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 Post subject: April 2018 Prelims
PostPosted: Fri Mar 09, 2018 3:57 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: April 2018 Prelims
PostPosted: Tue Mar 27, 2018 3:01 pm 
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I'm surprised no one has commented on the proposed Towing Eye rule change, is everybody else in compliance? I'll have to change both front and rear because they protrude beyond the bodywork outline by 1 1/4". I think "The current rules are adequate as written."

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 Post subject: Re: April 2018 Prelims
PostPosted: Tue Mar 27, 2018 3:50 pm 
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Protruding tow hooks do a lot of damage to cars they bump, rub, and push on. Great rule! although I would have probably allowed them in the rear to discourage the guy following.

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 Post subject: Re: April 2018 Prelims
PostPosted: Tue Mar 27, 2018 4:35 pm 
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How about leave the rule alone, and grant the rule only for Miata's that want to bump draft

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 Post subject: Re: April 2018 Prelims
PostPosted: Tue Mar 27, 2018 8:28 pm 
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Well you could argue that if it protrudes beyond the bodywork its not legal under the current rule even if its not visible from above etc. So I think them making it clear as to what is allowed or not makes sense as its taking a subjective rule and making it clear. And I like straps fixed to the frame or strong point.

My 2 Cents

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 Post subject: Re: April 2018 Prelims
PostPosted: Wed Mar 28, 2018 12:25 am 
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After seeing a car cut open like a can opener when he turned across another car with a protruding front tow hook, I'm quite in favor of a flexible tow hook or one that does not protrude beyond the bumper outline. This will certainly cause many frustrations for some, but relief for others.

my STU car has a 'swinging ring' type, but it's mounted to the frame horn well underneath the front bumper so it's not going to tear up anyone else's cars. rear bumper one is mounted where the license plate used to be, so it's recessed as well. If anyone hits that, the tow hook is the least of their worries.

EP car has a nylon strap tied to chassis inside the front grill area, and the factory rear metal hook which sits just about flush with the plastic rear bumper. I'll need to look at that one a little closer, but it's easy enough to change on that car.

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 Post subject: Re: April 2018 Prelims
PostPosted: Wed Mar 28, 2018 5:53 am 
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Don't like spending more money, but it's a good idea. As Matt says, once you see a car damaged by one of these hooks, it's worth it to know no one else will be hacking up your car any more than normal with contact.

Straps are available for $25; wrap them around your bumper support (assuming you still have that) and call it a day.

Miata tow hooks are in the grill area. They don't protrude at all.

BMW from the factory has a screw-in tow hook. They stick out several inches and are responsible for many a painful shin injury in the paddock.

To do something more permanent on my car, I'd probably have to weld on some rebar to a crush zone, and run the end out the grill opening (stopping short of 'visible from above').

Let's race man. In my case, it was an easy repair, so no complaints. If you have tow hooks that stick out, fix 'em.


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 Post subject: Re: April 2018 Prelims
PostPosted: Wed Mar 28, 2018 10:21 am 
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 Post subject: Re: April 2018 Prelims
PostPosted: Wed Mar 28, 2018 3:51 pm 
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It'll be the anti-snobbery Bimmer.

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 Post subject: Re: April 2018 Prelims
PostPosted: Wed Mar 28, 2018 5:48 pm 
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blamkin86 wrote:

Straps are available for $25; wrap them around your bumper support (assuming you still have that) and call it a day.


I'm sure everyone on here is a hoarder like me and hasn't thrown away their expired harnesses. Easily can fab a tow hook out of an old belt.

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