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 Post subject: The joys of owning a tow ball
Posted: Wed Nov 02, 2011 8:40 am 
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yesterday i was driving along , drove through a around a round-about and there was this car on the left with both doors open and a oncoming car so there was no space to avoid it so i had to brake harshly to avoid mincing some wog c*** into his door and unregrettably some vl or similar decided not to be watching what he was doing and rear ended my ef.

i pulled over lit up a smoke getting ready to see my rear bumper totally rooted and well to my surprise there was a tiny scratch on the left side of the bumper, commie paint on the tow-ball and at that point i turned around to inspect 2 broken headlights a "Snapped" front bumper-bar a punched-in radiator on the commie which looked as if it had been somebody's pride and joy

Buy a tow-ball :"D they are fun

 

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 Post subject: Re: The joys of owning a tow ball
Posted: Wed Nov 02, 2011 8:58 am 
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haha nice, another vl thats been f**k up. keep up the good work :twisted:

 

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 Post subject: Re: The joys of owning a tow ball
Posted: Wed Nov 02, 2011 11:06 am 
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and thats why i leave the tow toung with ball on the cars i own.

 

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 Post subject: Re: The joys of owning a tow ball
Posted: Wed Nov 02, 2011 11:08 am 
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yep i always leave mine on. also if someone hits me good itl bend all up underneith the car resulting in a right off meaning i get a payout lol, if i got hit without a towbar chances are it would bend the boot and bumper and they would fix it

 

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 Post subject: Re: The joys of owning a tow ball
Posted: Wed Nov 02, 2011 11:40 am 
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Yes, tow bars are good, especially when they are a Class 4 Hayman-Reece.....
http://youtu.be/Csdy22AXVxE
Look at what they car do here.....at the 8:20 mark.....

 

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 Post subject: Re: The joys of owning a tow ball
Posted: Wed Nov 02, 2011 11:50 am 
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Omg that is fking GOLD!

 

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 Post subject: Re: The joys of owning a tow ball
Posted: Wed Nov 02, 2011 3:18 pm 
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they are an s**t parking defender. I know that if im parked in a multi story with end on end spaces, it will 'fend' off s**t parkers before they hit the bumper. Also works with parallel spaces :)
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 Post subject: Re: The joys of owning a tow ball
Posted: Wed Nov 02, 2011 4:42 pm 
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I have a towbar and towball on all of my cars.....Added rear end protection.

 

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 Post subject: Re: The joys of owning a tow ball
Posted: Wed Nov 02, 2011 4:47 pm 
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yep good pretection, they are also good for towing trailers!
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 Post subject: Re: The joys of owning a tow ball
Posted: Wed Nov 02, 2011 7:45 pm 
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^So true^

 

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 Post subject: Re: The joys of owning a tow ball
Posted: Wed Nov 02, 2011 7:50 pm 
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Troy wrote:
yep good pretection, they are also good for towing trailers!

really? :shock:

 

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 Post subject: Re: The joys of owning a tow ball
Posted: Wed Nov 02, 2011 8:26 pm 
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it was somehow satisfying to see the other car so fked up , but a scratch on mine

 

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 Post subject: Re: The joys of owning a tow ball
Posted: Wed Nov 02, 2011 8:30 pm 
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what did the owner have to say for himself? lol

bry40l wrote:
Troy wrote:
yep good pretection, they are also good for towing trailers!

really? :shock:


well so i've heard...i haven't used mine yet, usually use the ltd for towing.
not even for f**k up vl's lol
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 Post subject: Re: The joys of owning a tow ball
Posted: Wed Nov 02, 2011 8:33 pm 
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Hahah this is priceless.....similar story happened to me. I was at the lights and a P plater in a brand new Hyundai getz that wasn't watching smashed on his brakes, wheels locked up and went right up my rear end. Now u can imagine the expression on my face when i have just got my car back from the panel beaters two days ago after a cement truck had reversed into it. Anyways upon inspection of my car i noticed a small bit of red paid paint on the tow ball. The i looked at his car ......................................................................................................................................................his car was basically folded in half. Smashed front bumper and reo....straight through to the radiator which showed a steady stream of coolant dripping onto the road. He only had the car for a week.

So yes tow balls are the best protection for the rear of your car. I was about to mine off a couple of weeks before this as well.

PS. Notice the BOLD words....lol haha

 

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 Post subject: Re: The joys of owning a tow ball
Posted: Thu Nov 03, 2011 2:29 am 
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I have had a towbar on my ef xr6 since new...to date it does not have one scratch on the rear bumper.The towbar,however,seems to have a different color of paint on it every week.Best option i ever put on the car, and clearly effective against morons that cant park cars for s**t!
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