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Unread 31st January 2015, 05:10 AM
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Gidday Au

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lol bringing the posts here now
After reading through your post RB, I just went outside and mocked up the setup so that people have the pics to easier understand, hope they help!!
Here I have my distribution strap, with WLL 3 1/4T shackles I believe, as the 4 3/4T shackles are a bit big.
That one's right.

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Here is my tow strap fed through the distribution strap.
Your photo is right. Your description is wrong - it should read "Here is my distribution strap fed through the eye of the snatch strap". As I discovered originally, writing these things precisely is bloody hard!

Thanks for your photos. They make things a lot clearer.

A tree protection strap ought to be either softer and/or have more padding than a load distribution strap.
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Yeah they do have more padding, which stops the shackles clunking around as much on the points. Yes yes, the wording is extremely confusing! Why I decided to post these images to help!
I think there needs to be a ORS handbook! With specific info for recovering subarus, offroading subarus, specific subaru mod info(such as the 50/50 auto dif lock, fan cut off, extended diff breathers, snorkel), subaru field repair tips(such as pulling fuses to this and that, how to limp home when "" breaks), UHF tips etc.
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^ Yeah, doesn't it ...

Every thread I visit, I review the tags (usually none) and add whatever I think fits the model you are describing.
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I think I should start doing tags now!
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Thanks, Au.

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RB, what is the tow point rated to?

Please note, there is a difference between a recovery point found on 4WDs and tow points or tie down points, which is what that is
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^ NL, it's described as a recovery point in the OM ... .

Have you ever seen and held one of these bolts in your hands? They are a LOT bigger and stronger than they look when attached to a vehicle ... The thread is large in diameter, and has a very fine pitch.

Even generalising from the tie-down points on an SF to those on an SG is a pointless exercise. The SG has both stronger tie-down points and a lot stronger front sub-frame structure.

Even the OEM tow bar on my SG is rated at 1,800 Kgs, with a ball weight of 180 Kgs - both figures are far in excess of what the vehicle is legally allowed to tow (1,400 Kgs braked), or the legally allowable ball weight (75 Kgs).
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As far as I know it is unrated, though I believe RB in a thread a while back you came to the estimation that it would be in the ballpark of 5000kg swl
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^ Being built in to the vehicle by the OEM, and presumably fit for purpose, it doesn't have to be rated as such.

It's a bloody heft bolt though, and made out of beautiful, heavy material.
Don't ever lose one. I can imagine what dear old FHI charge for a replacement ... .
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As far as I know it is unrated, though I believe RB in a thread a while back you came to the estimation that it would be in the ballpark of 5000kg swl
Almostunseen,

I am no fan of the bull bar's looks, but I LOVE the bumper replacement portion of it! Looks like a key upgrade, especially for an Outback. I wish it did not cost that much (not to mention that shipping would probably be prohibitive).

What gain in approach angle and front bumper clearance did it provide in your case?

I cannot believe how great, from a functional perspective, your car looks from the front--especially with those tires!

It does not seem that anyone in the US offers anything similar. Crude off-road bumpers are a different story, but this is a functional+elegant solution (minus the hideous upper portion, anyway).
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