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Be warned that these are only for looks. The one I had would have caused more body damage than it prevented if I had ever hit anything. It also reduces ground clearance and scrapes easily on driveways.

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You might try this. This is my tow bar for towing behind MH. It uses the tow bracket hole and you have to cut a hole for the left tow nut.


Also the rear area you could make a rear bumper.
Can I ask, can I get your opinion on if this is a strong enough of an attachment point for a winch, snow plow, etc?

Where can I purchase that portion of your tow bar?

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Here is photo of tow bar, which is made out of 2" square heavy wall tubing. The Smart car weights about 1800# and I have not had any trouble with towing. The heavy bolts into the frame should be able hold any heavy pulling of the car, as the holes were for the tow eye bracket. The same would be for the rear bolt holes. You could have someone make you this bar. I had a van backup into the smart and hit the tow bracket and push the car a little sideways with no damage to car. Not sure if the front end would hold up the weight of a snow plow. Maybe a winch?
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Thank you so much for this valuable info!
Looks like this direction I go.

Question, are the tow bolt holes on the front the same as on a 451, 2011 model?
 

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Can I ask, can I get your opinion on if this is a strong enough of an attachment point for a winch, snow plow, etc?

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Those tow bolts are great for that kind of gear. I use mine for off-road recovery. Just don't get too confident and try to bite off more than you can chew. lol One time I tried getting a Toyota Tundra out of a Tennessee mud hole and bent one of the bolts!

I would not use them to protect the car from heavy impacts. They can take parking lot bumps and whatnot, but are likely to bend if you slam into a deer or something at speed.
 

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Those tow bolts are great for that kind of gear. I use mine for off-road recovery. Just don't get too confident and try to bite off more than you can chew. lol One time I tried getting a Toyota Tundra out of a Tennessee mud hole and bent one of the bolts!

I would not use the bolts to protect the car from deer or crashes or whatever as one impact would likely wreck them.
Toyota Tundra, wow! That was optimistic, but I like your moxie!
I may hook a winch up front as well, thinking about front skis, and rear tracks .
Makes it easier to get to my igloo!
 
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