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Old 07-05-2004, 11:02 PM   #1
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Default Do '93-01 Impreza's have two front tow hooks?

Hey, fellas, quick question. Do '93-01 Impreza's have two front tow hooks just under the bumper? My two GC Impreza's are at my parent's house, so I won't be able to look under them until this weekend, and I can't remember if there is one or two hooks under there.

Now bear with me if this is a stupid idea...I have to get a '95 Impreza coupe back from CT, about 110 miles one way, and I'm evaluating my options. It was originally FWD, and its got a WRX motor/driveline swap, but the driveshaft isn't installed yet, which I'm assuming essentially makes it FWD at the moment...although I'm not sure if the center diff would freak out if it the car was rolled at highway speed w/o a driveshaft???

So, the craziest towing option would involve using a tow bar (IF IT HAS TWO TOW HOOKS under the front bumper). I'm sure my EJ22'd Legacy w/almost 170k miles would hate me for pulling a 2500 lb Impreza 110 miles...not to mention the clutch...All four wheels of the '95 Impreza would be on the ground in this scenario, too.

I need some advice about the best way to get this car home. I might just need to shell out the $$$ to rent a truck and a real trailer to pull it home completely off the ground.
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Old 07-05-2004, 11:06 PM   #2
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Yes they have 2 tow hooks in the front.

However I'm not sure you can flat-tow w/o tearing apart the bumper.

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Old 07-05-2004, 11:09 PM   #3
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Yes they have 2 tow hooks in the front.

However I'm not sure you can flat-tow w/o tearing apart the bumper.

-mike
The '95 Impreza will have no bumper for the trip home.

The one car I've done this with was a 240sx, and the tow bar did push up into the bumper, but that was as it was pulled by an Explorer...my Legacy's tow hitch sits lower than an Explorer's, so I suspect all 4 of the Impreza's wheels would be completely grounded as its being pulled...

My other concern is my Legacy's rear bumper getting mashed up by the tow bar in the event of tight turns. I was considering taking it off for the trip, as well...
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Old 07-05-2004, 11:12 PM   #4
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Talk to Zephyr. The mounts for the flat-tow bar usually have to be bolted to the metal part of the bumper or frame. It won't hit the back of your car usually cause it is a ridgid bar. I know Z just installed one on his Honda Civic race-car to flat tow it to Pocono.

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