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Old 12-25-2013, 09:55 PM   #15
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Thanks Dex. I wish I would've done it sooner!
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Old 12-25-2013, 10:32 PM   #16
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Looks great, I think for ease of lining everything up you could have used a earth magnet to hold the tow hook to the bar and then slide it to adjust it where you needed it. Plus then you could have drilled right through the bar without having to hold it up with one hand. But looks great.
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Old 12-26-2013, 12:44 PM   #17
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The installation turned out great! This really is a must have for any 5th Gen as there isn't a good tow point should you have an issue.

The main reason we don't include a template is due to the fact that some customers have intercoolers or other obstructions that we can't always account for along with the fact that some customers mount them on the passenger side as well. We do have some basic instructions that we're wrapping up however to make it easier.

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Old 03-31-2014, 04:12 PM   #18
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Why are these mounted off to the side (typically driver's side)? I'm assuming it has to do with aligning with the frame rails, but does the eccentric loading of the hook cause any problems when getting towed (like out of a bar ditch on a snowy day)?
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Old 04-03-2014, 12:44 PM   #19
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Why are these mounted off to the side (typically driver's side)? I'm assuming it has to do with aligning with the frame rails, but does the eccentric loading of the hook cause any problems when getting towed (like out of a bar ditch on a snowy day)?
We install then off to one side or the other, because they are not supposed to protrude past the most forward part of the bumper (the center). You can install it on either side. Personally, the passenger side makes the most sense to me as that will make for a straighter angle when being pulled behind someone. (The tow truck should stick to the right side of the lane and the car being towed should stick to the left side of the lane, so the person being towed can see around the truck pulling.)

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Old 04-05-2014, 09:07 AM   #20
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Why are these mounted off to the side (typically driver's side)? I'm assuming it has to do with aligning with the frame rails, but does the eccentric loading of the hook cause any problems when getting towed (like out of a bar ditch on a snowy day)?
Mine is on the passenger side. It all personal preference.



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Old 04-05-2014, 02:48 PM   #21
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On a side note, is that a helicopter in your garage? lol.
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Old 04-05-2014, 05:03 PM   #22
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Old 04-06-2014, 02:47 AM   #23
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Old 04-06-2014, 08:37 AM   #24
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I really should prob get one of these.. I dont race but being lowered on pfadt 1.25" I would hate to see my car pulled on a tow truck without this
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Old 04-07-2014, 10:29 AM   #25
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I really should prob get one of these.. I dont race but being lowered on pfadt 1.25" I would hate to see my car pulled on a tow truck without this
Even without being lowered it's very difficult to tow these cars without damaging the bumpers. It's possible, but it involves strategically placing the chains and the use of wood blocks (spacers).
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Mine is on the passenger side. It all personal preference.



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I really should prob get one of these.. I dont race but being lowered on pfadt 1.25" I would hate to see my car pulled on a tow truck without this
It's definitely a good idea. It's quite tough to attach to these cars otherwise. Even tougher if you are buried in snow!

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Old 04-07-2014, 05:21 PM   #27
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The main reason we don't include a template is due to the fact that some customers have intercoolers or other obstructions that we can't always account for along with the fact that some customers mount them on the passenger side as well. We do have some basic instructions that we're wrapping up however to make it easier.

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Yes, intercooler clearance. If AGP intercooler is too wide I might have to try mine somewhere else. Is there a plan B on where to install the hook?
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Old 04-08-2014, 10:09 AM   #28
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We do have some basic instructions that we're wrapping up however to make it easier.

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Jordan, Tyler,

Can you include a copy of said instructions with my tow hook? It isn't expected to ship out until tomorrow or Thursday (still at the powdercoater).

Much appreciated!!

BTW, huge to JDP on this. Tyler really hooked me up. Can't wait to get this installed on my car!
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