How do you plan and what are you planning to tow with hooks like the ones you posted? The hooks that you have posted are meant to help in pulling you out when you get stuck, and even then I would not want to put any side load from pulling on an angle, they'd most likely bend or snap. They might provide better access to "tow" points on really lowered vehicles. But in all the years of this forum I have not seen them on any of the lowered Foresters here.Thanks for the input. I plan on towing
The provided hooks on the front are only supposed to be for tying the vehicle down on a flat bed truck instead of towing.Better to use the hooks provided in the front and since you will have to add a trailer hitch for 'towing' that will become your rear pull point.
Tragic end to football break
October 04, 2009 07:06pm
TRAGEDY has again rocked the town of Smithton after a local footballer was killed in a freak accident yesterday.
Josh Stein, 18, suffered a fatal head injury while four-wheel driving with Irishtown Football Club mates on an end-of-season trip.
Tragedy struck about 3am when a team member's 4WD got bogged on Sandy Cape Rd, south of Temma on the state's remote West Coast.
Tasmania Police Sergeant Leanne Walters said several men assembled a towing system in a bid to free the vehicle.
However, the tow ball and snatch strap came loose.
The tow ball catapulted, smashing through the back window of the vehicle where Mr Stein was sitting, striking a fatal blow to his head.
Witnesses described the incident as "particularly horrific". It is not known if alcohol was involved.
The provided hooks on the front are only supposed to be for tying the vehicle down on a flat bed truck instead of towing.
You start being snatched out of a bog with the standard ones and somebody is going to be wearing it - generally it is the other car/driver or an onlooker standing too close to the action.
Same thing goes for the rear tow bar, if you use the tow ball for attaching the snatch strap etc then somebody/something will end up wearing the tow ball when it snaps off.
Tow balls are strictly for towing.
^^ The provided front tow hook works fine if you need someone to give you a pull out of something (granted someone is in the Foz giving it gas at the same time)......but the front one will bend if sideways stress is put on it. I've used it many times to pull out lightly-stranded vehicles that just need a slight nudge. I would NOT use it to pull dead weight/non-powered vehicle.
The rear tow point is much beefier, and can handle a bit more. I've also used it to pull stranded vehicles and a few cars that were dead weight, it did just fine, but I would not use it for anything more than just a quick pull here and there. A tow hitch would be the best thing to use if you're planning on constantly getting stuck or constantly helping stranded cars. But if you are going to TOW something, then you need a proper tow hitch.
^^Good to know this. This might be of some consideration Wheel Nets & Car Tie Downs : Ratchet Straps, Tie Down Straps, E Track Tie Downs, Moving Blankets & Pads, Cargo Straps, U.S. Cargo ControlMy fault guys i meant what subyroo said i will be towing it on a flat bed and i thought if i bout some from Ebay they would give a little more tie down support then the Uhaul triler will offer.
And BTW i have seen some CLEAN STIs that would work majority of us over in 1/4 or track....havnt seen to many of those hondas now since i think of it i have NEVER seen a HONDA with one in Tucson area.....