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post #1 of 6 Old 02-17-2003, 06:54 PM Thread Starter
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Towing cars

In this snow storm I've been pulling 2wd cars out of ditches and snow drifts. Most cars have those little tow hooks on the rear which works great, but some don't. Anybody know if I can hook up to the axle or chassis. I don't want to rip off any parts or anything. Thanks for some info.

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post #2 of 6 Old 02-17-2003, 10:57 PM
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go to your local chain etc store and pick up a tee end for your chain 90 percent of vehicles have slots in chassis or unibody for hooking to never hook to someones suspension or you will be
paying for theyre repairs instead of helping them.

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We had a discussion back in December about the proper way to help out cars that do not have proper mounting points here

All vehicles sold in North America are mandated to have oval holes in the frame for hooks to be slipped in for towing purposes .. with the right hook-set, you can help anyone in trouble.

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Maybe talk to your local vamp... er, lawyer about a legal disclamer so you won't be stuck with a bill. Just have them sign it before you do anything for them.

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I know from experience that you don't want to hook to axle. My mom did that on my grandmother's car and ended up bending the axle. I agree that you should hook into the towing loops/holes that are built into the car. On another note I think it's a sad state of affairs when you're afraid to help people out of fear of getting sued or worse. There was a guy on our local news a few days ago that stopped to help somebody that he thought was having car trouble and he ended up in the hospital. No wander nobody wants to stop and help anybody anymore.

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