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Re: The Towing thread

Hey Guys,
A quick question about the Aussie MOPAR tow bar. Does anyone know if the Bumper inset panel that comes with the US MOPAR tow bar will fit with an Aussie MOPAR Bar? I think that it looks a lot more professional job than the hack job that I have seen done with the Aussie ones around Perth.
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Re: The Towing thread

Does anyone know anything about TAURUS Towbars?

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Hey Guys,
A quick question about the Aussie MOPAR tow bar. Does anyone know if the Bumper inset panel that comes with the US MOPAR tow bar will fit with an Aussie Bar? I think that it looks a lot more professional job than the hack job that I have seen done with the Aussie ones around Perth.
I fitted the Mopar bar myself as I wanted a neater job, see attached pictures for the recommended cut out and the smaller version I did.

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Re: The Towing thread

Nice job - you're in the wrong business.
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Where's the trailer socket? In the boot or underneath?
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Just tucked up underneath, not hard to get to once your kneeling down attaching shackles.
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Just tucked up underneath, not hard to get to once your kneeling down attaching shackles.

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Just tucked up underneath, not hard to get to once your kneeling down attaching shackles.
Good luck with that. I find it hard enough to connect the trailer plug in the normal setup. I wouldn't like to have to do it on a rainy night with frozen fingers. The problem is lining up the pins. The 7-pin flat plug could have been designed better. I'm thinking of switching to a round plug but the flat plug has the advantage of being less vulnerable off-road.
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Good luck with that. I find it hard enough to connect the trailer plug in the normal setup.
Not all of us are 158 years old.
That said, I'm with you, screw that, I happy to have the wider cut for easier access.
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Re: The Towing thread

I thought about cutting it just the receiver opening width and a shade taller, then mounting the trailer socket on top of the bar. The problem then is the shackles, which would end up very close to the bumper. In fact you'd probably need to fit them "pin down", which isn't really a top idea for longer hauls.

Making the cut neat enough that the pinchweld isn't required makes an improvement to the appearance IMO... though it's a towbar, and will never be a thing of beauty. The paint quality is pretty ordinary too.

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Just because I'm out front having a coffee with the dog...

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Re: The Towing thread

According to this image, there is no cut out for the Taurus towbars. Can anyone see this too?
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