Rocket Science Racing Front Tow Hook

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  1. StigsBaldBrother

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    The Rocket Science Racing front tow hook is finally available! I've been working on it for way too long, doing finite element analysis and building several prototypes, but the hard work has finally paid off.

    This tow hook is the strongest and stiffest available for the GT350 and GT350R, yet weighs only 4 pounds. It's made from ASTM A500 steel tubing and is designed to handle the harshest flat tow that Bubba, the tow truck driver, can dish out on the track. It mounts directly to the front bumper beam using grade 8 hardware and requires only minimal modification to the grill. For those that want a stealth appearance while driving on the street, the tow hook mount nearly disappears into the lower grill when the red tow hook loop is removed. It's super easy to throw the tow hook loop in the trunk or glove box for quick retrieval if something happens on the street. The tow hook ships with all necessary hardware and easy to follow instructions including front bumper removal, with pictures.

    I'm offering them now for an introductory price of $130 shipped for the first 5 customers. That's $50 off the regular price. And for anyone local to Orlando, FL, I'll even include free installation.

    Send me a PM or email to RocketScienceRacingLLC@gmail.com to purchase or if you have any questions.
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    I'll take one

    PM sent
     
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    Looking good. Do you have a photo of the hook installed with the bumper cover off and on?
     
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    More details please!
     
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    Damn, this looks way more stout than the ZL1 Addons hook.
     
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    Will this work for the GT?
     
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    I too am interested, but I would like some photos of the attachment and what needs to be modified. Thanks

    PS-I am in Orlando.
     
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    Sorry for the delay guys! I forgot to have the system notify me for replies.

    Here are some more pictures:
    Without bumper cover:
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    With cover: (you'll have to look closely!)
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    Here's a link to the installation instructions. It shows everything that needs to be done.
    https://docs.google.com/document/d/1OPJrPHwFcW-VUzTjHGg09tZ_wswGNjtEHvGfsUyqFJg/edit?usp=sharing

    I'm not sure if it'll work on a GT, but I'd love to find out. If you know someone in the Orlando area with one, I'll sell them one for $50 and a free install to try it out.

    I've sold three already, only two more left at the introductory price!
     
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    I'd be willing to buy it for $50 and try it out if I could return it if it doesn't fit.

    PM me and we can work out the details.
     
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    very cool, it looks like some rocket scientist designed it 8)
     
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    If you're implying that said rocket scientist, who may be employed by an agency of the federal government and therefore over-designed, over-budget and behind schedule, then yes, it is. ;D
     
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    I certainly like the mounting arrangement.

    Since this is a government cost plus project, can we put a screw-in tow hook (ahem, like the ZL-you know who one...) located in the center of one of the grill openings, so there is no cutting.

    I'm greedy I know.
     
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    Believe me, I tried, I really did. I really didn't want to start cutting parts on my brand new $60k car, but i just couldn't get the engineering to work out. Any sort of side load from a flat tow or vertical load pulling it onto the trailer would've deflected the tow hook and broken the grill anyways. The grill openings were just not large enough.

    Damn you Ford for not putting one on from the factory.
     
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    I understand completely. If I'm going to mount one of these, I actually want it to do the job and not tear away my front bumper. Thank you very much for your efforts.
     
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    PM sent about purchase
     
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    ChevyNick , now considering the Season and the fact that you are getting a Ford, it would seem appropriate for you to change your moniker to Saint Nick , as the Mustang is definitely more heavenly and it is a gift that keeps on giving!
     
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    Mine arrived by USPS today. Stig is very easy to deal with. Prompt transaction, shipping. High quality product.
     
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    The first batch has sold out! I'll be fabricating some more and they should be available in the next 2-3 weeks. Send me a PM or an email if you want one or have any questions.

    Thanks to those who purchased the first set!
     
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    Customized the install, went with a center mount. My first shot at uploading pictures:

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    https://goo.gl/photos/nhCkkvituDmE61JP7
     
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