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WTB: OEM tow eye

(@marsrock7)
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Ended up in a situation yesterday where I needed the tow eye, opened my bag of emergency goodies and re-learned that I never had one to begin with. Got the car moved with alternative methods but now I'm learning how hard it is to find these very specific eyebolts without paying $40+ to the dealer. So if anyone has one or two spares laying around, please let me know what you want for them!

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Topic starter Posted : October 14, 2022 3:02 pm
(@marsrock7)
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Paging @phats 😉

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Topic starter Posted : October 14, 2022 3:05 pm
haloruler64
(@haloruler64)
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Yeah unfortunately I went to the dealer and got one for track use. Best to stick with OEM on this I think. Would be cool if you could get a used one.

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2000 Toyota MR2 Spyder, 2021 Lexus UX 250h F Sport

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Posted : October 15, 2022 6:50 am
(@marsrock7)
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@haloruler64 one can hope right?

I have found a couple of vendors who make new ones in OEM fashion with high grade steel for less than OEM price. May end up ordering a few. As long as it isn't a puny ring of cool look aluminum between me and success when there's actually work to be done. There is no place for little aluminum bits when a real load might need to be applied. 

This will definitely be an item on my "junkyard Spyder search" list in the future.

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Topic starter Posted : October 15, 2022 3:42 pm
cyclehead
(@cyclehead)
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If you try an aftermarket hook, be sure to get M22x2.0 thread.   

I make Amateur Armrests - see the Commercial Forum. I also have SMT repair seals available.

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Posted : October 16, 2022 4:07 pm
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(@marsrock7)
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Yessir, I have found the thread pitch on the other site (probably in your hitch thread) and already confirmed it was correct with the vendor. The vendor I've been in contact with is in Lithuania, and the eyes come to ~$20/each as long as I buy 2+ so... At least fory $40 I'll have two of them handy. 

https://www.ebay.com/itm/275494358690

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Topic starter Posted : October 16, 2022 4:44 pm
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