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    Really wish this thread wasn't ravaged by missing photobucket photos...


    Anyone here still following this thread happen to have current photos of their tow hook setup?

    Not a bad idea to have with snow coming to many parts, especially for those of us to like to brave the unplowed areas...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Black Knight View Post
    Any thoughts on installing a tow loop on each side and connecting them across the front of the bumper with a removable light bracket or "brush guard". I would be very interested in such a set up.
    So last time I got my neighbor to weld my rear cargo basket for me I also got him to weld these up. This is one of my next install items. The brackets are from a jeep wrangler rear bumper [Jeep CHRYSLER OEM 07-16 Wrangler Rear Bumper-Mount Bracket]. The D-rings are rated at 10,000lbs and were $2 a piece on ebay.

    I have test fit these and the fit into the front "mouth" area of the sx4 and are long enough to reach back to the metal bumper. I am working on a way to attach them with bolts right now. The nice part is that they will fit over the upper black plastic very custom looking. Stay tuned.


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    There is no real metal bumper behind plastic cover. There is a 5mph beam designed to absorb impacts. It is not designed for any sort of towing/tugging or otherwise evacuation duties.

    If you are after aesthetics, then it would be just fine.
    How hard can it be?

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    Quote Originally Posted by midnightsx4 View Post
    There is no real metal bumper behind plastic cover. There is a 5mph beam designed to absorb impacts. It is not designed for any sort of towing/tugging or otherwise evacuation duties.

    If you are after aesthetics, then it would be just fine.

    That's kind of what I was thinking, but isn't there some sort of actual tow point on the front of the vehicle? For emergency situations?
    Even most vehicles with a weaker unibody and no actual frame horns will have at least one point where you can thread in a towhook or attach a strap and can hold up to tension of being pulled.

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    There are indeed two tow hooks under the front of the car.

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    Quote Originally Posted by midnightsx4 View Post
    There is no real metal bumper behind plastic cover. There is a 5mph beam designed to absorb impacts. It is not designed for any sort of towing/tugging or otherwise evacuation duties.

    If you are after aesthetics, then it would be just fine.
    Well, heres some aesthetics I guess. They are bolted to the crash bar. I definitely won't be lifting the weight of the vehicle with these. Its just a more convenient hook on point than under the car. The Tow points under the car are only good for a few angles. If you used the factory tow points with the nose down it would put horrible pressure on the front plastic fascia. So, these D-Rings are as good as I could do.


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    ^ Post up some more photos in the light! I think it looks good.



    Many current new cars have threaded tow hook holes into the crash beams now, usually straight into the pedestal to the unibody (and behind a port through the bumper fascia). I guess it depends on how/where you mounted yours to the crash beam as to how much they can handle.

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