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Ok, so I think the best option for a permanent front tie down point might be an aftermarket JDM style racing tow hook that can mount to the bottom or somewhere between the lower grille. However I cannot find anywhere how to mount a tow hook like that on my '13 MS3, or if it's even possible...help!
 

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Why??
If you're doing legit track stuff just use the OEM one for the front and bolt an tow strap in the rear.
Why install an shin buster?
 

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Why??
If you're doing legit track stuff just use the OEM one for the front and bolt an tow strap in the rear.
Why install an shin buster?
I had posted a previous thread, but the basic idea is that I have a cargo box that overhangs my windshield and needs to be tied down and since I put it on and off frequently I want a permanent solution that looks better than just a factory hook screwed into the front bumper...I figured a low profile hook under the car might look better.
 

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I had posted a previous thread, but the basic idea is that I have a cargo box that overhangs my windshield and needs to be tied down and since I put it on and off frequently I want a permanent solution that looks better than just a factory hook screwed into the front bumper...I figured a low profile hook under the car might look better.
ok i get the reason, but there is no structure to mount it to, the only place is the front bumper, so it ether a full custom fab, cut a slot in the front bumper for it or use the OEM one. if you look under your car and take some plastics off, there really isn't much there
 

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I'd use the OEM tow hook and hook it up in the rear. If necessary get another OEM tow hook and hook it up n the front.
 

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I'd use the OEM tow hook and hook it up in the rear. If necessary get another OEM tow hook and hook it up n the front.
i don't know about your car but mine had jack under the tab...




even drilling a hole to see if there was anything there...
 

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Hmmm I'm gonna remove the rear bumper and check I thought I saw it before behind the foam
 

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ok i get the reason, but there is no structure to mount it to, the only place is the front bumper, so it ether a full custom fab, cut a slot in the front bumper for it or use the OEM one. if you look under your car and take some plastics off, there really isn't much there
That's what I was afraid of...well in that case would anyone know where I could get a second tow thread cover so I could drill through it and still have that area covered, otherwise a whole bunch of styrofoam and subframe shows through?
 

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Resurrecting this old thread as I have the exact same concern. An overhang on top of the car and I want two tie down points at bumper height that won't jack up the bumper /grill assembly in any way.

Sure would have been sweet if they had put two female threaded tow points instead of just one.

Anyone seen a solution for this???


FYI: 2011 5 dr Velocity Red
 

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This is my question too...
i bought a tow hook JDM style and the bolt for it is too small and short...
but there is a bolt thread inside those styrofoam, ive seen it on mine because i dont have styrofoam...

Just wondering that size of bolt, and also the length
 
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