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Old 09-24-2013, 10:12 PM   #1
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Tow hook on the '14

Anyone install a tow hook on the 2014 using the access opening in the grill?
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Old 09-27-2013, 05:30 PM   #2
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Nope, was wondering the same thing.
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Bumping this! I just had someone email me asking if I had tow hooks for the 2014. I've been searching for pics similar to this... What's behind that cover on the grille? It looks like it's just a hole back there? Is there something to bolt a tow hook too?
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Been wanting to put one on mine. It is the frame behind the door and not very deep.
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Old 10-28-2013, 01:57 AM   #5
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Bumping this! I just had someone email me asking if I had tow hooks for the 2014. I've been searching for pics similar to this... What's behind that cover on the grille? It looks like it's just a hole back there? Is there something to bolt a tow hook too?

It's just the steel bumper behind the cover.
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I thought I saw that the other day, what's up with that? Why would they put an access they're?
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Old 10-28-2013, 07:48 AM   #7
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that looks like the hooks car manufactures use to ship cars on ships or vessels.. think tie down pts
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Old 10-28-2013, 11:23 AM   #8
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Im almost 100% sure the access is for rigging up a tow hook. The issue is that they didn't pre fab anything to mount to. I can only think of one way to utilize this access and have a removable tow hook. I plan on drilling a hole into the bumper behind the access cover and welding a threaded tube inside. Then screw in a I-bolt and tighten with a jam nut.
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Guessing the plastic cover is for access for mounting a tow eye on the European version. Is so , we get the access door and nothing to screw the tow eye into without modifying the steel bumper/impact support.
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Anybody attempt to fabricate one at this location yet? Somethinglike this might work,
http://www.amazon.com/Amico-Auto-Thr.../dp/B009681G1O

Or these renn line universal hooks on ebay
http://www.ebay.com/itm/like/190827035449?lpid=82
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Old 11-17-2013, 11:35 PM   #11
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Anybody attempt to fabricate one at this location yet? Somethinglike this might work,
http://www.amazon.com/Amico-Auto-Thr.../dp/B009681G1O

Or these renn line universal hooks on ebay
http://www.ebay.com/itm/like/190827035449?lpid=82
Good find! I may go with one of those.
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anyone do this yet?
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Old 03-14-2014, 06:48 PM   #13
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No 2014 tow hooks yet?
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Old 03-14-2014, 06:59 PM   #14
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Ours will fit the 2014. I do not have pics, but it has been confirmed.

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I have a tow strap I'm planning on putting there.
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It looks like the Z/28 is running one!
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Anyone? Use the built-in access panel on the 2014 for tow hook install?
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Yep, here is mine.
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Another shot. I think a shorter "I" hook will work.
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Glad someone finally figured this out! I didn't really want to use any of the aftermarket ones available. That "collar" you used... Must be threaded on the inside? If it's what I think it is I know it as a "high nut" or coupling nut.

Great idea, thanks for sharing
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Glad someone finally figured this out! I didn't really want to use any of the aftermarket ones available. That "collar" you used... Must be threaded on the inside? If it's what I think it is I know it as a "high nut" or coupling nut.

Great idea, thanks for sharing
You bet buddy. Threaded on the inside.
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SGDM...thanks for this! What did you do for the rear?
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