Type R TOW FK8

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    Doesn't look bad. If I were going to do a rear tow strap/hook I would use the factory mounting position and buy the Okuyama strap.
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    Okayama strap or Sparco? Price difference gap is huge.
     
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    Is the Sparco one made specifically for the FK8 like this or is it universal?
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    even if so I'd get the Okuyama because JDM.
     
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    Need to modify the little panel piece?
     
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    Yea looks like for the track only or that piece needs a little Dremel work.
     
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    is that thing just attached to the bumper?
     
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    omg here we go....I can't talk I guess. I did this on a few cars..."yo, check out my mad JDM tow hook...that's not functional, lol"
     
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    i mean.. i cant see anything functional in that.. its more of "look at what i got on ebay" type of look..
     
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    GENERAL COMPETITION RULES
    9.3.47.
    TOWING EYES
    All cars without an exposed roll bar shall have a towing eye or strap, front
    and rear that does not dangerously protrude from the
    bodywork when the
    car is racing, to be used for flat towing or hauling the vehicle. A remov
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    able towing eye carried inside the car is not acceptable, except in formula
    cars and Sports Racing cars. These towing eyes or straps shall be easily
    accessible without removal or manipulation of
    bodywork or other panels.
    Towing eye minimum ID 2 inches.
    The required tow eyes must be strong enough to tow the car from a haz
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    ard such as a gravel trap. Front tow eye may be mounted in the driver/
    passenger side window openings, or any location forward of the wind
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    shield. If mounted in the driver/passenger side window openings, it must
    be attached to the forward
    roll cage down tube as close to the base of the
    windshield as possible. If the front tow eye is located in the side window
    openings there shall be one on each side of the car. Rear tow eyes must
    be accessible rearward of the rear axle centerline.
    In addition, for Formula and Sports Racing cars, if the main hoop is faired
    in, the fairing shall have access holes to allow the insertion of a bar or
    strap to allow the car to be lifted by a wrecker.


    Looks aside, it's more like, "Yo, look at me and my fully functional sweet JDM tow strap."

    Type R weight: Curb weight 1380-1436 kg
    From Okuyama: Tensile strength: 3,000 kg (strength of the belt) Both steel and aluminum line up Steel made products are competition regulation compatible(Japan regulation).

    Pretty sure the hole in the bumper you see is there so it can screw into the frame. Doesn't seem like it would be too smart to try and tow the vehicle if it were only attached to the bumper.
     
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