Having beaten out Lazarus' pass quarter into a sermblance of its former self, I saw how thin that all is.
I would not pull anything too heavy, it's bolted to Two thin pieces of sheetmetal. Calling that a frame disrespects all the cars that actually Have a frame.
Our unibody is more like a steel eggshell, lol.
Again, Im looking for one for a tow strap. Cause I feel having it centered and the weight distributed across a wider area, should the car need to be towed out of a ditch, is better than a bolt and washer through a rotted bumper bar.
If you tow anything heavy, you had best invest time in making sure it's balanced well, the metal there is strong, but not 2000 pounds strong. (pontoon boat from hell story on a 78 montecarlo that belonged to a friend.. involved a hitch held on by straps like hose clamps, to the axles.)
It would comfortably hold a fueled dirt bike on that hitch, but I could be wrong. It depends on the welds.
My '97 Sport has a tow hitch installed by the previous owners. They were retired & grandparents who used the car for the wife's post-retirement keep-busy volunteer job...and occasionally towing their small boat to the lake with the grandchildren. I don't know anything about towing, but I pulled out the arm & silver ball part and left whatever it's called attached to the frame of the car, in case I ever want to tow something. It's buried deep enough to not be visible, unless you're really short and look really hard.
This is a controversial subject. I have a bolted one on my LX and have a 94 SC Bumper I have intended to put on my car when I get it painted. I have towed many things over the years. My boat was the heaviest. Do a search in General Tech Towing with an MN12
I intend to cover it up when I put the SC cover on. I have a Ford Expedition now as my Tow Vehicle.
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