Stilo JTD Dynamic 3door hatch
Has anyone got this model with a towbar fitted ?
If so can you tell me what make the towbar is, and more importantly,
has the rear bumper been cut to make room for it ?
My drivers hand book says that the rear bumper should not be cut or drilled
any where that will show when the towbar is removed.
2 companies I have contacted say that a towbar cannot be fitted without
the rear bumper.
Thank you Mike S
On my Stilo Abarth I had a Witter Towbar fitted. A bumper cut IS required,
however the cut is not visible.
If you look at your bumper from underneath then you will find that it has a
return flange about 3 or 4 inches deep/long in the horizontal plane. When
the cut goes just to the edge of this flange without going into the start of
the vertical climb.
The clearance is close so a poor fitter could cut too deep and make the edge
of the cut visible from the rear.
The towbar I had was a fixed one.
Witter, Brink, Elbe etc. all have fitting instructions / diagrams on their
websites. They can be a little cryptic to look at, especially when
referring to bumper cutting diagrams.
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