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Old 02-16-2019, 04:31 PM
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In the running for worst C7 mod of the year...

"Mainly for aesthetic purpose. For actual towing, we recommend you still use the vehicle's OEM tow hook". --Yeah, no kidding.
($36 on Ebay, if you are so inclined.)



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Old 02-16-2019, 04:33 PM
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Hey look! I track my car and you can tell 'cause I got this crappy looking towing hook that would rip the front fascia off my car if I actually tried to use it!"
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Old 02-16-2019, 07:08 PM
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I used to think like that until I recently lost it off track at Roebling Road Raceway skidded into the dirt section. Could not get out. Was a nightmare to dig the dirt and then push out. If I only had front/rear tow hooks would have hooked me right up and pulled me out. And they don't screw into the bumper but a threaded welded flange that's part of the front frame assembly. Yes if you don't track it little tacky, but if you track it's absolutely worth it.
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Hey look! I track my car and you can tell 'cause I got this crappy looking towing hook that would rip the front fascia off my car if I actually tried to use it!"
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A real beauty of a deal.
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Old 02-16-2019, 09:42 PM
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This is something Corvette Mods would carry.....
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Originally Posted by C5-VERT View Post
I used to think like that until I recently lost it off track at Roebling Road Raceway skidded into the dirt section. Could not get out. Was a nightmare to dig the dirt and then push out. If I only had front/rear tow hooks would have hooked me right up and pulled me out. And they don't screw into the bumper but a threaded welded flange that's part of the front frame assembly. Yes if you don't track it little tacky, but if you track it's absolutely worth it.
Then why not get an OEM hook, keep it in the proper receptacle over the battery and screw it in only when you need it. Problem solved!
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Old 02-16-2019, 10:25 PM
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Another useless mod that someone will buy.
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Old 02-16-2019, 10:34 PM
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Put a Z-51 decal on that tow hook.
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I've seen no shortage of pix of member cars with tow-hooks... of one sort or another.

One thing I've learned from all the vehicle forums I've frequented (some I still do) over the years is that one person's tacky is another's "gotta-have COOOOOOL!"

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It looks like a nipple ring on the C7.
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Kiss my hook

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Old 02-17-2019, 03:30 AM
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: rolleyes:
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Old 02-17-2019, 07:27 AM
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Nice. Did you check to see if they were for the brakes, or the quadruple turbochargers?
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If you are putting hash marks on your car, then you are buying this tow hook.
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Originally Posted by Da Hawk View Post
It looks like a nipple ring on the C7.
You don't like nipple rings?

Originally Posted by LimeyC5 View Post
Nice. Did you check to see if they were for the brakes, or the quadruple turbochargers?
Think they are the puke ejection tubes.

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I see them on a lot of cars, not just Vettes. I understand their usefulness on the track, but otherwise not so much. At least the OEM version is a more subdued black and matches the grille, which looks OK, but the red just screams look at me...
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Old 02-17-2019, 09:13 AM
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Originally Posted by OmarZ06 View Post

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... but it’s a “Super Vette.” All of the “550 HP” versions have fender exhausts
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Just learned I payed to much for my tacky hook.
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