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but if he pulls her through the snow thats getting 2 things done at once.

Haha thats thinking right there.
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Highly advise like every tow truck driver then

If you think about it... their job is to hold the car. Even the aluminum ones on my vette were fine. It may change alignment (toe in) but that shouldn't happen either.

Why?

Think about e36 rear lower control arms. Salad tongs, and they will bend super easy. Friend had his bent on a dyno.
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I thought those tow hooks arent tow hooks but securing points used while on the container ships. If you use it to toe, its going to damage the car.
miatas have those, men's cars get real tow hooks
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Think about e36 rear lower control arms. Salad tongs, and they will bend super easy. Friend had his bent on a dyno.

Oh yea this is true, it's pretty pathetic... its off an e36 that received an LS2 and it's replacement pictured bellow





I was thinking front arms, and yeah the e36 is one car you wouldn't want to pull on the rear lowers on; uppers would be better but you'll never reach them. Visually it would stop anyone with half a brain and it's why the e36 has a tow hook Pulling on rears in general isn't a good idea since they are never as strong as the fronts.



I guess this is one thing the stick axle is better suited for
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Man i sure would like a set of of adjustable solid end arms. Being that the entire rear end is in pieces I may try and scrape together the 300 or so.

You happen to know how camber is adjusted with the replacement arms?


But ya, I assume one good look would tell you those are a bad place to tie down or pull from. Just was the first example i thought of.
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You just back the nut in or out on the end I think, though the proper "kit" to do it has some extra pieces..

http://www.vorshlag.com/product_info...roducts_id=395

That's pretty cheap though... $153 and it includes a new arm plus pieces for the front. It's "per side" I think so $300 total, yeah.
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Also, for recovering cars you need the proper attachments.

http://www.easternwreckerstore.com/T-Hook-p/11-7a.htm

You can use that one by inserting it into your transmission cross member or a similar part of the chassis.
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Also, for recovering cars you need the proper attachments.

http://www.easternwreckerstore.com/T-Hook-p/11-7a.htm

You can use that one by inserting it into your transmission cross member or a similar part of the chassis.

those are made to go in any oval shaped hole in the frame, mainly on fords. They work good.
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those are made to go in any oval shaped hole in the frame, mainly on fords. They work good.

yeah, also you can run a big strap through the open doors and put some blankets from scratching the paint.

Apparently you can also pull a vehicle by the seat belts but I don't want to find out what kind of damage it might do.
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yeah, also you can run a big strap through the open doors and put some blankets from scratching the paint.

Apparently you can also pull a vehicle by the seat belts but I don't want to find out what kind of damage it might do.

Why all the hostility? I was agreeing they're a good tool to have.
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Why all the hostility? I was agreeing they're a good tool to have.

I wasn't being hostile... just suggesting other methods.
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top update anyone i read the manual, found the towhook but it said not to use it. I'm pretty sure I could have, but I strapped to the beefy lower control arm and out she came.

thanks for the shovel suggestions, 1/4 mile and 18 inches aint happenin.
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The tow hook is in the trunk. Should be with the jack and whatnot.

In my hatch, its under the trunk tray.

This is the correct answer.

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top update anyone i read the manual, found the towhook but it said not to use it. I'm pretty sure I could have, but I strapped to the beefy lower control arm and out she came.

thanks for the shovel suggestions, 1/4 mile and 18 inches aint happenin.

Cool beans.
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