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NOTE: not available for Forester X series ie 03-current or Outback 04 - Current, as their original tie down points are welded not bolted.

Geez they have had a nice little price rise since my last visit!

Wouldn't there be a way off cutting them of and bolting the SubaXtreme ones on, after all necessity is the mother of all inventions.

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It would be cheaper to buy a couple of standard recovery hooks and bolt them on if any adaptation is required.
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yep, i'd buy standard ones and bolt them on or weld them on, easy job, tho i think the standard ones are fine. done heaps of recoveries off then. Once i was pulling my mates cruiser out and both his tow points broke and mine were fine.
As for the winch, i think you need to use the subframe to mount off, so yeh use the front steel bar provided by subaxtreem but all your pulling power really needs to come from below. you dont wanna wreck your crumple zone. another thing i've thought about is running a strap from both tow points between the alloy of the bar and steel backing, through a hole in the top and then you could hilift jack using that
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after all necessity is the mother of all inventions.


I always thought it was the other way: necessity is a real mother
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i bought two hook things frojm work, they were going out on clearence so insead of $25 they were $2. i got two but when i got home i had a look and can't find anywhere to put them, i want to put them on the back of me car.
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never had a prob with the recovery points and i've been pulling out landcruisers which need a BIG run up
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Any updates on this issue?

Looking at the matter for the first time.

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Seem to be done here..

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Having seen a few recoveries I don't trust most 4X4 drivers to either know what they are doing or be sympathetic to a Subaru. I've seen an angled recovery of a DMax by an MUX that was so violent it pulled a rear tyre off the rim. My Forester would be bent in the middle if they did that to me. I am not convinced that an idiot/unsympathetic recovery using the front tie down points is a safe and reliable option. I have contacted Superior Engineering and asked them if they would consider designing and producing a recovery point that utilises the attachment points for both the tie-down hooks and the front reinforcing bar behind the bumper (not the bar itself. It would be complex but possible. I'm keen to hear their reply but not yet received.
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Sounds good.
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