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Old 01-01-2008, 06:36 PM   #1
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I've already had 1 lip messed up because I had to use the hook under the car to have my car pulled onto a flat bed. Where/how can I mount a tow hook on the front of my car since I don't have my bumper beam anymore?
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Old 01-02-2008, 01:18 AM   #2
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i dunno, but whatRIMS should i get?
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Old 01-02-2008, 01:26 AM   #3
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i dunno, but whatRIMS should i get?
Mavic XM 317s can be had for a decent price. What kind of bicycle do you have?
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Old 01-02-2008, 01:28 AM   #4
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not a bicycle, but an evo. i need some 5 bolt rims. the Rota time attack look-a-like is calling me
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Old 01-02-2008, 01:30 AM   #5
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I don't know if you can get Rota Time Attacks rims without getting the entire wheel. If you can, I say go for it.

Now, about that tow hook....
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Old 01-02-2008, 01:51 AM   #6
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Good luck.. I have to remove my bumper every time I need my car towed. Got it down to about 10 minutes to take off, about 15 to put back on.

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Old 01-02-2008, 09:29 AM   #7
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+1, really all you can do
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Old 01-02-2008, 09:35 AM   #8
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check out nukabe tow hooks....they are race breed look nice but not sure if a tow company would like to use em....i just did a quick google but find em yourself they can be had for cheap and mount through the front bumper (and to me look awesome)

http://www.forcedfed.com/wrx/towhooks/nukabe.html
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Old 01-02-2008, 01:32 PM   #9
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^^yes as you said mount, but that does not mean its a real tow hook

They are mainly used for show, you need to have them welded all on properly if you dont want your front end ripped off
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Old 01-02-2008, 02:05 PM   #10
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Mavic XM 317s can be had for a decent price. What kind of bicycle do you have?
dude give it up. it's ****ing annoying. go find a grammar forum and bitch at each other...but wtf do evo rims have anything to with this? .. i was gonna say the nukabe, but been covered..
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Old 01-02-2008, 04:24 PM   #11
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wouldnt the prova tow hook work also?
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Old 01-02-2008, 09:40 PM   #12
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From the pix there, looks like you could squeeze a hook just under the intercooler piping and weld it directly to the frame rail (either side) where you unbolted the bumper beam. I dunno, guess you'd have to see if the hook is long enough to extend out thru the bumper cover.
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Old 01-02-2008, 11:56 PM   #13
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Good luck.. I have to remove my bumper every time I need my car towed. Got it down to about 10 minutes to take off, about 15 to put back on.


I always wondered this. Let's say your car gets towed because you are parked somewhere you shouldn't be. Who pays for it if it gets F'ed up?
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Old 01-03-2008, 12:07 AM   #14
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If the tow company fugz it up, their insurance should pay for it. But it can get messy proving that the damage was done by the tow truck/driver. And, they usually take forever to accept/deny the claim, so no telling when you'll see your money if at all.
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Old 01-03-2008, 12:11 AM   #15
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since i know from personal experience, in the end its you

the so called company is liable but you have to prove that it did not have the damage prior which is nearly impossble
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Old 01-20-2008, 01:53 AM   #16
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since i know from personal experience, in the end its you

the so called company is liable but you have to prove that it did not have the damage prior which is nearly impossble
hmm... I carry a P&S with me everywhere... picture a day?
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Old 01-20-2008, 11:24 AM   #17
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^^yes as you said mount, but that does not mean its a real tow hook

They are mainly used for show, you need to have them welded all on properly if you dont want your front end ripped off

haha...that is complete B.S.!

BMW uses tow hooks that screw into the factory bumper beam....but according to you..BMW front ends must get ripped off all the time when towed.

most race cars use a bolt on tow hook.

heres mine:


mine is bolted to the factory frame rail where the bumper beam bolts to the frame. my girlfriend can stand on it, its been used for towing...my front end is still attached.
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Old 01-20-2008, 12:41 PM   #18
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no you just dont read correctly. As I said it has to be mounted properly, in your case it is. But most people who purchase them actually mount it directly to the bumper not to where it belongs

nice try being a smart ass though
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Old 01-20-2008, 12:50 PM   #19
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^^^ I dont see where he was being a smart ass, Mr. Grumpy Gus.....go back to bed and get up on the other side this time.
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Old 01-20-2008, 01:41 PM   #20
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simple, he calls what i say bs and compares an aftermarket towhook to one that a car company spends millions of dollars on designing

real good comparison
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Old 01-20-2008, 03:53 PM   #21
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i was saying B.S. to your theory of "tow hook's needing to be welded on in order to be functional and not rip off your front end"

find me one company who spends "millions of dollars designing" a tow hook.

BMW, Mercedes, Lexus, and other car makers use a simple nut welded to the back of a bumper beam, then they screw a steel eye bolt into that nut and tow the car....i bet they spent millions of dollars coming up with that idea when i can get all of the same stuff at home depot for under $20. ive seen race cars with the same design.


some other race teams dont spend millions, of even hundred of dollars on tow hooks either...you can buy "race" tow hooks from the same places that provide them for race cars for $100 more or less.

are you saying that the oem tow hooks like the one in the pic above (silver wrx being towed) have millions of dollars into them on research alone? you got to be kidding me...its a piece of steel, bent in the shape of a "U" then tac welded to a section of the lower core support...

im not being a smart ass, im simply proving that you dont know ****.
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Old 01-20-2008, 04:48 PM   #22
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race teams dont count because it doesnt matter, if the car is being towed its prob dead anyway haha

but im not gonna argue with you, your one of those guys who thinks your right on everything so have fun on your pedistal
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Old 01-20-2008, 04:51 PM   #23
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Old 01-20-2008, 06:03 PM   #24
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owned ha, i tried to think about it but oh well
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Old 01-20-2008, 09:10 PM   #25
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Grassroots Motorsports actually uses nylon tow hooks. Attach it to the core support or something, then tuck it behind the headlight until tow time.
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