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Old 10th July 2018, 03:25 AM
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Yes its larger as have extra hole in front but they seems like made from same steel thickness and all and its verys strong place to be as recovery points. Would be nice to have same on both sides. Some say forester 1 havr similar style those plates and they fit shackles. Or just makr those holes round to fit shackle.
And we used there some kinetic ropes 10 ,12m long and they where amazing to pull others out or me. Compare to normal recovery straps ropes where so much better and softer on cars.
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Old 10th July 2018, 06:43 AM
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Interesting discussion guys.

I was, and still am very concerned about using snatch recoveries on my SH Forester because it doesn't have rated recovery points. On the rear I am happy to use the tow hitch receiver with a rated pin but at the front, it's a different story. The tie down loops are just that and the tow ring that screws into the front bumper is for towing. Even though the driver's handbook uses the term 'recovery" I was not convinced so I wrote to Subaru and asked them exactly how these points should be used.

Subaru replied saying that all three points are suitable for recovery from mud and sand using towing as a recovery method. They do not, under any circumstances, recommend that a snatch recovery be attempted using these attachments. I have purchased a distribution hitch to allow both tie-down hooks to be used in an emergency but I would try everything else first.

I have raised this as an issue with SubaXtreme and suggested to them that a modified method of attaching a bull bar could incorporate proper recovery hooks. The said they would be willing to discuss it but I have not taken that step at this point.
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Old 10th July 2018, 11:36 PM
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some discussion on gen3 legacy/outback points here

https://offroadsubarus.com/showthread.php?t=6345
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Old 11th July 2018, 03:59 AM
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Why i didint thought of that. To take another pasenger side point and put it on driver side so they both would have same holes .then they both can take shackle . maybe even make it stronger. Its very nice that we still have those bolted points not welded.
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