Rear replacement bumper with towbar vs standard bumper and towbar

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Rear replacement bumper with towbar vs standard bumper and towbar

Post by Oetie » 30 Jan 2019 08:11

Morning all

Been thinking lately :think: ... My patrol (2009 GU TD42) does not have a tow bar and I need to have one fitted. The question then came up if it will be ok to just have one fitted, and of so by whom to ensure you have a solid towbar or should one just close the eyes and have a complete rear bumper fitted, obviously the latter comes at a huge expense...

If I only fit the towbar I would like to have the version where you can remove the towball and replace it with a recovery point.

So please let us have your thoughts, pro and cons; and in the process past some picks of your setup for all to drool over.... :blonde:
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Re: Rear replacement bumper with towbar vs standard bumper and towbar

Post by Peter Connan » 30 Jan 2019 15:19

As far as Y61 tupperware goes, the standard rear bumper is the second thing you will damage when going off road, with the first being the side steps.

But if you don't 4x4 seriously, then the steel bumper only adds weight.
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Re: Rear replacement bumper with towbar vs standard bumper and towbar

Post by pgreeff » 30 Jan 2019 15:45

Agreed, on my first outing the tinfoil steps crumpled and I ripped my rear bumper off. Consider an off road bumper if you're going to be playing off road. Fixing the rear bumper with Nissan parts just once will cost as much as an off road replacement.
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