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Old 11-21-2007, 03:42 PM   #1
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Pfadt Racing launches C5 Rear Tow Hook

We know that a lot of you have been getting hooked on Track Days - the more serious you get, the more you'll need this rear tow hook. If you find you've overcooked it into a turn and can't stay on the track, the safety crew will easily locate this hook and pull you out safely. Otherwise, they'll loop their tow strap to whatever they can find!



Designed of light, strong stainless steel and powdercoated racing red, this tow hook will have you out of the gravel in no time. The corner worker's will thank you!

You won't need to drill any holes because it mounts easily with existing bolts. It is strong and light and you'll have an easy time installing it for your next Track Day.



This piece is sized well for the front as well, but you'll need to drill two holes in the subframe and then bolt it on. Retails for $75.

Please let us know if you have any questions.

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Got plans for a C6 version?
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You're gonna need to send some of those to Patrick. Sometimes I think he thinks he's Ivan Stewart.
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For the C6 we currently sell a Brey-Krause piece for $129.

As for Patrick, the comparison to Ivan Stewart is pretty darn funny!
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For the C6 we currently sell a Brey-Krause piece for $129.
Thanks, I'll have to check those out.
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Where will it stick out in front?

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This piece is sized well for the front as well, but you'll need to drill two holes in the subframe and then bolt it on.
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Please let us know if you have any questions.

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Aaron,
Looks like a great product. If you put one on the front of a C5, where does it poke out? Do you have a photo of a front installation?

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Aaron,
Looks like a great product. If you put one on the front of a C5, where does it poke out? Do you have a photo of a front installation?

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Roy,

It comes out through the 'fog light area'. I'm not sure what else to call those not really vented areas in the front of a C5. On a Z06 you would have to trim the mesh to allow it to stick out, on a non-Z, you have to trim the plastic a little. Only on the top though so it is hidden. I'll try to post a picture of one on my C5 and then maybe later on a car that is a little less 'modified'.

You can put it on either side of the car, your choice.

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Just what the Dr. ordered! Thx.
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C5 Front tow hook install

Here are a couple of photos showing the installation of our new C5 front tow hook. The placement can be on either side. The install will require the removal of a few under hood panels, drilling 2 holes and inserting 2 rivots into the frame. Installation is easy and looks great when finished! The tow hook will come with fluent instructions for all, and has great photos to guide you through. If you have any questions you can call any of us at Pfadt and we'll be more than happy to walk you through!!

The price on this new product is $90
and it comes with the Tow Hook, 2 Bolts, 2 Rivet-nuts and a simple to use riveting tool. The only difference between this kit and the rear is the extra hardware.

Drilling and Placement

The Finished Product

Race Car Tow Hook



Good Luck

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Here are a couple of photos showing the installation of our new C5 front tow hook. The placement can be on either side. The install will require the removal of a few under hood panels, drilling 2 holes and inserting 2 rivots into the frame. Installation is easy and looks great when finished! The tow hook will come with fluent instructions for all, and has great photos to guide you through. If you have any questions you can call any of us at Pfadt and we'll be more than happy to walk you through!!

The price on this new product is $90
and it comes with the Tow Hook, 2 Bolts, 2 Rivots and a simple to use riveting tool. The only difference between this kit and the rear is the extra hardware.
Ugh! I just ordered and received (like yesterday) my rear tow hook with the intent of installing it on the front. Little did I know that you guys were just about to kit up a front application for the tow hook. Would it be possible for me to order the hardware, tool, and instructions from you and pay the difference?
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I need those... because they look cool as hell... and I go off the track more than anyone.
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Here are a couple of photos showing the installation of our new C5 front tow hook. The placement can be on either side. The install will require the removal of a few under hood panels, drilling 2 holes and inserting 2 rivots into the frame. Installation is easy and looks great when finished! The tow hook will come with fluent instructions for all, and has great photos to guide you through. If you have any questions you can call any of us at Pfadt and we'll be more than happy to walk you through!!

The price on this new product is $90
and it comes with the Tow Hook, 2 Bolts, 2 Rivet-nuts and a simple to use riveting tool. The only difference between this kit and the rear is the extra hardware.

Good Luck

Thanks Brian for sending me the stuff to convert my rear tow hook into a front tow hook. You guys at Pfadt are the greatest!
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I have a VaraRam intake so the proposed location for the front hook was not an option..... I like things symetrical so I took the front tow hook and welded a few inches on it and then welded it to the frame under the radiator---then removed the front license cover and put a slot in it and shoved the hook out. It looks like a tongue hanging out. And after a day at the track, I am sure it is panting..

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