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Old 07-05-2007, 02:25 AM   #1
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front tow hook

It's popular around here with our Scions to screw in the front tow hook and leave it there. I tried to do that with my Yaris and it sticks out way too far.

Then, somewhere on here, I saw a tow hook in a picture (maybe a TRD one?) that folds down, totally cool.

1. Anyone know what I'm talking about?
2. Where can I get the cool tow hook, or at least a shorter tow hook?

If all else fails, I'll have a shorter one made and powdercoated so I have what I want.
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Old 07-05-2007, 09:25 AM   #2
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Nukabe makes a really nice one. I have a set for my WRX, I test fit them on and they look great. I will dig up pics of the fold down one. There is a pic in the newest Siphon of the strut tower tow hook, that one is awesome and sticks up out your hood.
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Old 07-05-2007, 09:38 AM   #3
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i think your looking for this.. i have been meanign to get one myself but other things came up. i have bought stuff from this person before so i trust him

http://cgi.ebay.com/TOYOTA-YARIS-VIT...QQcmdZViewItem
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Old 07-05-2007, 09:53 AM   #4
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This is the one that I was talking about, it is made by Prova/Eiffel and is load bearing. You can get it from Fizz Autosports. It's not on the site, but if you give them a call, they have them.


Here is the one that sticks up out of the hood. You normally don't have to cut the hood, it usually is in the seam between the fender and hood.
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Old 07-05-2007, 12:05 PM   #5
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perfect!! thanks guys!!
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Old 07-05-2007, 12:30 PM   #6
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ok, follow up. Fizz Autosports said they don't have one that fits a Yaris.

That could just mean they don't want to see if the one they have actually fits, but regardless, I can't get it from them without knowing if it will fit my car.
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Old 07-05-2007, 12:59 PM   #7
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oooo, sorry about that, I thought they were universal or something. I am sure you could make it fit...
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Old 07-05-2007, 05:18 PM   #8
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Get the one in the tool bag painted, powdercoated or chromed. It'll stick out, won't retract or fold but makes a nice forward "curb" feeler. Besides...If you live in the wild wild west, it'll give you somewhere to tie'er up to the hitch'n post.

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Old 07-05-2007, 06:33 PM   #9
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LOL, sticks out just a LITTLE too far for my taste!
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Old 07-05-2007, 06:37 PM   #10
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or go to local machine shop with stock tow hook and show them a picture of the one you want and ask if they will fab you one up, then see how much it would cost to duplicate a few of them and sell them to ppl on Yarisworld to make a few bucks.
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Old 07-05-2007, 10:12 PM   #11
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Or, get something from any of the options from the above stated then organize a group buy with one of the companies ^^ =P
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Old 07-05-2007, 10:21 PM   #12
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Or, get something from any of the options from the above stated then organize a group buy with one of the companies ^^ =P
I like this option!
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Old 07-05-2007, 11:38 PM   #13
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I wonder if there is an xA tow hook that would possibly work on a Yaris
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Old 07-05-2007, 11:48 PM   #14
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worth looking into for sure. did I hear GB, lol
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Old 07-05-2007, 11:57 PM   #15
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you get one like this

and get the loop to come in different colors that would be a deffinate GB
I bet if we got 10 ppl commited to buying one we could find someone to make them...
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Old 07-06-2007, 12:37 AM   #16
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I have two machine shops near me, I'll go visiting tomorrow
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Old 07-06-2007, 12:44 AM   #17
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Old 07-06-2007, 06:12 AM   #18
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depends how much this will cost .. but if its cheap .. count me in .
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