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Thread: Tow hooks for '04 Cobra
12-30-2007, 08:59 PM #26
Centered in front behind the tag holder would be fantastic. In the rear, I still have to get around the diffuser. They didn't make it easy.
12-30-2007, 09:58 PM #27
If you do a search there were a thread that showed a 2000r with front and rear tow hooks. The rear would work for us. The bracket was square tubing that had a flange on it so it could be bolted to the frame. A tow hook was welded to the tubing, that is how they were able to get the tow hook past the lower edge of the bumper cover.
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01-08-2008, 08:52 AM #29
that's good news! hope they start selling them soon!!2003 Sonic Blue Mustang GT Coupe
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01-08-2008, 08:06 PM #30
I'm in for a set. Keep us posted. Thanks
01-09-2008, 10:44 AM #31
MultiMatic made up some like this a couple of years ago.
Couple of things to think about.
1) Aluminum.... save it for the ricers. I've seen these snap off real easy. Worthless or really really thick.
2) Eye needs to be 2" ID. This is to be able to get clevis attached or tow strap threaded through. I've been on the wrong end of several tow straps.
I/O Porthas a soft tow ring I use on the rear of the racecar.
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02-12-2008, 08:02 AM #32
Reviving this since Rennenmetal doesn't have one for the Mustang yet.
Has anyone tried the I/O Port strap on the front?
I want something before going out again.Greg
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02-12-2008, 12:44 PM #33
I use one on the rear of the race car. It works....real well...... several times.....
I use a chain on the front. Not too classy but it works well, too.
Be careful how you attach. If you aren't pulled straight it can rip off entire bumper cover. I attached the rear to the trunk rim on the end and again to the bumper about 2 inches from the other end.
02-12-2008, 04:01 PM #34
Greg, you're worrying me a little w/ your recent tow strap obsession. Are you planning on doing something I should know about.
02-13-2008, 04:49 PM #35
Repeat with me....I will always check my gas gauge before going out....I will always check my gas gauge before going out....I will always check my gas gauge before going out....I will always check my gas gauge before going out.
That was too close last year.
02-17-2008, 07:43 PM #36
Universal Tie Down Eye. I guess you just have to find a place for it to mount.
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02-17-2008, 07:58 PM #37
I also found these universal hooks. Waiting for it to warm up to see if I can bolt one on somehow.
But didn't someone say an aluminum one might not be strong enough?
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02-18-2008, 09:49 PM #38
I have a front tow hook design drawn up and will be taking it to the laser with me this next week. This will involve some welding but the actual tow hook is removeable via bolts. Install it for track days, remove it for the weekdays.
1/4" steel is going to be the primary material used. I am also thinking that a 3/8ths thick design might be good to offer for tracks that have deep gravel traps or for rainy conditions when going off track is much more "interesting."
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02-18-2008, 10:12 PM #39
02-18-2008, 11:19 PM #40
I would be intersted in something that is removable and also hidden behind the plate. Not sure if I want to ride around with the tow hook pertruding through the bumper like a gutted Civic!!!
Can't wait to see what Steve comes up with!!!
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02-19-2008, 03:45 PM #41
I like the folks at Pegasus, I bought tons of stuff from them when I had the Formula Ford, but you don't really want any tow hook of aluminum, not even 1/4 inch. Really. Not sure you want one with just one bolt holding it on, either. 99COBRA2881, while you are tooling up, The reason I say that is if you get tugged sideways, I've seen them either twist or pop off. Neither good for you or EV folks. You want something that will hold up, even if you have to be dragged sideways for a bit to get straightened out. It happens.
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02-24-2008, 07:48 AM #43
We had my car on the lift yesterday, and were looking at the front bumper support bar with an eye towards a tow hook. While I'm a fan of putting it in the center since you might be able to hide it with a tag, the support is stronger at either end where the attachments (mini-shocks) are.
I'm thinking just a flat tow on pavement might be OK from anywhere on the support, that if you were being extracated from something (mud, brush, quicksand) it might bend the hollow bumper support. My mechanic thinks that seems to be why BMWs and others have them offset, to be near the frame mount. Probably also to clear a front tag.
What do you guys think?
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02-24-2008, 08:15 AM #44
any one have pics of it mounted to the front bumper or rear? I just bought some from pegasus and need some ideas on where to mount. TY
02-24-2008, 10:16 AM #45
02-24-2008, 03:11 PM #46
BTW, those tubes are just one tube tack welded inside another. I drilled a hole and put a bolt through the side I get towed by. Didn't want it torn apart.
I'm thinking it is designed to give in a light frontal crash.
02-24-2008, 03:56 PM #47
The more I read, the more I think I'm gonna just have a big hook welded to the top of my STB, coming out of the hood.
How cool would that be on the street.
03-10-2008, 09:49 AM #48
I emailed Rennenmetal about the tow hooks and here is their response.
Steve, I am just waiting for confirmation back from the beta test group that their installations went well, and then I will have production units ready to roll. Both solid (sticks out) and hinged units have been designed and are in testing at the moment. I will email when they are in stock and ready to go. We should meet your deadline.
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03-10-2008, 10:16 AM #49
Hinged is good. My shins can attest to the straight kind, well, not being kind.
I think they must be magnetic or something. I seemed to find them every time I raised the hood. Why I went to belt type.
03-10-2008, 04:39 PM #50