So I wanted to put a nice rear tow hook in the rear of the XV. I had seen those aftermarket "racing tow hooks", but they seemed like more of a show piece than anything.
They look pretty cheap and lacking in strength. I knew the eye hook itself was aluminum and the rest of the shank was questionable. So I set out to make my own upgraded tow hook. Something made from a stronger material, something billet steel. Something that could accept a standard D-ring shackle. So I got together with one of my buddies and we made this:
This is the 1st iteration of it. It accepts a standard 3/4" D-ring shackle.
Some pics of the prototype part installed:
Stay tuned for more progress!