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All you need to know about towbars for Mitsubishi Challenger

Mitsubishi first introduced the Challenger into their range in 1998. The Mitsubishi Challenger is available as a ATV/SUV, or Van. So you know you are installing the right towbar on your Mitsubishi Challenger, we have looked at towing capacity, electrical kits, bumper cuts and more for each variation of Mitsubishi Challenger below.


Mitsubishi Challenger ATV/SUV(All variants) Towbars

The Mitsubishi Challenger ATV/SUV(All variants) was first released in 1998. To determine which variant of Mitsubishi Challenger you have, check your vehicle logbook. This will ensure you purchase the correct towbar.


Mitsubishi Challenger ATV/SUV(All variants) Nose Weight

ATV/SUV(All variants) models made between 1998 and 2000 have a minimum nose weight of 115 kg and a maximum nose weight of 115 kg, between 1999 and 2007 have a minimum nose weight of 115 kg and a maximum nose weight of 115 kg.

What does nose weight mean?

Nose weight is the force on the towball when a caravan or trailer is attached. Every towbar for every vehicle will have a specific nose weight for that vehicle which can differ between the age of the vehicle and the variation of the model. It is crucial that you don’t exceed the nose weight set on the towbar as this is dangerous and can decrease stability when towing.


Mitsubishi Challenger ATV/SUV(All variants) Electric Kits

Electrical kits connect the electrics in your ATV/SUV(All variants) to the electrics on your trailer, bike rack or caravan so your lights are still visible.

Electric kits for Mitsubishi Challenger ATV/SUV(All variants)

We would always recommend having a dedicated electrics kit installed, where possible. This syncs with modern computer functions of your ATV/SUV(All variants), like ABS and trailer stability, rather than just basic lighting.

Why is a dedicated kit important? Well, not only does it work with the specific features of your vehicle, but it also protects the warranty of your ATV/SUV(All variants) and works with any enhanced safety features you may have.

Of course, you can choose between a dedicated kit or a universal kit, and we do offer both, but a universal electrical kit can affect your manufacturer warranty and you might also need to install a bypass relay.


Mitsubishi Challenger ATV/SUV(All variants) Software Update

We will alert you as to whether your ATV/SUV(All variants) requires a software update when you choose your towbar electrics kit.

Does my vehicle need a software update?

Sometimes your vehicle may need a software update to accommodate your new dedicated electrical kit. This is so all of the latest computer features in your ATV/SUV(All variants) can accurately co-ordinate with your towbar electrics.

Software updates can take place at your local Mitsubishi dealership when your vehicle is in for service. Or, this can sometimes be updated at your local garage when you arrange towbar fitting through WebFit.


Mitsubishi Challenger ATV/SUV(All variants) Bumper Cuts

ATV/SUV(All variants) models made between 1998 and 2000 will not require a non-visible bumper cut in order to be fitted, between 1999 and 2007 will not require a non-visible bumper cut in order to be fitted.

Does my vehicle need a bumper cut?

Some towbar styles might require a bumper cut in order to be fitted to your vehicle. But, this is improving and newer vehicles are less likely to require a bumper cut due to better towbar designs.


Mitsubishi Challenger ATV/SUV(All variants) Towing Capacity

ATV/SUV(All variants) models made between 1998 and 2000 have a towing capacity of 2800 kg to 2800 kg, between 1999 and 2007 have a towing capacity of 2800 kg to 2800 kg.

Be sure to check the EXACT towing capacity of your vehicle before towing on your VIN plate.

What is towing capacity?

Towing capacity is the weight that your ATV/SUV(All variants) is capable of towing safely, but it can vary even across the same model of car. It is important to note that the capacity of the towbar and the towing capacity of the ATV/SUV(All variants) may differ, so you should always go by the specific towing weight of your vehicle, indicated above.


To find specific details for your Mitsubishi Challenger, select your vehicle below.



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