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Old 11-20-2010, 07:21 PM
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Re: WK2 Front Tow Hook Installation (pic heavy)

I suppose it might be possible to have the hooks chromed- you'd just need to find the appropriate shop for it.
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Re: WK2 Front Tow Hook Installation (pic heavy)

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Re: WK2 Front Tow Hook Installation (pic heavy)

Considering ordering some tow hooks and having them chromed....I want them to look like this:
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Re: WK2 Front Tow Hook Installation (pic heavy)

jonesark they look very nice in chrome. The only concern is if you ever use them, the chrome will be scraped off and then you have a rusty mess; think about what a trailer hitch ball looks like after a use or two and some weathering. At least black tow hooks can be touched up when scraped and kept looking new.
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Re: WK2 Front Tow Hook Installation (pic heavy)

Techno, or anyone else who has done this, can you please tell me in which holes you used the longer bolts/washers?

It looks like the longer of the two bolts from Techo's first photo go into the front spacer brackets and spacers at the front of the two hooks?

If that is correct then the shorter bolts put the main mounting bracket directly to the frame?

Thanks in advance. All 8 of my bolts are 16mm heads so it's not as clear from the instructions.

Suggestion: have or get a 30mm deep socket for main bolt. BTW, I hate these gotdamned plastic rivets and connectors that attach exterior fascia and interior panels to everything.
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Re: WK2 Front Tow Hook Installation (pic heavy)

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jonesark they look very nice in chrome. The only concern is if you ever use them, the chrome will be scraped off and then you have a rusty mess; think about what a trailer hitch ball looks like after a use or two and some weathering. At least black tow hooks can be touched up when scraped and kept looking new.
I thought about that....but it looks so good!
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Re: WK2 Front Tow Hook Installation (pic heavy)

Captain Obvious can now confirm the longer bolts go into the front holes, spacers, and spacer brackets towards the front of the hooks. Shorter bolts mount the main brackets to the frame.

If anyone doubts the German influence by Benz, note the metric nuts and bolts on an American vehicle. There's also plenty of made in Germany stickers underneath.
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Re: WK2 Front Tow Hook Installation (pic heavy)

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Captain Obvious can now confirm the longer bolts go into the front holes, spacers, and spacer brackets towards the front of the hooks. Shorter bolts mount the main brackets to the frame.

If anyone doubts the German influence by Benz, note the metric nuts and bolts on an American vehicle. There's also plenty of made in Germany stickers underneath.
Nice work, captain. I didn't remember offhand which went where.

As for the metric, most US label vehicles now are. My old 1992 Saturn was metric for pretty much everything.
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Re: WK2 Front Tow Hook Installation (pic heavy)

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Re: WK2 Front Tow Hook Installation (pic heavy)

If you don't mind my asking, how much was the kit?
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Re: WK2 Front Tow Hook Installation (pic heavy)

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If you don't mind my asking, how much was the kit?
I bought mine from here.

They're steel, so they're heavy, which means you will pay a decent amount for shipping. I was amused that they put a "fragile" sticker on the box (yeah, they're rated to 1.5x vehicle weight, but don't drop them). I was more amused that UPS had apparently played kickball with said box and managed to knock a hole in it (everything was still inside though).
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Re: WK2 Front Tow Hook Installation (pic heavy)

Did you have to pop out/cut/discard a spacer hole on the lower dam where the new hooks will go?
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