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Old 05-29-2003, 02:05 PM
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190e - What are these for?

While working on the 190 I noticed these brackets on both the left and right sides of the car.

My guess is for lifting the car?

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Old 05-29-2003, 02:26 PM
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I would not lift the car using those things. They look like bump stops but I don't see what hits them under any condition. Maybe auxiliary tie down eyes?

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Old 05-29-2003, 02:31 PM
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I was looking at them and also noticed at the bottom they are "rounded" like something is to be inserted into them? A rubber pad maybe?

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Old 05-30-2003, 04:12 AM
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Those wimpy tack welds to the frame tell me 'don't jack here.'

I still think it's some sort of hold down because the eyes forward of these loops aren't accessible through a hole in the US spec bumper. I don't know that they are in a Euro spec bumper but at least they'd be easier to feel for behind a Euro spec bumper.

Did someone set up your car to roll behind an RV?

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Old 05-30-2003, 04:27 AM
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No, it appears to be stock. Same paint etc.

Weird huh? Anybody have these on their 190?

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Old 05-30-2003, 05:09 AM
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Encapsulation panel attachment points?

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Those are for towing the car with a strap, also for tying the car down durning shipment. There is also a loop at the rt rear for the same purpose.
That is why you have a removable tow-hook cover on the front bumper just in front of that hook on the right side.
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wow, I saw these so many times and never thought about that


I bet they are used only once when the car ships from the factory since all the tow trucks and other transports have their own tie down systems.

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