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Old 09-16-2017, 10:22 PM   #1
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Default Flat towing my 5 speed question.

Is it possible to put a second tow hook receiver mount on the driver side? There is one tow hook receiver on the passenger side.

I'd like to fab a base plate using the 2 tow hooks so I can flat tow my 5 speed.
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I would not use those hooks to secure to a flatbed.
The don't connect directly to the chassis.
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I would not use those hooks to secure to a flatbed.
The don't connect directly to the chassis.
Really? They don't connect to the front chassis?

Let me do some investigation. There are 2 318ti at the local pull a part.
I plan to get the passenger side bumper support and mount it on the driver side. I can see how they attached to the front cross member.
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Really? They don't connect to the front chassis?

Let me do some investigation. There are 2 318ti at the local pull a part.
I plan to get the passenger side bumper support and mount it on the driver side. I can see how they attached to the front cross member.
Look into it. When a tow truck used the tow hook to pull my car onto the truck the shock between the chassis and bumper deformed the chassis.

I had to bang the chassis to get the bumper to align properly.

ADD: Front? I was referring the the rear. But I assume it's the same deal.
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Well I went to the junk yard and got the passenger side bumper shock mount with the threaded piece for the tow hook.
It was bolted to the front chassis with 4 6mm bolts and nuts. It looked sturdy to me.

I will pull out the unthreaded driver side bumper mount and mount the threaded mount I got from the junk yard.
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Good luck.
After being towed I remember I needing to buy a new shock and pound out the frame.
Again, it was the rear.

I found my original thread.
http://www.318ti.org/forum/showthread.php?t=28324
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Well I was able to get a passenger side front bumper mount from the yard and got it installed on the driver side.
I am fabricating a base plate that bolts to the threaded mount for the tow hook.
The base plate will attach to my tow bar so I can flat tow it.
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Here is the river side tow hook.
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