Hi Crosstrek Fam,
New member here. I have a 2023 Crosstrek Sport that I got back in October. This car has been a fun project and I’m looking for some advice regarding tow hooks.
I purchased two, D-Ring shackles online for mainly aesthetics, but also in the case they need to be used as I am an avid hiker in the PNW, often traveling into the backcountry.
I saw some other Crosstrek owners on Instagram who have drilled into the tow eye covers so that the “hole” behind the tow hook remains covered. I noticed that the OEM tow pin that comes with the car extends further out of the rear bumper than it does on the front bumper since I have the extra plastic cladding with the sport model on the front. Unfortunately, I would not be able to keep the tow eye cover on the front with a hole drilled because the OEM pin isn’t long enough.
I know there’s all sorts of tow pins I can get online, but they all come with the “shackle” or ring already attached. I’d really like to keep the matching set of D-rings that I already have. I think the tow pin would need to be roughly 7.5” for it to clear the plastic cladding.
Does anyone know of a tow pin I could get that would extend long enough past the plastic cladding and match the thread?