I have done this at the track.... (it's not normally there)lol I was joking; and that was my response.
The first time you put your leg into your tow hook, you'll realize why they're illegal to have in place while a car is in motion.
After of course you get back up off the ground and watch your shin swell and turn black.
My guess is that a proper "tow-hook" should be installed at a different (more secure and stable) attachment point (say, to the actual chassis, or at least the subframe, of the car). But just a guess.The situation is still not clear for me.
The added piece of equipment in the ebay ad talks about it being a tow hook that goes into the factory port. I assume this is the same port that the factory-supplied "tie-down hook" goes into.
My question: the manual says the tie-down hook is not to be used as a tow hook as damage could result if it is. So, is the ebay thingy stronger than the factory hook and thusly can be used as a tow hook as it says? Or, is the problem the port itself not being strong enough for "towing" and even with an ebay hook the car can still be damaged by using this port.
Oh, the horrors of not knowing.