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Tow strap

Posted by Jonnychance, Oct 12, 2019

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  1. Jonnychance

    Jonnychance Proven Member

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    Is this a viable tow strap point for the front of a 98 eclipse gs fwd? It's right by the front cross member.
     

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  2. red_devil

    red_devil Proven Member

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    Nope. That's where your radiator ailment pins go into. Its weak sheet metal. The cross member right next to it is a much better spot.
     

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  3. Jonnychance

    Jonnychance Proven Member

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    Okay it looked kind of weak but I wasn't sure what it was yeah that's where I jack up my car the front crossmember so I figured it would be okay but I figured I'd ask
     
  4. ec17pse

    ec17pse Freelancer

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    Yeah dont use that spot. Either the lower cross brace or find a way to mount it through the crashbar and to the chassis rails.

    I did the rails but i made custom mountings for the crash bar but its a strong placement.

    If you have it low just be aware it could snag on something

    Look at this as its another thread on mountings https://www.dsmtuners.com/threads/tow-strap-mounting.519984/
     

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