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Old 12-06-18, 12:28 AM
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A discussion started a little while ago revolving around doing some tow hooks for the FD3S. We thought; "why not titanium?".

So here we have our first batch of prototypes...

Not sure what the crowd is gonna think. So we figured we'd throw it up here for criticism, feedback, input... and of course, interest.

- Grade 5 Titanium. Waterjet cut, CNC finished, bent, polished and burnt (or brushed) here in the USA.
- Available as matched front / rear sets or individually.
- Available in 'Burnt' finish or Brushed.
- The front should work with OEM USDM front ends, JDM 99Spec front ends and most aftermarket fronts ends - but obviously we haven't tested all of them.
- The rear will replace the OEM tie down bracket (which is discontinued by the way) and fit with OEM rear bumpers and some aftermarket diffusers. I'm sure the RE-A Street will require some cutting - although the Pro should fit without issues.
- Each tow hook will also include titanium hardware to complete the package.


Soooooo... cool?


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You guys are on your own group buy list hehe... Any range in price yet?
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Awesome to see this group buy! I am very interested!

Couple of questions;

1) Any idea on price point?
2) Do you have an OEM rear tie down hook for comparison pictures? Mine fits perfectly with no cutting of my aftermarket bumper - I am curious to see if this one is the same overall shape/size and will also fit without cutting.
3) Whats the length of the front hook and what it the offset distance of the step out? Curious to measure and see if it will clear my aftermarket bumper.


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I'm with FEED AFFLUX v5 on the questions but also have another one, will the rear work on either side?

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Burnt (with as much purple as possible!)
To clarify I am hoping that you can control the heat in order to widen the purple band band, something like the image below if possible?

If it cannot be done, it's not a deal breaker.....I still want a set






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Originally Posted by tv4184 View Post
You guys are on your own group buy list hehe... Any range in price yet?
Nothing is set in stone right now... but for comparison, the SuperNow tow hook set, which is powder coated steel, is about $300/set delivered from most vendors. These won't be cheaper then that, BUT you're getting an obviously superior product.

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Awesome to see this group buy! I am very interested!

Couple of questions;

1) Any idea on price point?
2) Do you have an OEM rear tie down hook for comparison pictures? Mine fits perfectly with no cutting of my aftermarket bumper - I am curious to see if this one is the same overall shape/size and will also fit without cutting.
3) Whats the length of the front hook and what it the offset distance of the step out? Curious to measure and see if it will clear my aftermarket bumper.
1) See above.

2) These extend further down then the OEM for aesthetic and usability reasons. I will get a picture today comparing the two. If you are stock back there (I know you're not) it'll fit. If you run the RE-A Pro diffuser, it will fit. If you run the RE-A Street diffuser it will require cutting (which I will do on my own car).

3) Total length on the front hook is 295mm.


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I'm with FEED AFFLUX v5 on the questions but also have another one, will the rear work on either side?
I haven't tested it on the USDM passenger side... but isn't the exhaust in the way? Is there actually mounts there? I can look today.


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To clarify I am hoping that you can control the heat in order to widen the purple band band, something like the image below if possible?

If it cannot be done, it's not a deal breaker.....I still want a set
So funny you mentioned this. I agree 100% and had the SAME thought late last night. YOUR diagram will be closer to production. In fact the coloring will start "below" the Alpha logo so a nice full range of color will be exposed when installed.
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garage alpha Thank you for the replies to the questions!

Once more to clarify, can you provide the length from the forward bolt hole to the start of the hook end (A) and the offset distance (B) in the image below?

I want to take some measurements to see if this will fit. I have a feeling it may be too short for my bumper. If this is the case, would it be an option to pay extra to get a longer version? If not, I can get an adapter plate made.

I cannot wait to get this!

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1. FEED AFFLUX v5 - Front & Rear - both Burnt (with as much purple as possible!)
2. Copeland - F&R - Burnt (depending on price and measurements)
3. Cloud9 - F&R - Brushed (pending price)
4. Brekyrself - F&R - Brushed
5. su_maverick - R - Brushed
6. Narfle - F&R - Burnt
7. existanzrx7 - F&R - Burnt (would like to know price)
8. drifter-s - R - Brushed
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Originally Posted by FEED AFFLUX v5 View Post
garage alpha Thank you for the replies to the questions!

Once more to clarify, can you provide the length from the forward bolt hole to the start of the hook end (A) and the offset distance (B) in the image below?

I want to take some measurements to see if this will fit. I have a feeling it may be too short for my bumper. If this is the case, would it be an option to pay extra to get a longer version? If not, I can get an adapter plate made.

I cannot wait to get this!

Ok. Your 'A' measurement is 197mm from center to center of the 'hook hole' to the center of the first mounting hole. The bends are 40 degrees.

If those measurements don't work, I MIGHT be able to make a longer version, but so much of this revolves around as efficient utilization of the material. We figure out how many pieces best utilize what size sheet of titanium we need and order accordingly. A longer version might end up costing TWICE as much, not because it necessarily take up that much more material, but because it reduces the overall output of a sheet by 1 or 2. Aaaaaanyhow, that's a really long way around of saying "maybe".

An adapter plate might be smarter.


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Front to come (bumper isn't currently installed).
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2. Copeland - F&R - Burnt (depending on price and measurements)
3. Cloud9 - F&R - Brushed (pending price)
4. Brekyrself - F&R - Brushed
5. su_maverick - R - Brushed
6. Narfle - F&R - Burnt
7. existanzrx7 - F&R - Burnt (would like to know price)
8. drifter-s - R - Brushed
9. 94 R2 - F&R - Burnt
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would you consider making it out aluminium?
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2. Copeland - F&R - Burnt (depending on price and measurements)
3. Cloud9 - F&R - Brushed (pending price)
4. Brekyrself - F&R - Brushed
5. su_maverick - R - Brushed
6. Narfle - F&R - Burnt
7. existanzrx7 - F&R - Burnt (would like to know price)
8. drifter-s - R - Brushed
9. 94 R2 - F&R - Burnt
10. Nakd n Fearless - R - Brushed
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I wonder if anyone has shots of the rear one installed on a car with the plastic rear valance. I'm interested, but mine's still intact and I'd rather not cut into my car.
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3. Cloud9 - F&R - Brushed (pending price)
4. Brekyrself - F&R - Brushed
5. su_maverick - R - Brushed
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7. existanzrx7 - F&R - Burnt (would like to know price)
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11. tv4184 - F&R - Burnt (pending price - as much burnt as possible)
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Originally Posted by Gumd02000 View Post
would you consider making it out aluminium?
I think aluminum would bend pretty easily if you tried to tow with it. Not an ideal material for this.


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I wonder if anyone has shots of the rear one installed on a car with the plastic rear valance. I'm interested, but mine's still intact and I'd rather not cut into my car.
I'll get you a pic soon. Also going to install a RE-A Street Diffuser and shoot some pics.
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Originally Posted by FEED AFFLUX v5 View Post
garage alpha Thank you for the replies to the questions!

Once more to clarify, can you provide the length from the forward bolt hole to the start of the hook end (A) and the offset distance (B) in the image below?

I want to take some measurements to see if this will fit. I have a feeling it may be too short for my bumper. If this is the case, would it be an option to pay extra to get a longer version? If not, I can get an adapter plate made.

I cannot wait to get this!

If it helps, I would be interested in a longer version, for my afflux ver v.

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