2011 Golf Tie-Downs

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  1. crysto4

    crysto4 New Member

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    Recently a Golf passed me with a few modifications.
    The one I'm interested in is the seemingly matched to color screw-on eyelet towing connectors I saw that appeared to be left on the car in a permanent style mode. They seemed to cover the remainder of the square plastic pop out that is in the bumper cover. I'd like to use this type of item so when carrying my canoe that a nice tie-down existed at each end of the cat without the removal of bumber covers to the hitch connection area.

    Thanks for any ideas on this!
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  2. xeno555

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  3. Keithuk

    Keithuk Super Moderator

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    You don't need the tow hook permanently connected so why do you want to colour match it?

    Unless you do alot of canoeing.
  4. crysto4

    crysto4 New Member

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    Tow-Hook

    Correct... I do bring the canoe out a lot.

    I saw a VW with a few mods that included this colored one on the back as he went past. He had the dark badge as well but the hook was noticed and less conspicuous than the stock one that came with my black Golf. I figure I could leave them on for the portion of the year I'm out -

    I didn't search tow-hook now but if you discover where I might find one I'd appreciate a response.

    Thanks -
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    Well if your Golf is black just paint them black, I assume you've bought another one?
  6. ksing44

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    They have them at ECS. They certainly look good enough to leave on the car. Some might think you're trying to look like a race car driver, but who cares if you need them to tie your canoe.

    ECS Tuning Volkswagen Tow Hooks

    I saw a post from a guy saying he bent his ECS tow hook and that the stock part is more sturdy, but he was towing the car not just tying a canoe.

    Photo from ECS
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    DAVE PARKER New Member

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    Nice picture. You forgot the verbiage to go with it. I highlighted in bold the important part.

    Tow Hook Kit - Black Ring

    Race inspired styling

    Stylish race-inspired looks when you're parked at a show or on the go.

    Threads easily into any stock tow hook location with the same thread pitch, pattern, and size as your original piece.

    For cosmetic use only.


    You would think that for $48.95 you could actually get something useful. But as a young man whom worked for me for several years would say "The product does not have to actually work. You just have to be able to sell it".

    cheers
    dave parker
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  9. crysto4

    crysto4 New Member

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    Tow Hook Ideas

    Hey, thanx for the info. I have seen the hook style from ECS and there's a bunch like those on EBAY too.

    My latest thought about them is that they probably are better than a straight one in that it makes them shorter for one and the second is the way they're machined/detachable and that's what is appealing to me right now. Less chance of broken knee caps while washing the car.

    Secondly is that I think I'd attempt to get a couple "other" covers to drill-out and put back on leaving only a small gap around the post itself. Put the stock ones in the box with other stock items.

    Thanks again... I'll see how long this takes and attempt a picture when I'm done.

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