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Front tow hooks on your 911 set up.

I know it's not an exciting topic but I was wondering what set ups you are using to install your front tow hook. I had a steel bar across the two front torsion bars. It has a hook extension to the front bumper. Nice set up but weighed 8lbs. I'm wonder what you are using?
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I'm using a tow hook that comes off the front of where the A-arms bolt in. I don't have any pictures of my own on me currently, but will take some next time I'm with the car.
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The front bumper mounting flange, left or right side on the 911 G body cars is what I used. Angle iron with a nut welded on that matches the thread on the tow hook., this then allows front bumper removal
Problem is the tow hook guys won't use a common thread size on the tow hook, you gotta buy their nuts.
(S.H. disclaimer for above statement)
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There are quite a few possibilities, depending on your goals and your car.

It would be helpful if you provide some of those details. For example, is the goal to reduce weight? Is the car stock?

My car is pretty modified... it is a '75 chassis with a bunch of custom and aftermarket parts. This includes a large oil cooler (re-purposed intercooler) and a fiberglass front bumper. And some custom-fabbed brake ducts.

And the bumper has to be easily removed to load the car on the trailer.

I decided to get a bit creative and fabbed up a retractable (via light spring) tow hook.









The possibilities are endless, so best to start with some details if you want some suggestions.

Hard to beat a strap if lightest weight is the goal.

IO Port sell a range of straps:

https://www.ioportracing.com/tow-eyes/
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