000 mile timing belt change and I would have liked to have been able to carry my bike to Ballyhoura for a cycle while the A4 was in the garage..
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Re: Detachable towbar for SW20/MkII 5 Years, 5 Months ago Karma: 133
Exactly Cathal, this towbar is there to help you out and when it's not needed it it is detachable.

I don't expect to use mine often, especially now my wife now has a Golf TDI, but I know I have that option.
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Re:Detachable towbar for SW20/MkII 5 Years, 5 Months ago Karma: 154
Quandry wrote:
Marty J wrote:
the MR2 is not an exotic sports car like a Lamborghini.



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#43636
Re:Detachable towbar for SW20/MkII 4 Years, 10 Months ago Karma: 312
I can't believe I am bumping this, but actually now I am considering a small trailer for my 2....

Did you get any further with this Marty??
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#43638
Re: Detachable towbar for SW20/MkII 4 Years, 10 Months ago Karma: 133
I received a pm from one person ages ago about this, but they didn't get back to me.

I would need to price materials and options which would increase the price.

Would you want it galvanized and/or powder coated ?
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#43641
Re: Detachable towbar for SW20/MkII 4 Years, 10 Months ago Karma: 312
Just powder coat would do, but can you put up pics of where it mounts/how it looks?
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Re: Detachable towbar for SW20/MkII 4 Years, 10 Months ago Karma: 133
Sorry no photos at the moment.

Part of it is bolted to the two rear tow eyes and another part of it uses the three long bolts that go into the rear cross-beam.

The detachable section with the tow ball slides inside the fixed part and is held there by two bolts.

The electrical connectors are permanently attached. These you would need to sourced by yourself which are easy to find.

You would hardly notice the permanent part is there when the tow ball is detached.
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#43656
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Could be good for attaching one of those bike carriers....
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#43674
Re: Detachable towbar for SW20/MkII 4 Years, 10 Months ago Karma: 133
That looks pretty small, what are you going to use it for ?
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#43676
Re: Detachable towbar for SW20/MkII 4 Years, 10 Months ago Karma: 15
lads.... i understand were ur comin from...but i just think its wrong mods/after market shite I.M.O IS bad enough.... but when u start mounting a tow bar!!! W.T.F???....and i strongly disagree wit eariler comments above! ok......."Don't be under any delusions, the MR2 is not an exotic sports car like a Lamborghini" well! i disagree! the mr2 for me is an entry level sports car that i can afford AND LETS REMEMBER we are talkin 20 years here for somthing thats still tickin over..so respect due! it may not be a lamborghini BUT! i sure as arse! would not insult it by mounting IT wit with a bloody TOW BAR ( GET A FFEN JEEP TOO TOE THINGS!!!)and sorry if u cant afford 1 then sell ur 2 and buy 1 but 2'S ARE NOT for pullin trailers ? and i dont care if original spec had room for a t bar that was over 20 years ago! compression in engine has since droped! its A TWO SEATER MID ENGINED SPORTS CAR???? NOT some transporter/tow truck!! il leave ya to it but i just dont get the whole tow/mods thing perhapes i was nieave in comimg to this site as i automatically assumed mr2 web site would be for the lovers of the orignal motor not canibals!!! sorry if thats a little strong dont mean too insult anybody but really a tow bar on a 2....theres hardly any proper 2's left never mind makin them pull trailors!!!! i think im just an up my own hole puriest of the 2..sorry mods are bad enough..but tow bars....NO!
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#43677
Re: Detachable towbar for SW20/MkII 4 Years, 10 Months ago Karma: 15
Quandry wrote:
I am thinking something like this.

www.halfords.ie/webapp/wcs/stores/servle...-1_categoryId_212363


complete insult too the 2.
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#43682
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i agree with greg no way would u find a towbar on my 2
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cozzy90 wrote:
i agree with greg no way would u find a towbar on my 2

thank u cozzy90
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Quandry wrote:
I can't believe I am bumping this, but actually now I am considering a small trailer for my 2....

Did you get any further with this Marty??


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Punky1968 wrote:
Could be good for attaching one of those bike carriers....


BIKES ON A 2!!!! MORE STONES NEEDED!!!! BOOOOOHHHHHHHH.......
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