SLK 200 Towbar ? - Mercedes Benz SLK Forum

General Discussion Topics must pertain to all 3 generations of SLK - R170, R171 and R172

 
LinkBack Thread Tools
#1 Old 04-14-2009
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Posts: 5
Chats: 0
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
(Thread Starter)
SLK 200 Towbar ?

Has anyone on this forum fitted a towbar to their SLK. I bought this Witter one off Ebay - see pics below - recently but when I asked a local fitter for a price to put it on my car he said that Witter never produced for an SLK. Would appreciate any advice on this. Thanks, Roy
Attached Images
File Type: jpg Towbar 1.jpg (10.5 KB, 126 views)
File Type: jpg Towbar 2.jpg (11.5 KB, 120 views)
SoopDood is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
#2 Old 04-14-2009
DansSlk
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Chats:
Mentioned: Post(s)
Tagged: Thread(s)
Quoted: Post(s)
I have never seen any SLK with a towbar fitted, i don't know if MB even makes a towbar for the car.

The rear structure does not lend itself well to a towbar install, in fact no structure exists in the spot that most towbars attach.
#3 Old 04-15-2009
Registered Users
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Vehicle: SLK55AMG
Other Toys: Triumph T800
Posts: 829
Country:
Chats: 0
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 4 Post(s)
Thanks: 32
Thanked 157 Times in 109 Posts
SLK is not homologated for towing. That bar isnt a certified witter slk fitment for certain
Legin is offline  
 
#4 Old 04-19-2009
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Posts: 5
Chats: 0
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
(Thread Starter)
Towbar

Update on the towbar debacle. Turns out the Ebay seller has misinformed me as the towbar is for an E class Mercedes. That explains why the thing looked so damn huge. Needless to say, I'm pursuing a refund.

Roy
SoopDood is offline  
#5 Old 04-19-2009
Thread Hijacker
 
dmjonez's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Kennesaw, GA
Vehicle: formerly 2001 SLK320, and 2006 55AMG. Shopping again.
Other Toys: MB E550 4matic, MB C300, Saab 9-3, PT Cruiser, Ram 1500, 737-700/800
Posts: 2,798
Country:
Chats: 1599
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Thanks: 652
Thanked 782 Times in 401 Posts
Send a message via Yahoo to dmjonez Send a message via Skype™ to dmjonez
Quote:
Originally Posted by SoopDood View Post
Update on the towbar debacle. Turns out the Ebay seller has misinformed me as the towbar is for an E class Mercedes. That explains why the thing looked so damn huge. Needless to say, I'm pursuing a refund.

Roy
If that doesn't work, you could always get an E class to go with it...

dmjonez is offline  
#6 Old 04-20-2009
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Posts: 5
Chats: 0
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
(Thread Starter)
Now that's a good idea......
SoopDood is offline  
#7 Old 12-10-2014
Registered Users
 
Join Date: Jan 2014
Location: Kuala lumpur
Vehicle: SLK 200 (R 171) 2010 model
Other Toys: Honda CRV,Cervelo bicycle
Posts: 10
Country:
Chats: 0
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
any new updates on tow bar for SLK 200
Jamil Ahmad is offline  
#8 Old 12-10-2014
Administrator/Founding Member

 
jbanks15's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Tampa, Florida
Vehicle: 2009 SLK 55 AMG Kleemann Supercharger, ECU tune, Headers and LSD, CF Diffuser
Posts: 91,161
Country:
Chats: 38
Mentioned: 458 Post(s)
Tagged: 5 Thread(s)
Quoted: 6494 Post(s)
Thanks: 3,232
Thanked 11,025 Times in 8,384 Posts
fyi, this thread is over 5 years old and original poster has not been back since:
Last Activity: 08-08-2009


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

Jeff, US Army Master Sergeant Retired
Administrator/Founding Member
2009 SLK 55 AMG Black/Black
Kleemann Supercharger thread here:

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

Kleemann ECU Tune, headers and downpipes thread here:

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

Albums:
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

ClearBra
OEM MB Plexiglass Draught Stop
Smarttop version 3.22
Previous - 02 SLK 320, 05 SLK 350
jbanks15 is online now  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

  Lower Navigation
Go Back   Mercedes Benz SLK Forum > General Discussion about Mercedes Benz SLKs > General Discussion

Bookmarks

Quick Reply
Message:
Options
Upload your files to MEGAUPLOAD
Upload your images to ImageShack

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Mercedes Benz SLK Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in











Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
User Tag List

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Slk 200 Corkscrew SLK R171 General Discussion 12 07-18-2010 06:45 PM
TOWBAR wanted for 2001 SLK230 ozzienorm SLK Parts Wanted 4 11-05-2009 06:05 AM
SLK 200 Kompressor Dimi190E General Discussion 0 01-06-2009 03:03 PM
What's an SLK 200? alexthegreat SLK R171 General Discussion 55 10-28-2007 10:49 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome
 

Clubs, Garage Plus vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.