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Old 11-02-2012, 03:55 PM   #110
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Location: Mesa, AZ
2013 XV Crosstrek


I contacted a couple people on this thread about the size bolts used and materials. A lot of this project is trail and error. I spent an hour at ACE trying to find the right washers and nuts. Here is what I came up with.

Tip/Advice : The best place I found for all the bolts and washers needed was ACE Hardware. Home depot...dont waste your time at HD. ACE has everything you will need.

I had already tried doing something with my stock tow hook. I had painted it pink. BTW, Krylon makes a color called Watermelon, which looks alot like the cherry blossom red that Grimmspeed sells. Anyways, the tow hook I did purchase at Home Depot. When I purchased the tow hook, that was when I foud out Home Depot sucks for nuts and bolts. The tow hook is rated for 3,000 lbs.

I used Regal Red for the color of my tow hook.

I used 6 washer for the inside of the tow hook. The diameter of the inside circle and the bolt that goes in the washers is 12mm. (Not the threads on the tow hook. Got it?) The washers are 7/16 washers.

If you want to use a bolt instead of the rod that comes with the tow hook, the bolt is M6 x 1.0 x 20mm and the nut is m6x1.0
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