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Default Does anyone have a factory towbar on an SG ?

Several years ago I took the factory towbar off my wife's SG Forester and fit it to mine, now I have Subaxtreme Rear bar I decided to refit the factor towbar to her car but I have a problem....

I can't remember how the carbon filter canister mounts as the standard bracket for it now fouls on the towbar. What am I forgetting here?

A description or picture of how it fits together would be awesome, thanks.
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I got it, the bracket goes on before the towbar (doh!)

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Gidday LV

My SG has an OEM tow bar.

My tow bar might not be typical, though. The wiring loom has a Liberty part number, and the bar compliance plate says it has a load rating of 1,800 kgs and a ball weight of 180 kgs. Methinks it might be for a Liberty/Outback originally.

The carbon canister brackets hold it towards the centre of the car, inboard from the bar<->car bracket on the driver's side.

I will try to take a photo of it.
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Some piccies ...











Hope that these help a bit ...
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Thanks Ratbag!

Your OEM bar is a bit different to mine, but the carbon filter bracket fits the same way.


By the way mate, I swear by 5L bottles of Lanox and a $10 pump spray pack. I use it to coat the bottom of my car when I return from offroading, by the looks of your photos you could treat your Foz to some underbody loving










oh, I think the beers have kicked in
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My medications no longer come in bottles labelled "Mother Murpy's Nut Brown Laughing Water" ... . Most are contraindicated with alcohol. Fortunately I gave up alcohol in 1986!

It's going to take longer than the rest of my life for that rust to get anywhere with that 6mm plate .

The rest of Roo2's underbelly is in much better condition.
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