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Old 02-14-2007, 05:26 PM   #1
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So, yesterday I was over at my friends house, and his house has this crazy long driveway up a hill, and me, knowing I have new front tires, tries to go up it. I failed. Miserably. So, now I'm a good 20 feet away from any type of driveway, and there'* about 8 inches of snow with some ice on top of that, so yeah, I need a tow...

Now, to my question, where is a good spot to hook a chain to at the front?
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The front of the subframe.
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so I CAN hook it to the subframe? that'* good. Didn't know if it would take the brute strength of a 454
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so I CAN hook it to the subframe? that'* good. Didn't know if it would take the brute strength of a 454
your bumper might not though...
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so I CAN hook it to the subframe? that'* good. Didn't know if it would take the brute strength of a 454
your bumper might not though...
He should try and find out.
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well your not going to attach and pull like hell are you? NO your going to attach and ease it till the chain is tight lol use the sub fram from the side of the car pointed furthest away from the truck let the truck ease the car out.
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so I CAN hook it to the subframe? that'* good. Didn't know if it would take the brute strength of a 454
your bumper might not though...
He should try and find out.
being its a 'peety" car its going to be sold with in 48 hours of purchase anyway


but serously go for the subframe and do it SLOWLY
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SSE and SSEi'* specifically state in the owners manual that they should always be put on a flatbed. This is because of all the low hanging cladding. While the subframe is a good place to attach, the cladding and bumper covers stick down w/little ability to support the tow rope or chain that will dig into it.
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heh, I'll take a picture of where I got stuck; a flatbed is NOT possible. So.... I might be asking someone for a front lip in the very near future
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Just make sure someone is rolling video during the event.
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