Originally Posted by Chunderboy
Interesting. Let me ask you this; don't the nudge bar and tow hooks use the same mounting points and if so, how did you get them both to mount? Can you take some close ups of the mounting point and finished product?
The Chief products are modular and designed to work together. So a recovery hook has a heap of padding bars when used on its own, the nudge bar replaces one of those, and some of their other products replace others. The fitment is therefore always similar overall, just with different components.
I didn't take a picture of the parts assembled before I mounted them, so here is a picture from the manual that shows a similar arrangement to what I've done...
Here's a shot of them loosely sitting in place - the two innermost bolts to the chassis only finger tight and the outermost bolt not yet installed. Reason for this is the large bar that supports the nudge bar is designed to pivot side to side at this point, enabling clearance for the lower front facia to be reattached. Note you can also see on the ground some of the bars ready for the other side of the car - in particular note the smaller curved piece that sits behind the nudge bar bracket that facilitates the pivoting, not to mention the nudge bar bracket itself has a wider hole in the centre that enables the pivoting in the first place.
Here's an underside shot, opposite side of the car...
And here's with the lower front facia reattached, the two rear bolts now torqued up, and the front strengthening bolt added and torqued.
Hope this makes sense. It's a fantastic product - the only difficulty was trying to balance those various bars while trying to get the bolts to grab, as they're damn heavy!